Awesome Aviaries

Jurong Bird Park in Singapore.jbp_map-desktop-resolution1This sanctuary has some of the largest free-flying aviaries in the world. There are feeding sessions where you can get close to the birds. They also have a breeding and research center which is open to the public. jurong-bird-park-106966_1920There’s a bird themed playground for the kiddies. You can have lunch with the parrots or catch the Kings of the Skies or the High Flyers bird shows. jbpMake sure you add the Jurong Bird Park to your around the world aviary tour!


We ended up taking Cooper to the vet again on Tuesday evening. She had been losing weight and not eating. When we got to the vet she vomited what she did eat. So she was checked in overnight for fluids and feedings. Our vet did a fecal test as well. The next day we found out that Cooper has avian gastric yeast, so she’s on meds for that now. And what a difference they made.

A not very good photo of Cooper being picked up from the vet’s office.vetWhen we got her home, Cooper was full of energy. She even did 3 loop the loops on the little perch Harry made for her. We gave her a bit of food and put her to bed.coopthursHere she is after eating her mash today. She is still in her “tub” where she will be for at least 10 days. She can visit with the budgies for a bit, but only from her tub (she needs to be quarantined). Seeing the budgies eating stimulates her appetite. Here’s a little video of her eating next to them. We’re so happy she’s back with us and are hoping the third time is the charm!

731 Days of Harvey

Two years ago, today, Harvey came to stay.

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This was the year Harvey finally stepped up. Patience finally paid off. He still will only step up from one side of the cage and will only go in the cage if your finger is on his right side. So, we still have a bit of work to do. This is also the year that he bonded with Cooper. Harvey loves to sing and chatter at bedtime and is going at it long after the lights are out. I’m looking forward to the day where I’ve won enough trust from him to give him a kiss.

Happy Anniversary Harvey – we love you!