Parrot Harnesses - Delight or Danger?

The girl on the phone sobbed inconsolably. She had taken her African grey parrot outside in a harness. When she realized she had forgotten her wallet, she passed the bird and its leash to her friend while she ran back inside to get her money. She was gone for just a few minutes. Time enough for her friend to get startled, let go of the leash and the bird to fly high up into a tree with the harness and leash still attached.

Many times I have been asked my opinion about harnesses. Harness marketing suggests that it is easy . . . → Read More: Parrot Harnesses – Delight or Danger?

Greenwing Lailah Loves Me

17-09-2012 Lailah, my handicapped Greenwing macaw girl, is officially in love with me. In the mornings she calls “hey you”, until I, being well trained, get out of bed and give her my hand. She takes it ever so gently in her beak and then starts pumping. Luckily she just goes through the motions and I do not end up with a handful of regurgitated โ€œickyโ€ stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚

I can hold her handicapped foot quite well now with my left hand, too. Will need to introduce nail clippers, next. The nails are so long that I will have to start . . . → Read More: Greenwing Lailah Loves Me


My friend Ray’s trained free flying B&G, Cecil, has gone missing. Cecil is well loved by neighbours and friends. His loss is devastating. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Cecil Freeflying

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