My flock started off rather by accident. Despite knowing what a bad idea it was, I ended up going into a pet shop near my university one day before a lesson. I saw two adorable wee canaries and had to have them. My boyfriend, Oliver, reluctantly agreed. How much trouble could two fluffy songbirds bring?
Quite a lot, as it turns out – though indirectly! It was through my belated in-depth research on canaries that I discovered parrots.
Well I have some exciting news. I seem to be the world’s luckiest girl as a friend has just done something absolutely incredible for me. A friend bought me a blue and gold macaw. I’m finally able to tell people about it as he has just had his microchip done (he doesn’t like needles much!!!)
Q: Is it safe to give my bird meat?-Joann, Athens, GA
A: Meat is not part of the natural diet of a parrot. However, when offered a piece of chicken, many parrots will accept. Offer them a cookie, they will do the same. I think we all went to school with a kid that ate the paste that glued pieces of construction paper together. I doubt that it was ever on the dinner menu at his house. Just because a parrot (or kid) eats something, ...