A Toucan Bird Themed Nursery

Glider chair with custom diaper bag.  My husband and I knew that we'd want a bird theme of some sort no matter what gender our baby turned out to be. We thought about going with a blue bird, like our blue throated macaw "Jinx", if we had a boy. Then our colors would be blue and yellow. And if a girl, maybe we would go with the theme of galahs -...
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What You Can Learn About Bird Training, From Dog Training

Hiking Wilson Arch with my galah Bandit and German Shepard Diesel. I've been on a mission to teach my dog practically all the tricks in this puppy training book I have, 51 Puppy Tricks. It's an amazing book and if you have a puppy, I highly recommend it! Get it as early as possible, too. The reason I feel so drawn to teaching my pup all these t...
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The Ultimate Daddy-to-be Survival Kit

The Ultimate Daddy-to-be Survival Kit I made for my hubby. When I first learned there was such a thing as a "hospital survival it" or "daddy-to-be survival kit", I was super excited and curious. I looked at just about every one blogged about online and studied what was in them. But I felt like a serious personal touch was missing - and maybe it...
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Our Current Flock of 9 and How They Came to Be

I can't tell you how many times people ask me, "How many birds do you have?!" It's easy to get confused and think I own a small rescue of parrots with all the photos I post, videos uploaded and tales told of various species of parrots. I get requests for birds you guys see a lot, or in popular videos like Storm the interrupting amazon parrot or ...
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Getting a New Toucan, This Time a Toco!

Photo provided by breeder To my complete shock, our entire facebook community came together and talked Dave into setting up a donation of sorts to help us get a Toco Toucan. Everyone was asking why we hadn't gotten another; and we told them the truth... $10,000 for a toucan? We couldn't justify paying such an amount for such a fragile pet, es...
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Our Birds on Cake Boss

While spending the summer of 2010 in Coney Island, New York, Cake Boss came out and filmed part of their episode on the show. They made a special cake for the circus, and included lots of the animals and performers in it... making edible figurines of all of us.   Photo by Jason Gibson Location: Coney Island, NY Designed by Cake Boss: Swainson...
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