Avian Wellness Retreat

May

11

2012

I’m very excited to be attending an event put on by Phoenix Landing, called the Avian Wellness Retreat, happening later this year. OCTOBER 20-21, 2012 8:30-5:00 on Saturday; 9:00-5:00 on Sunday UNC-ASHEVILLE, NC A Weekend of Knowledge and Hands-On Training An amazing combination of teachers will...

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Humane Society Raid in Ohio Rescues 100 parrots

May

10

2012

Wings Over The Rainbow, a non-profit bird rescue that has had a physical presence for some time on Facebook, didn’t always sit well with a number of people. There were questions over birds care, and particularly, a cockatoo named Casey’s death. Now, people’s worst fears are confirmed...

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A thought on Parrots, Behavior, Training, and Approach

May

8

2012

While at the IAABC conference in Warwick, Rhode Island this year, I got into an interesting discussion with some of the ‘non bird’ folk there, and some bird folk, including Dr. Susan Friedman. We were having some friendly banter on teaching birds, avian knowledge, and so-forth. I don’t...

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Lost Budgie Recites Address

May

3

2012

Originally posted on The Telegraph [box] Fumie Takahashi is reunited with her pet budgerigar in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture. The bird escaped from her house in the city early on April 29 and was returned to her on May 2 after telling the police its owner’s address, specifying the block and...

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The Nest Box

Apr

7

2012

When traveling, it is a habit of mine to hop on a computer and see if there is a bird specialty store in the area I am traveling to or from. When visiting Charleston South Carolina last week, I stopped by a store I had found online called The Nest Box. The Nest Box is located outside of Charleston in...

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The Charleston Chopettes

Mar

30

2012

Sometimes, I’m reminded of how much I absolutely love Facebook. Like this week – thanks to Facebook (and some great timing), I was able to take a trip to Charleston, SC, meet some wonderful people, and make an absolute crap-ton of fresh bird food. Tuesday (3.27.12)  I took a nice little...

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Happy 7th Anniversary Caique Forum!

Mar

22

2012

Exactly 7 years ago today, I launched CaiqueForum.com, then known as Caique Crazy Forums. Using a free online forum service, I gathered a small community of caique lovers like myself, to do what us bird owners like to do best – talk about our birds. Since then, the forum has undergone many changes...

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Executive Director of Bird Rescue Charged with 69 Counts of Animal Death

Mar

19

2012

It’s a shudder inducing title, isn’t it? A little background story: The Bailey Foundation is a nonprofit organization in Columbia, Maryland. According to their website, they have been around since 2004, and specialize in exotic bird rescue, providing a sanctuary for birds in need. They were...

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Parrot Refuge Funding Soars

Mar

16

2012

[box] This article was originally posted on the Times Colonist, by Judith Lavoie[/box] Birds at the World Parrot Refuge in Coombs are flying high with news that funding for the sanctuary will be restored to the same level as three years ago. “I am so excited about this I want to tell the world,”...

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Bird Talk Magazine Commercial

Mar

16

2012

Bird Talk Magazine has a new commercial. Check it out!      

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