Author Archives: wpadmin

Quaker Mutations

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Many people are unaware of the numerous colours in which parrots can be found. Other than green, which is the colour of Quaker Parakeets in the wild, all mutations are created by humans who have an understanding of genetics and breed birds selectively to achieve a certain colour trait in chicks produced. As this is […]

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Welcome to the Flock, Alex!

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Many years ago my mother had a subscription to Bird Talk magazine. One day, she was sorting through a stack of them and I happened to see the cover of the issue on the top of the pile. I said “oh-my-gosh, that is the most beautiful bird I have ever seen”. Neither of us could […]

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Mischief in the Nest Box

For those who are on my “waiting list”, the wait is getting shorter! While we have no eggs yet, I have been seeing promising behaviours from the birds. Namely, all of the quaker parents are carrying twigs around in their cages, and several birds including one pair of linnies and two pairs of conures have […]

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Adding to The Flock

I am very strategic about choosing the birds that are brought into my aviary. For each species I breed, I look for parents that will provide the best combination of colour, temperament, bone structure/size, and lineage. Often, this means travelling to purchase the birds I feel are the best fit. Thus, I drive far and […]

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Canadian Pet Expo

I try to stay notified of current events, particularly when they involve birds! For those who may be unaware, the Canadian Pet Expo (formerly known as the All About Pets Show) is taking place March 25-27, 2016 at the International Centre in Mississauga. This show is truly one-of-a-kind, and fun for everyone in your family […]

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The Magic of The Internet

One of the great benefits of the internet is the ability to connect with people you never would otherwise have the chance to meet. Earlier this week I received an unexpected phone call from a lovely lady (we will call her “Jenny” for confidentiality purposes) who found this website while searching for information on budgies. […]

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Love is In The Air

Candles…chocolate…fine red wine…classical music…all things humans need to get “in the mood”. Birds have much simpler and less-expensive needs, but they still do require a signal that Spring is on its way. At this time of year, all of the breeding pairs are well-rested after having raised families last year and will soon be ready to […]

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Caiques are Coming!

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Much is changing in the aviary, this year! We have recently added a pair of Black-Headed Caiques to the flock. Pictures will be added, along with a species-specific web page in the coming week, or so. Look out! These cuties will steal your heart!

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The Great Shuffle

With 40+ parrots in the house at any given time, we always have a surplus of cages. Some cages are in storage for use with future babies who must learn how to navigate a “wire world” before being sent to new homes. Those cages are sensible to have in storage because there is a guaranteed […]

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Santa-Bird Came This Year!

All of the birds love Christmas time…happy music, friendly faces “oohing” and “aweing” over their beauty, new toys, and special treats. For me, Christmas is simply an excuse to buy MORE bird-related paraphernalia! We are looking forward to an exciting year in 2016. In the Spring and Summertime we are expecting baby Green-Cheeked Conures, Lineolated […]

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