Speaking For Parrots

Parrots need your voice

Parrot Feather Picking, Self-Mutilation, and Other OCD Behaviors: It’s Not Your Fault.

In the bad-ole-days, if you had a parrot who had some kind of feather destructive behavior (FDB), or self-mutilated, you were stigmatized. You were accused of not providing enough toys … Continue reading

October 23, 2016 · 17 Comments

Calling On Dog and Cat Advocates: Parrots Need Your Help, Too.

Last year, I was taken to a “parrot party,” which was a gathering of parrot people, speakers and vendors. Also there, were a couple of tables set up for dog and … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · 59 Comments

Parrots Live With Me; or, Il Meglio è Nemico del Bene

When people don’t like what you have to say, but really can’t refute it, they start throwing out the logical fallacies.  Case in point, many breeders use the Tu Quoque … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · 8 Comments

Realistic Lifespans of Parrots in Captivity

There’s something aviculture doesn’t acknowledge, and that’s the true lifespan of captive, “pet” parrots: most don’t reach old age.  I base this assertion on my experience, the experience of others, … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · 79 Comments

I’ll Be Back!

Now that you have your parrot in the carrier, you start to wonder if she will understand that you’re not abandoning her at the boarding facility.  You’re bringing favorite toys … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Carriers: A Parrot’s Ticket To Ride

When I was a fledgling, my parents owned a 1966 Chevy Impala convertible that was a stunning aquamarine.  I remember being in that car with my mother driving. I would … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

People Are The Same All Over: A Hidden Truth In Aviculture

If you’re a fan of The Twilight Zone, you might recognize this title. It was an episode that first aired in 1960, and stars Roddy McDowell as Sam Conrad, one of two … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · 39 Comments