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Trip to the Vet

Little Stewie has been home with me for two weeks, and everything seems to be progressing great. On Saturday he went to the vet where everything seemed to check out fine upon examination (we’re still waiting for results on the bloodwork). Here’s a tip: when shopping for a travel carrier for a conure, keep in…

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Day 8: Introducing New Toys

I got Stewie a Mazey Munch Ball (4″ diameter) but he hasn’t really shown much interest yet. I, however, think this toy rocks. The best treats to put inside are small balls like NutriBerries. You’re supposed to swap out toys on a weekly basis so that the parrot doesn’t get bored. As far as I…

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Letting the Conure Out of His Cage

Friday night I let lil’ Stewie out of his cage for the first time. He was quite timid and adorable to watch him checking everything out. At one point he got startled and jumped off the cage to land on the floor. For a split second I was worried that he’d scamper underneath the couch,…

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Bed Time for Birdie

Now I’m wondering if I should be concerned about how early Stewie likes to go to bed. Last night I went to dinner after work and come home a little after 8:00pm. Surely he’s going to be mad as hell that I’m late, I thought as I went in. Nary a peep from the direction…

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Introducing Stewie!

I finally decided on a name for my new conure: Stewie McSkittles. The name “Stewie” because I like the character on The Family Guy — a total misanthrope who says the most evil things, but who everything thinks is adorable because they can’t understand a word he says. And McSkittles, because … well, he’s all…

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Wood Perch vs. Rope Perch

It’s so hard to know what the bird will like. And, no, he still doesn’t have a name. I had two new perches I wanted to put in his cage: a branch and rope perch. He already has a branch perch; it’s his favorite. But when he saw it, he acted a little alarmed. So…

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Birdie’s Pooped

We spent an hour tonight playing and “training” and he’s really catching on quick. He loves all the food that’s bad for him: sunflower seeds and peanuts. Junk food. And his little belly is so tiny that even just a little bit of junk food takes up valuable room in his belly – room that’s…

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Say “Hello!”

After some back and forth about whether the “stray period” was over, I was able to take home the sun conure I adopted at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Since I didn’t have a little travel carrier for him, they put him in a cardboard carrier that’s probably designed for hamsters or critters like…

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