Posts in category "Parrots"

Camp Dogwood is More than S'Mores, Featured on Steve Dale's Pet World

Camp Dogwood is More than S'Mores, Featured on Steve Dale's Pet World
Alsya Slay and Dave Eisendrath talk about the 14th year of Camp Dogwood. - it’s a camp for dogs. Can you believe that? Listen HERE to my interview with the camp’s founders and head marshmallow roasters, on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. It’s true, listen here for more about this camp, where the big events... Read more »

Camp Dogwood & Big Announcement on Steve Dale's Pet World

Camp Dogwood & Big Announcement on Steve Dale's Pet World
Check this out, a camp for dogs (and their people)….it’s not far, and it’s called Camp Dogwood. The camp’s founders Alysa Slay and Dave Eisendrath appear on Steve Dale’s Pet World, Sunday January 11, at 6:30 AM CDT on WGN Radio (listen at 720AM or HERE). Animal News: Parrot Saves Speeders Steve Dale’s big news!!!... Read more »

Parrot Saves Speeders, Animal News

Parrot Saves Speeders, Animal News
No speeders were found on the busy M6 highway for several hours straight in Staffordshire England last week. Speeding motorists can thank a rogue parrot. The bird likes to periodically hang out, literally…perching on the speed camera. That makes it impossible for the camera to detect speeding drivers. No knows how the parrot found it’s... Read more »
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Exotic Bird Food Blends Recalled

Exotic Bird Food Blends Recalled
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 26, 2013 -Goldenfeast® Inc. is recalling several exotic bird food blends due to possible contamination of Salmonella from parsley flake ingredients supplied to Goldenfeast® Inc. by Specialty Commodities, Inc., an outside supplier to Goldenfeast® Inc. On February 11, 2013 Specialty Commodities, Inc. initiated a voluntary product recall of parsley flakes distributed to Goldenfeast®... Read more »

Parrots Prove Deadly, Uh Oh....Clea Simon's New Book

Parrots Prove Deadly, Uh Oh....Clea Simon's New Book
She calls herself “a recovering journalist,” Listen HERE to my conversation with author Clea Simon on Steve Dale’s Pet World. Her latest book is “A  Pru Marlowe Pet Noir: Parrot’s Prove Deadly.”  In this thriller, perhaps a parrot knows ‘who done it,’ but will he tell all…or just want a cracker? With the only other possible witnesses being... Read more »

Parrot Lovers Mourn, Liz Wilson Passes Away

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Liz Wilson was a pioneer in parrot behavior. While she had mixed feelings (at best) about larger parrot species (like Amazons or African grey’s, for example) kept as pets. Still,  she also felt they deserved the best quality of life possible as pets, and worked to educate others to make that happen.. When I received... Read more »
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Cockatoo May be Smarter Than Most People

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Bird knows more tricks than I know. This cockatoo from the Czech Republic – you may not understand the cues in Czechoslovakian, but you’ll get the idea. The bird sure understands. Also, evident is the bond the owner has with his very smart bird.

Pet Owners Offer Pet Resolutions for 2013

Pet Owners Offer Pet Resolutions for 2013
From the American Veterinary Medical Association,  Dr. Ron DeHaven expressed his New Year’s resolutions for pets, and I’ve offered my own. Now, from my Facebook fan page - here are a selected number of yours: “My resolution is for my heart and mind to follow the Serenity Prayer in my pet rescue efforts: ‘God grant me... Read more »

Your Questions Answered: Potty Mouthed Bird; Pet Over Vaccination, Traveling Pugs

Your Questions Answered: Potty Mouthed Bird; Pet Over Vaccination, Traveling Pugs
Q: What should we do with our potty-mouthed bird? Bingo is a 16-year-old Amazon parrot. He’s a wonderful companion to our entire family. We also have a 14-year-old son who’s started using bad language. We were tipped off when Bingo began to talk like a drunken sailor. We can deal with our son, but how... Read more »
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AVMA Releases Pet Census Results

AVMA Releases Pet Census Results
SAN DIEGO, CA — Pet ownership is on the decline. On Aug. 3, during the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention here, Dr. Karen Felsted revealed new data from the soon-to-be-released 2012 AVMA Pet Demographic Sourcebook (based on data collected in 2011). This pet census polls over 50,000 American households every five years. While cats... Read more »
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