Archive for ‘Blog Info/Statistics’

January 19, 2012

Barrie’s Budgerigars *

In my post, Natural Perches – Part I, I linked to a website called Barrie’s Budgerigars. This site is all about budgies, with lots of great information that I recommend any budgie owner to visit. It includes info about colors and mutations, breeding, bird diseases, health problems, natural medicine, show budgies, cages and aviaries, lots of questions and answers, and even a cookbook of sorts! Barrie Shutt is a very experienced and knowledgeable budgie owner and breeder who can give reliable advice on all aspects of owning budgies. He owns and breeds show budgerigars, but his information can still apply to normal pet budgies.

I decided to add this to the sidebar of Avian Ambition for budgie owners, or whoever is interested, to visit his site and read some more  interesting information on budgies. It is a little tricky to navigate through, but is worth it to read. Just click the pictures on the homepage to read whatever topic interests you.

January 15, 2012

Link Descriptions – Blogs 7-11 + 1 *

I finally had time to finish the rest of the blog descriptions! Here are the rest plus one other link description.

Parrot Comforts – a blog that has many great posts that are both informative and enjoyable. Has good archives that are perfect to read through if you like to read about enrichment for birds.

Parrot Nation – a well-written blog that is owned by an author from BirdTalk magazine. She writes about her travels, at-home experiences with her parrots and many other topics. It includes posts about her visit to the Cincinnati Zoo, work at Best Friends Animal Society and trips to Houston Parrot Festivals held by the NPRPF.

The Beak Whisperer – a parrot blog that has posts about making toys for parrots. The author’s goal is to make toys for enrichment for parrots that help mentally stimulate them and keep them busy. Perfect for those who like to make their own toys at home for their birds.

The Cheeky Parrot – another parrot photography blog with posts about the author’s flock of seven. It is mainly about her parrots with lots of beautiful photos and stories about them. Her flock’s names include Nola, Augie, Aubrey, Devlin, Poppet, Oliver and Asher.

The Lovely Feathers – a blog about the antics of a flock that consists of a quaker and caique. Includes cute photos and stories about the author’s flock.

 A Parrot’s Bill of Rights – a very true list of the rights of a parrot which any bird owner should take a bit of time to read. It is written by Dr. Stewart Metz. “Dr. Stewart Metz is the Director of Indonesian Parrot Project. This not-for-profit organization is dedicated to wild Indonesian parrot conservation. … and the important task of educating pet owners on proper pet bird care and conservation of endangered birds.” – taken from AvianWeb.com

January 13, 2012

Link Descriptions – Blogs 1-6 *

Half of the blog link descriptions are now done. It is hard to explain a couple of these blogs but I’m satisfied with the descriptions of them. I only decided to finish the first half of my blog links today, so sometime next week I’ll finish the rest. The only other link description I will have left after finishing all of these will be the “A Parrot’s Bill of Rights” one, so I’ll include it with the rest of the blogs next time.

A Parrot for Keeps – a great blog with lots of informative posts that parrot owners would enjoy reading. It has regular posts about the author’s seven parrots and how she lives life with them and her Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. She also write about how she adopts, re-homes, and fosters parrots.

Cage Free Parrot – an educational blog on parrots with great posts about living with parrots cage free and how to build your relationship with them. The majority of the posts have helpful information and advice; coming from a knowledgeable bird owner. Although there isn’t a huge quantity of frequent posts, the posts are high quality and I advise you to go through some of her archives.

Coco’s Flock – a blog with clear and interesting posts, mainly about the author’s parrots. It has lots of pictures of her flock, which consists of two budgies and a cape parrot named Lola. The author of this blog is known for her safety awareness when it comes to buying products for her birds, and as a result her reviews and research of products includes lots of reliable information.

Ekkie Life – a blog that focuses on the financial factor of owning an Eclectus Parrot and the potential amount of money you can spend on one. The author keeps record of the total cost before and after getting her ekkie, called Bean, and updates the blog with her purchases.

Hungry Bird – a blog that is mainly about “feeding birds better foods”. It includes posts with pictures of different meals that the author gives to her flock, and toys that she also gives them. Her flock includes two budgies, two cockatiels and a Meyer’s Parrot named Malachite. Also includes a section with a list of pellet ingredients.

Just Poifect – a blog about the author’s life with her flock of six Poicephalus parrots and a lovebird named Piper. Includes tons of amazing photos of her parrots. She also posts pictures of the products and toys she buys for them; sometimes including one of her parrots in the process of trying it out.

January 9, 2012

Link Descriptions – Forums *

I’ve been working on some descriptions to go with the links I transferred from Kritter Krazy, and so far they are turning out pretty good. The forums are usually the easiest to describe, so I wanted to do them first. On the sidebar I have my favorite blogs, forums and other links but I’m working on adding some new ones to the lists. These descriptions will be done to give readers a better idea of what they will be seeing when they click the link. I didn’t get enough time today to finish all of my links’ descriptions, so I’ll just post the forum ones (The forum’s welcome message will be in grey like this):

Avian Avenue –  a friendly parrot/bird forum with informative threads and a supportive community. It has a wide variety of sections for specific species of birds that is useful for bird owners. (Welcome to the Avian Avenue Parrot Forum & Other Birds Message Board.)

Cat Forum – a forum/website for cat owners to go for help, support or a place to just write about their feline friends. There are sections for breeding, feeding and everything in between.  (Welcome to CatForum.com: The #1 Cat Discussion Forum)

Talk Budgies – a great forum for budgie owners. Tons of posts are written a day and there are many members who are experts when it comes to budgies. A place for budgie owners and enthusiasts to definitely check out. (Welcome to Talk Budgies, an online community and website dedicated to one of the most popular pets in the world: budgies!)

The Budgerigar Breeders Club Inc. – another budgie forum but it is directed towards the breeders. This forum is great for chatting with other breeders, getting breeding advice and help, and to talk about show breeding. It also includes a FAQ section with great info.

It’s been a busy day so I could only finish these. I should have the other descriptions finished by Friday.

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