Belated New Year Musings

Jan

23

2013

So I realize that as I write this, the first month of the new year has almost passed. With everything that happened in 2012, I feel like I am running three months behind in every aspect of 2013 so far! With the new year comes our will to do something new, something exciting, self fulfilling, or something...

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Learning from Mercy

Aug

27

2012

This article originally appeared in Good Bird Magazine, Fall of 2008 edition. It was published under my maiden name, Emily Gough.  Mercy came into our lives as quickly as she left. A red tailed grey sixteen years young, she was displaced for the second time in her life when we got the call. From the...

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Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number

Jul

25

2012

I’m sure we’ve all heard that saying at one time or another. Most of the time, it seems this saying applies to those who are ‘young at heart’, while on rare occasions it can refer to the younger person with that ‘old soul’. In our society today, age is becoming more...

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June 2012 Bird Talk

May

18

2012

If you don’t already subscribe to Bird Talk magazine, or have your copy of the June 2012 edition… go to your local pet store and pick up a copy right now. I’ll love you forever if you do. Why, you ask? The feature story is written by yours truly! I had a blast writing it, and was truly...

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Full Spectrum Lighting

Jul

11

2011

  Recently, I’ve been re-examining the way I provide my birds with full spectrum light. According to research I’ve been doing, full spectrum tube lighting is more beneficial then compact fluorescent lights (CFL’s). With the recent full spectrum light movement in the avian world,...

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Sponsor a Caique

Jun

16

2011

As you all may or may not know, caiques are near and dear to my heart. I love the little troublemakers! The CaiqueForum.com is helping to sponsor a white bellied (yellow thigh) caique named Sprite who resides at Best Friends Sanctuary. The sanctuary is located in Kanab, Utah, and is acres upon acres...

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Caique Goes Shopping

Feb

18

2011

Sometimes I will stumble across a super cute video that I can’t just resist sharing. This is one of those videos! Check it out. This person also have videos of their caique bowling, riding a bicycle, and other such cute tricks. Check out their the YouTube Playlist I created for this talented...

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The Caique that Wants to Kill Me

Feb

17

2011

I’ve owned my female black headed caique Rosie, for about 5 years now. She is a rehome parrot, and has always been a little ‘special’. Her former owners raised her like a human child instead of  a bird, so as a result she still doesn’t quiet understand that humans aren’t...

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