The Balsa Fiend Chronicles: New Bird Toys, Destroyed in Seconds

Breaking News: Miniature Pterodactyls wreak havoc in author K.M. Alleena’s old, drafty college apartment. Just kidding — I just received my order of a ton of handmade bird toys from Crystal’s Bird Toys in Canada. If I can help it, this will be the only company I will use for the majority of the bird […]

Sometimes Birds are Quiet. Keyword: Sometimes.

Today was another of the endless cage cleaning days. In fact, I cleaned pretty much the entire house. It was alright. Not my favorite thing to do, but alas. Totally necessary. I usually let the birds out, because while I clean their cages, this affords them over an hour straight of shenanigans where my hands […]

Budgie Politics: What’s Ours is Ours — What’s Yours is Ours, Too.

Recently, I got a new bird cage for the ‘tiels! It was most exciting — all the pieces and instructions and my utter inability to put it together for myself. It sat around for a couple weeks while I tried to make my schedule work with someone — anyone — who could lend a hand. […]

Surgeon General’s Warning: Parrots Are Expensive, Addictive, and May Impair the Ability to Use Common Sense.

You know what’s weird? I’m a bird person. No really — think back to everyone you know. How many of those people own happy, healthy pet birds? How many of those people let their birds out of their cages? And of those, how many talk about their bird(s) as if they were people? I can […]