Heroes

Cooper decided that once a month she wants to feature those who rescue, shelter or are active in the conservation of her feathered friends. This month she would like to promote The Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue, and Education (CAARE).

CAARE is a non-profit, all volunteer organization in North Dakota devoted to the welfare of companion parrots. They help parrots find new homes as well as educate the public on caring for birds. 

They have a room dedicated to large parrots and one for small parrots. CAARE does on site visits (nursing homes, schools, etc) as well.

If you live in the area and would like to help, you can adopt or volunteer. You can also support this organization by donating. CAARE has a facebook page where you can see photos of the parrots posing with their adoptive humans. Cooper loves to see the photos of the birds with their new families.

Budgies on TV

House Hunters hh1Mid-century Modern vs. Rustic Ranch in San Diego (Season 113, Episode 5).hh2Two little budgies (and their humans, self-confessed “bird people” Skip and Ashley) are looking for a new home in San Diego. Skip would like a home with a view, air conditioning and a 2 car garage. Ashley wants a gas stove and a laundry room. Skip does not want a fixer upper, but Ashley is fine with doing some work on the house. The couple look at three homes before deciding on the one they will buy.hh3The couple does not get everything they’re looking for (no gas stove top, no garage, no working AC). But they did get the price of the house down and are happy with their new home. Ashley’s favorite part of the house is the living room, where she can look out at the sun room and watch the birds. Skip is thrilled with his yard with a view. He hopes to get a dog and tells the budgies that they will be the “perfect snack”. Yikes!

Introducing Sunny

We put Sunny’s cage in the same room with the other budgies.

bmeetThey seemed excited to see each other.

meetThen we let Cooper, Dewey and Ozzie out (while Sunny was in her cage) to see how they would behave. Cooper seemed indifferent and Ozzie preferred to play with the string of a toy, but Dewey was fascinated with Sunny. I think he’s in looooooove. And fickle! He’s supposed to be Cooper’s boyfriend…

Hopefully, Sunny will see how we interact with the other budgies and become tamer. She’ll step up while she’s in her cage, but not when she’s out of it.