September Issue is Out!

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Some of the highlights in our September Edition include:

  • Morty’s sage advice to Chiyome and flock
  • Zack and Bubbles try to help mom with her spatial challenges
  • The Trump Administration’s threat to weaken the Endangered Species Act
  • A new search-a-word
  • A collection of posts from around social media, including everyday heroes doing their part to save species, environments and habitats for future generations of wildlife and humans alike

Head on over to the blog to read these and many more interesting articles and posts!

Welcome Ruby!

A baby red factor African Grey birdie entered the lives of Oscar and her mom Pauline recently.  While Pauline doted over the wee one for days and weeks (to Oscar’s dismay), the Twitter and Facebook flock waited with bated breath for pictures – and of course the announcement of the name of this little cutie.

After a few weeks of naming deliberations and anxious online excitement, we were introduced to Ruby!  Welcome Ruby!

Here’s baby Ruby as an upstart 🙂

Ruby finding her feet and showing off her little red feathers.

Ruby demonstrates to mom and all that she’s becoming a big birdie, learning to climb and perch!

Ruby joins her flock in the living room, enjoying the comfort of her blankie while Oscar keeps a watchful eye over her.

And last, but not least, the one photo to be used on Ruby’s 16th Hatchday – probably at her prom party 🙂

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We’re so happy to welcome you into our social media flock Ruby!  You’re going to be causing havoc with Oscar and Keito in no time!

Oscar, a Love Story

by Pauline Porter – @paulineporter16

Oscar’s dad used to launch eggs out of the nest box so fast that it took me a long time – and several failed attempts, to finally rescue one.

Oscar still in egg
Oscar still in the egg

After incubating Oscar’s egg, the fun began!  During hatching, Oscar had a job breaking out of her shell.  After 55 hours of struggle, and me and hubby taking shifts to sit with her and gently chip little bits of shell away, Oscar finally broke completely free of her shell, and entered our world and lives as a wee, pink little baby!

Oscar new born
Oscar a half-hour old

Hand-rearing proved difficult too as Oscar’s crop wouldn’t empty, but we got there in the end.  Oscar is now a beautiful 6-year old treasure that’s just a wee bit special to me 🙂

Oscar now

Oscar is best buds with Keito, her Canadian Pionus friend.  They go on virtual adventures together, and have been known to get into the moonshine often!  Keito of course is a bad influence, being a Canuck via South America and all, ha ha.

Ladies and gentlemen, Keito and Oscar are now taking the stage for another sold out performance as The Tipsy Chicks!

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Oscar often has some explaining to do when she gets home from these adventures and mom see’s her beautiful, pure white feathers covered in mud and foliage.  Such debris tends to stand out when you’re white!  Such happenings cause Oscar’s mom to worry just a little bit about what her sweet, innocent Oscar is up to on these ‘excursions’.

Keito has video evidence, hee hee!