Saturday, March 26, 2016

Bunnies Don't Lay Eggs

What is it with Easter Bunnies and eggs? Rabbits don't lay eggs. Even on Easter. But parrot's do. And our parrot Miss Bubba Boy did. Twice. Maybe it wasn't Easter, but what the heck.

Miss Bubba Boy laid not one, but two clutches of eggs. The first clutch of four eggs in 2002 (the four on the right in the photo above). The second clutch of three eggs in 2006. Thankfully none since. Click this link to read more about Miss Bubba Boy's Brood, why a girl parrot was named Bubba in the first place, and our steep learning curve about parrots and nesting behavior.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Incoming: Flying Blue Feathered Dinosaur

Incoming! Our Hyacinth Macaw Parrot Princess Tara loves to fly. And a flying Hyacinth is a sight to see.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Parrots of War: Kabul Edition

Parrots of War: Kabul Edition. Ka Faroshi Bird Market
Entering Kabul’s Ka Faroshi bird market is like stepping back in time a hundred years, to a corner of the city untouched by war or modernization. Also known as the Alley of Straw Sellers, it’s a narrow lane tucked away behind the Pul-e Khishti Mosque, lined with stalls and booths selling birds by the dozen, plus the occasional rabbit.