Warms My Heart

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It warms my heart when I’m watching a video or reading a book and one of my daughters comes out of nowhere and says, “Piper!” or “Grayson” or any of the birdies’ names. Basically what happens is if they don’t know the type of bird it is but we have one, they identify it by our pets’ names. So Piper goes for all Quakers. Ringo goes for all Indian ringnecks and so forth. They know that African greys are African Greys. I thought about teaching them their alphabets through parrot types for example:

A for apple would be A for African grey
B for Boy would be B for Budgie
C for Cat would be C for Caique
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However just because Parrots are MY thing doesn’t mean it has to be their thing and I accept that. That’s why if they express an interest in a different type of pet, I’m open to looking into it. My son has a bearded dragon for years now. When the rest of the kids get older they will have their option of either investing more time with one of the parrots we already have or choosing their own pet. I can’t lie though, to see them take an interest in my parrots does warm my heart and makes me a proud little mommy.

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A Month with No Pellets

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Am I going crazy? Maybe. But I decided to give it a try anyways. So Welcome to 2018! Today is January 2nd, 2018 and I have a very low bag of pellets so I decided why not try a month without pellets. Obviously this doesn’t apply to my Lorikeets as they will always get their nectar and since I don’t give them any sort of pellets, this will be nothing new. I will be trying to introduce more human food into the lorikeets’ diet but it doesn’t matter if they eat it or not as they will still get their regular meals.

They started their day with their “Shreddies” cereal, then they had a fruit mix and now for dinner hard boiled eggs with lightly boiled carrots.
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I have also decided that for the month of January, I want to focus on improving their beaks, feathers and bones. I’ll be attempting this by making sure everyday their diet will include something that will improve those parts. So Today it was eggs and carrots. These two items are said to improve their bones, beaks, feathers and vision. Very excited to see if I will be able to see a difference in their beaks and feathers by the end of this month.

Tomorrow for their fruit mix I will do apples, blackberries and blueberries as they all help with the 3 areas I’m interested in improving. Will my attempt work? I have no idea but nothing tried, nothing gained. This means more work in the kitchen for me, I think I’m up for the challenge. Wish me luck!
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A Lorikeet Dry Mix

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I found this recipe in the lorikeet group on Facebook and thought it would be great to share for those who want to try their hands at making their own lorikeet mix. My hands aren’t this talented unfortunately so I can’t tell you how your feathered friends would like it at the moment but hopefully one day I’ll be able to try (it does seem pretty simple enough):

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Bird Show & Expo – 2017

I go to the “Everything to do with Pets show” every year and every year I have a blast. However I missed it this year as I was too tired to do anything extra but sleep. I came across this expo that will be happening in the end of October. I think it will be fun and although I’m maxed out at the amount of Parrots I can have in my home, I will be attending just to see what’s out there.

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I found out about this on the Canadian Breeders site on Facebook. I’m so glad I joined that site. I found a baby violet Indian Ringneck that I will be adding to my flock as soon as I can afford to pay for her #brokelife. She is suppose to be “super tame” and I always wanted a violet Indian Ringneck hopefully my neighbors won’t mind. Anyhow back to the show…

I like seeing baby birds even though most times they are ugly looking, there is a cuteness to them too. At the show, if the breeders have weaned babies you can take one home right there however if they aren’t weaned then you can put down a deposit and get your baby once weaned!

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Even if your not interested in buying a parrot, sometimes it’s nice just to see them and meet the different breeders. All big birds have been tested for the 3 most major diseases and of course each section is kept separate from other breeders. I like to see the different birds but sometimes you might find a cage, toys, food etc… Something that you can find at the show that you never could find or never thought of. Either way, I say come out and support the cause, even if it is just to look at the beautiful macaws :).

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This will be my first official expo and no I am not getting paid to promote it. I just think it would be a great experience for bird lovers. Also it gives you something to do right before Halloween that does not involve costumes or candy, hahaha! Unless your going to try to dress up like a bird that is… Apparently you can get your tickets online and they have a deal going on that if you buy 2, you get an extra one for free. The cost isn’t a lot, it’s so affordable – only 8 dollars a person! You can’t go wrong!  I’ll be there with my little kids so if you want to meet us, this is also your chance to “bump” into me :).

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I can’t wait to see all the little chicks and I will definitely try to take some pictures to show you all what I seen. Basically, I will try to be blogging while I’m there so those of you who can’t make it… .Will have an idea of what was going on so maybe next year! I probably won’t be joining the contest unless I get a new phone by then lol but it’s definitely a great thing for me so I can get pictures for you guys!

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Let me tell you, they did not forget about the kids! It will be fun and educational for your kids as well because they will have a section for the kids to learn and color. Which is great for me as my 2 little ones will love that! If you have a mini artist on your hands you should consider entering them into the coloring contest. There will probably be other events or contests going on that I’m just not aware of…
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Oh yea, before I forget, they also have a suggestion box thing going on right now so if you have any suggestions about things you want to see at the show, feel free to send them a message.

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All the pictures in this post has been taken from their facebook group. If you are interested in finding out more then search for bird show and expo 2017 and you should find the page. I hope some of you are able to make it and if you see me, PLEASE say HI!

F.Y.I – The times are Saturday from 9am – 5pm and Sunday 8am – 5pm. You can bring your own birds but just to keep my flock safe as I don’t know if other people bring their parrots to the vet – my flock will be missing this event. Sorry if I disappointed any of you

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My Faithful People

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Hi Guys,

I have been so busy with the two full time jobs that this blog, my kids, my own life and my parrids were all neglected! GREAT news though! I promise I’m back for good this time!

You can expect 3 posts a week from me and if you follow us on YouTube – parentingparrots, we post one video a week.

So I need a favor… On my site I don’t have an option to send out a mass email so I am asking all my subscribers/followers – my faithful people to please go to my contact us page and send me a quick message so I can get your email. No, I won’t be filling up your inbox with spam LOL! I actually just want to send out my gift to you which I promised that anyone who followed me would receive something from me and I have finally got it worked out. If I already have your email then you will receive an email from me. If I don’t then please do the above steps so I can get your thank you gift to you.

FYI – I’m starting to do Parrot training/consultations and Parrot sitting. I don’t have it all worked out as yet but if interested just send me a message and I’m sure we can make some arrangements for me to assist you while getting my footing settled!

Thank you guys so much for your patience with me this past year and I hope my knowledge, my parrids and my mistakes will help give you laughs and joys and of course education.

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