The birth of The Roaming Parrot

Feb

7

2013

Anyone who knows me, knows I am passionate about parrots. I am passionate about their health and welfare, and doing the best we can for keeping parrots as pets. I’ve been working with bird rescues for a long time – since I was about 15 years old. There is so much disconnect in the avian world,...

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My College Tuition Was Paid by a Bird Breeder

Aug

15

2012

I try to play nice. To the best of my ability, I always try to see both sides of any story (although being human, at times I often fail miserably). When it comes to arguments or disagreements, I do my best to stick to facts, stay civil, and hear or read what the other side is saying. I feel like my communication...

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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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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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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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Parrots and Cellulitis

Jun

23

2011

Did you know that parrots can get cellulitis? I sure didn’t, until it occured with my boyfriends male eclectus, Pickle. What is Cellulitis? Cellulitis is a common skin infection that is caused by bacteria. It occurs frequently in humans, (and from research I did, dogs as well) and its symptoms...

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10 Things Bird Owners Simply Must Have

Apr

10

2011

As a bird owner, you know that birds can be messy creatures. Very messy creatures. If you have multiple birds (especially multiple large birds) you will soon feel the strain of the battle against the clean. Some days, you’ve just vacuumed¬†and then wham bird seed all over the carpet. Not to mention...

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Thirsty Parrot

Mar

11

2011

So, I’ll admit, I have this pseudo-addiction to the game Bejeweled. You know, the one where you go and arrange the jewels in rows of three to eliminate them and have more fall down? Generally you can play a timed, beat the clock version, which is double the fun of the plain Jane ‘play till...

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Love Your Tee – and Respect Your Parrot

Mar

3

2011

Big news in the parrot world – fashion extraordinare has teamed up with the World Parrot Trust to save parrots! “The parrot is such a strong idea, we wanted to share it with our fans in a new and intensive way”, says Eyan Allen, Creative Director of BOSS Orange. HUGO BOSS and its BOSS...

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