Photo by David Location: Waynesboro, VA Shown: Blue Throated Macaw "Jinx"
My amazing friend Jeannie (whose Amazon parrot I took in for 45 days...) recently got VERY into outdoor freeflight with her parrots along with her friend, Sheri, and her husband, John. I absolutely LOVE going on freeflight trips with them whether it's in Florida, Virginia or Utah. They're a blast!
Jeannie had been wanting a rose breasted cockatoo (aka galah) ever since meeting Bondi and Bandit (my own) and she began looking for one this summer but to no avail. Most would have to wait til Spring, so instead, (because she is also impatient AND fell in love with Jinx, my blue throat macaw) she decided to jump on the available baby blue throat now from my favorite breeder ever! Hit me up if you'd like a baby blue throated macaw because this lady puts out AMAZING birds. They're on great diets when you get them (eating the freshest, healthiest foods already) and she handles them daily making them sweet birds already and unafraid of people.
Anyway, Jeannie got herself her own baby who is related to Tika (another freestyle flyer student from California) blue throats just seem to be the "it" birds for outdoor freeflight!
Okay, but the point of this post is actually unique names so I better get to that...
I was so flattered because Jeannie asked me what name ideas I had. Well, I'd been watching the show Weeds recently and I fell in love with one of the actresses on there. She looks like Katy Perry, and I was convinced it was her so I waited for the credits to roll by in one episode in the hopes of proving myself right.
Wrong. It was an actress named Zoey and I thought awesome name!
So when Jeannie asked me for name suggestions (and the blue throat is a girl) I immediately said, "Zoey!" and they ALL loved it and decided to go with it. I'm super flattered they loved it so much and glad I got to name her, that will forever be my very own connection with Zoey... hahaha.
You can find unique names in the strangest places, and it's OK to give the good ones to your friends. No need to be greedy.
Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She isn’t homeless but is home less than she prefers to be. She travels the world with her husband, daughter, and a flockful of parrots whom she shares the stage with.