Day: 04/02/2012

I Am a Crazy Bird Lady

Birds as Pets aren’t for everyone. In fact, if you ask a good number of people in our population, they tend to be a bit freaked out by feathered friends, in general. Oh, they’re fine to look at from a distance, but don’t put them in a room with a talking squawking wing flapper. Especially if he’s out of his cage and inclined to take off from his perch and fly around the room, with the possibility of landing on–or pooping on, someone’s head. Okay, I guess most of the population might run from the room at such a prospect. But we love our bird. Some of his habits are downright obnoxious and disgusting, but he is truly part of our loud and slightly irreverent family. Fits right in. His life expectancy is upwards of forty years. He’s also a long-term commitment. We’d rescued him at an exotic bird show several years ago from an owner with a heart problem. People with heart problems aren’t allowed to handle bird waste. Congo was healthy, but not as …