Author: Apryle

Falcons, Parrots, and Passerines: More alike than meets the eye

Falcons, Parrots, and Passerines: More alike than meets the eye

I noticed a notch on Darwin’s beak, just behind the tip of his beak. I looked it up and some internet sources say he has a tomial tooth. When I joined the WSU Raptor Club, I learned that falcons like my new friend Everett the […]

Dr. Pepperberg Speaks at WSU on Parrot Cognition

Dr. Pepperberg Speaks at WSU on Parrot Cognition

Last week, Cari from the WSU Raptor Club told us about an upcoming seminar on parrots. Dr. Irene Pepperberg was presenting the 2018 Robert Jonas Lecture in Biological Sciences, “Cognitive and Communicative Abilities of Grey Parrots,” on March 27th. Coincidentally earlier that week, Zach and […]

Joining the WSU Raptor Club

Joining the WSU Raptor Club

As I was looking through the program for the Othello Sandhill Crane Festival, I saw a presentation by the WSU Raptor Club. I looked up the organization and saw that they accept volunteers from the community. Zach and I immediately contacted them and started to […]

parakeet ponderings

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DIY Parrot Backpack Carrier

DIY Parrot Backpack Carrier

Taking your parrot outside is an enriching experience for you and your bird and can I think it can increase the bond between you and your parrot. I believe that the parrot will form a stronger bond with its people if it learns that the […]

Birthday Cake for a Conure!

Birthday Cake for a Conure!

Our green cheeked conure, Darwin, turned 5 years old this week (March 8th, to be specific)! Happy bird-day, Darwin!! Our little spring chick doesn’t look a day over 4. We are his second set of parronts and this is the first hatch-day we’ve celebrated with […]

Training our Conure to Wear an Aviator Harness

Training our Conure to Wear an Aviator Harness

During the first week of March, we bought an Aviator harness for our conure, Darwin, at Sparky’s Bird Store in Spokane. What an awesome store! Check it out if you’re in town! We want to be able to take Darwin out on our shoulder as […]

Spectating is not a Spectator Sport

Spectating is not a Spectator Sport

Have you ever scheduled a family vacation around your wife’s upcoming race? Does your friend often show up to your place 30-90 minutes late, dripping wet and shoes caked with mud? Have you ever reached for a granola bar only to find that your husband […]