Odin is a GIRL, Betty--Now Loki-- Is a BOY. This is a total shock as we thought they were the opposite. LOL!! guess it goes to show you can't always tell the sex of a bird by looking at it.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Please welcome Betty to our flock!! ( yes, we changed her name :p)
I am so pleased with her so far, she is incredibly sweet. She is still young( i was told 11 months, but am going to call the breeder to know for sure) and does her head bob a little when she is feeling comfortable. I was able to give her lots of head scratches with her permission.
She is QUIET, no speaking no peeps, etc. Not sure whats up with that. She is a tad scruffy in her chest( could be over preening, she didn't have any toys at all )so a vet visit is in order. The only noise she did make is finch calls. she definitely was spending alot more time outside than inside, which is really apparent.
I am unsure if she had a name either.
She is very tuckered out, it was a 50 minute ride home, so she is snuggling in her cage for now. I can't wait to introduce her to Odin and see what he thinks... soon enough, but must wait!!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Unexpectedly, we have decided to add to our flock. Yes, Scooter the military is still in the works, but he has an AWESOME home with an awesome mom til the perfect time comes for me to bring him home, which unfortunately is not now.
This afternoon, myself and my fiancee went to visit a little girl I spotted on Craigslist last weekend. She is 11 months old. She is so adorable. They are rehoming her for a lack of time, plus it was supposed to be her boyfriends bird and is starting to bond to her, which she didn't want, and he is not taking care of her. Her wings are totally butchered, but she has had a bird fly away from her before so I can understand her fear. We spent a little time with her this afternoon, and she stepped up willingly to myself and my fiancee. We are making the finalization on where to put her and when to go get her. I am totally smitten.
Our new Bronze Wing Pionus.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Hello readers :) just somethings going on cooking wise: tried an oatmeal pumpkin bread, it was definitely a hit with Peanut, my gluttonous sennie.
Also dinner for the flock looked rather yummy tonight, so i thought i would share. :)
Volkmann Fancy Soak and Simmer Directions:
1 cup soak and simmer, soak on a countertop for 4 hours, rinse, add more water(well above the mix), cook on the stove top for 45 minutes. Drain, allow to cool(or add frozen veggies for an instant cool).
Volkmann soak and simmer is a great blend of rice, legumes, and split peas. Its got a little bit of everything my guys love!
Tonight after cooking i added frozen peas to cool our mix, then some fresh carrot, celery(just for fun, not a highly nutritious veggie because of its water content, just for them to crunch on.) and cucumber. Also put a grape per bird on top for dessert.
One cup of this mix and all these diced veggies makes for alot of food for just 3 birds, but it works out great for my busy schedule. This dinner refrigerates well, and will last me up to 3 days.
Thanks for reading. Until next time,
Enjoy, and happy cooking! :)
Dinner--looking tasty :P
Mom got some instant rave reviews! Baby:
But, Someone was being camera shy. Peanut:
Of course he couldn't resist:
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I've had macaw envy ever since i set eyes on a great big green wing macaw back in the day as a little girl. I will be adopting a 6 y.o. military macaw, named Scooter. I have met him twice, and he is fostered with a co-worker as is, she thinks we will jive just right. He's a silly boy, and looooves the lady's( lucky for me). I will be house sitting for her so i will have some prime one on one with him to really bridge that gap of stranger/friend. He will probably come home with us next year. Although that seems far away, it is already close to the end of the year as is!!
I feel so giddy over all this, here comes the new bird feeling!! get ready for tons of pictures, stories, adventures, new stuff, trees, OMG i just can't wait.
Some back story on the fella: He is severely plucked, and came to my co-worker like this; a major plucker/screamer. She has cured his screaming(he is out 100% of the time.) but he is still a compulsive plucker, to the point of being a naked chicken. This bothers some people, but to me, naw, i saw him as just another bird ready to play, and cause mischief. Hopefully we can get some of his feathers back in but if not, who cares right? It's personality that matters.
Our second time meeting went very well!! Unfortunately(not for me but him) her hyacinth was all over me to play, he would not leave me alone long enough to spend a ton of time with Scooter, but what we accomplished today was MAJOR. He allowed me to hold him multiple times(still putting up a military fight, lol) scratch his back and give head scratches. It was a great experience with lots of food, ice cubes, and fun.
This is Scooter munching on an ice cube.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Today is my first post. Might as well begin with some things about my current birds: I am owned by 3 parrots, and care for 2 zebra finches and their babies that we have at the moment.
1 Bronze Wing Pionus male, Odin, approximately 1 year old.
1 African Red Belly Female, Babie, approx. 3 years old.
and 1 Senegal Male, Peanut, approx. 13 years old.
I am so grateful to have these birds in my life, they bring me such joy. Their personalities are truly so different from each other, and I love them for that.