am hoping to read more of your journal, but am enjoying what I have read so far. Congrats on new kitty and great ride. I'll drop in again after I know more about your journal. pretty cool.
Pet birds can make great companions. I don't believe in having a pet parrot--of any size--that is kept as a cage ornament. That being said, they DO need a cage to stay safe sometimes. I have the biggest cage I can afford and fit in my house. I have all different kinds of perches from floor to ceiling to mimic the jungle environment--as well as hanging toys at all levels, and of different varieties--bells and metal things that make noise, rubber chewy things, shreddable cactus and paper toys, etc. She sleep in her cage and she is in there when we are not home. And it's open all the time for her to go and eat and drink (although I do feed her outside the cage too). The cage is in my "office" and when we're home (which is most of the time) she is free to fly about the house (although being a flock animal she's always in the same room as me, if not actually on my shoulder). If I need to take a nap or when I'm watching tv in the recliner--she gets locked in my office--but free, out of the cage. It's "her room" and it's relatively large.First of all, I'm really sorry about your parrot and the broken wing. I was very intrigued about him being a free-flying bird, though. Part of me has always wanted a pet bird, but putting them in cages seems really sad. But if they are free to roam then (1) don't they get into things and cause messes and (2) what about the poop?
Thank you! I'm glad all my sometimes hairy adventures can be of value to a few people, even if just as entertainment! LOLam hoping to read more of your journal, but am enjoying what I have read so far. Congrats on new kitty and great ride. I'll drop in again after I know more about your journal. pretty cool.
Thank you so much!Happy for Strider & you! Glad you had a good ride at the new barn! I'm so sorry about your parrot though, poor thing, I hope she will start to improve, I know it won't be an easy adjustment but she has everything she needs and you are taking good care of her esp since you modified her cage.
I know it's hard when our pets are having issues, they're our babies! It sounds like you really care about yours & they know it.
I hope you can catch a break soon - hugs to you!
This is so so so true! I started riding at age 8, got my own horse at age 12, kept my horses on my own place . . . and STILL learning new things all the time. I wouldn't have a clue about how and when to blanket because I never or quite rarely did. When I was an adult living in Maryland, I blanketed when trailering below 32 F and blanketed at night if it was below 0 F. That's all I know. I never clipped, foxhunted every winter for years. There is so much I don't know. But at least I'm still learning! And so will you, @Animalia .Things you don't know about horses even after a lifetime!