Author Archives: bloolark

Why you probably don’t want a parrot as a pet.

Since I have a handful of pictures, but not enough for an interesting post, I’m going to intersperse them with some educational text. I post a lot of pictures, pictures of parrots, and of cats, and of dogs. I tell … Continue reading

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The swing has been a huge hit.

The kitchen swing has been so much of a hit that we’re adding another one which is being drilled and crafted as we speak. Of course, we still lack hooks to hang it up, but I’m sure we can manage … Continue reading

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Introducing Cody!

As I had mentioned in a few previous posts, we’ve been keeping an eye out for a few specific species around as companions both for us and for the parrots we currently have. Thus, Tlalli came home, and then Keela. … Continue reading

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Swing in the kitchen!

One of the joys of owning your own house is that you can do crazy things. We had a giant swing in our aviary in Vancouver that was on an old rusty chain. We removed the chain and restrung it … Continue reading

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What does it actually look like, living with so many pets?

Thanks to a great deal of environmental arrangements and training, all of my ‘free-range’ type pets are generally okay with each other. By free-range, I mean those who get free time in some part of the household. Not, for example, … Continue reading

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Parrot related goals!

It’s funny, two new parrots in the household, and there’s suddenly a number of specific behavioural goals that come with them. I figured it’s worthwhile to discuss a little bit, mixed with pictures, so that people who read this and … Continue reading

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A visiting cat and possible future excitement.

Nearly a year ago, we found a picture of an adorable fawn solid Oriental shorthair on Jelly’s breeder’s facebook page, and made arrangements to take him home. Because of his colour, bloodline, and general structure, when we went to visit … Continue reading

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Chess club and frat boys.

Tonight, we let the pair o’ greys meet each other, and watching them watch Tlalli flail around in joy is possibly the most entertaining thing I’ve ever seen. Greys are relatively reserved parrots (although Keela is much less so than … Continue reading

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Introducing Akeelah.

One of the things that I’ve mentioned of late, and will be discussing more in the future, is parrot companions. The longer I’ve owned parrots, the more I think that they get a great deal out of having a similar-species … Continue reading

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Photos various, or cats, dogs, and birds, oh my.

Life continues along swimmingly. I’ve had the head cold of doom the past two weeks but have somehow survived. The main household issue lately has been what we politely call ‘rotten foot dog’. Noire scraped the side of her foot … Continue reading

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