Recently, we received a package from Susan and her flock. Inside was this lovely card, with a sticker for each of the birds,A Sido “mini mi”,an adorable cockatiel ring,and a shreddable play mat that Sido is happily taking apart.We are so very lucky to have such wonderful friends – thank you so much Susan!
Sido and her flock XO
Two years ago we brought our little Alfie home from the animal shelter.
We don’t always get Cooper’s photos right on the first shot*. Here are some pics that didn’t make the cut.* Due to the photographer and through no fault of the model, of course.
This month’s book is Pinkalicious and the Pink Parakeet by Victoria Kann.Pinkalicious (who loves all things pink) goes on a field trip to an aviary with her class. She hopes to see the rare pink parakeet she has read about in her bird book. When the pink parakeet escapes the aviary, will Pinkalicious be able to use her knowledge to find it and bring it back?Cooper enjoyed this book – even through she thought it should be about Pinkalicious and the BLUE parakeet. Her favorite part of the book was when the parakeet hitched a ride out of the aviary. She also thought that Pinkalicious’s brother saying he could eat seventeen worms a minute (like an oriole) was funny. If you’re looking for a cute and charming book, like pink and like parakeets, then this is the one for you!
Yesterday I visited the Aquarium of the Pacific with my niece Solera (Lera’s namesake). They had a lorikeet exhibit, because why wouldn’t there be a bird exhibit at an aquarium?The aviary was fantastic. I would love to have something like that for the budgies.You can purchase nectar cups to feed the birds. You can’t pick them up, but if they perch on you, it’s fine. The lorikeet enclosure houses five subspecies of Rainbow Lorikeets and two close relatives of Rainbow Lorikeets and the Violet-Necked Lory.Though it looks like I was only able to get shots of the Green-naped Lorikeet…
If you’re ever in the Long Beach area, I would highly recommend a visit to Lorikeet Forest.