Happy Turkey Day

Through years of animal rescue, I no longer distinguish a parrots life from a turkey's life, from a chicken's life. They all matter. They all feel. They love their families, they love life, just as we do.


Please consider donating to a farm sanctuary this Thanksgiving and if you're feeling a little bit more bold, try out some turkey-free recipes! The internet is loaded with tasty recipes!


If you take an interest in going humane this Thanksgiving or in general:
THANKSGIVING RECIPES (1) (2) (3) (4)
Don’t need meat to be yum.

REASONS (1) (2) (3) (4)
Why I say these things. 
FARM SANCTUARIES (1) (2) (3) (4)
Feed a turkey instead of eating a turkey
12 Reasons You May Never Want To Eat Turkey Again
Just because people may not find them as cute as other birds 
doesn’t mean they deserve to die unnecessarily because of tradition.

Avian Rights Awareness


Support eco-tourism. Support rescue, proper bird care, and education. Support ethical conservation efforts. Keep wild animals wild. Extend the feelings evoked by Blackfish to all other animals.

I love birds so much, their happiness trumps mine. Let them be born in the wild and protected, not born into cages and often neglected.

O_O I rhymed.

Double Adoption

One adoption lead to another at Bird Lovers Club - Crowburt the Green Cheek Conure found a family, and that family had a friend that was interested in the Parrotlet Applejack (formerly Romy) and Sun Conure Sunny.

At first, I was worried that Sunny was going to be a noisy nipper (which isn't uncommon for sun conures) and Applejack was going to be scared of interaction, but they took to the new family very well. They preened each other while perched on their new dad, then preened him, and Applejack would do tiny-whistles back to Jorge. I think it's a good fit.

Crowburt loves men, so Mario was a great match for his family as Irma had her Blue and Gold Macaw that adores her. Very animal-loving and rescuing family.

I wish them the best and I'm going to miss Crowburt, but I'm happy that he's a social butterfly when it comes to men.

RIP Chickadee

Chickadee/Sweet Peep/Chickapeep was abandoned in an apartment.
My friend at Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue retrieved her and others and took them in to find homes/introduce them to the free flights.
I went up there and my heart melted for Chickadee.

I was able to give her two years of cuddles and loves. She was at the hospital just the other week for 3 days getting oxygen, warms, and treatment. The night before she passed, she was in my hand, getting cheek-rubs, watching Netflix in my room. Every morning, since I knew she was slowing, she got priority cuddle time before waking the rest of the flock. 

She passed that morning in mid-preen. I believe it was a quick, gentle passing. Like a light dimming.
I miss her because she’s not here, but I don’t regret taking her in. I took to the vet and had her on supplements. I gave her a load of cuddles. Gave her yummy food.  
I would do it all over again. I still adore senior pets. My heart aches in her absence, but I find peace knowing I spoiled her. 

PUBLIC BIRDY ANNOUNCEMENT

BE PARANOID & OVER-PROTECTIVE OF YOUR BEEBS
Accidents happen, and since birds are so small compared to us, accidents often lead to death.

stumblebumm said:
Today has been the worst day. I have several birds and during the day while my wife and I are home, they all play outside of their cages. Some of our birds like to hide under blankets and pillows. Today I accidentally sat on Yuki, a rescued lovebird. It's been a nightmare. Can you post this story? It only takes a second to end their precious lives. I will miss her. The memory of her lying limp in my hands will haunt me.