Thursday, March 23, 2023


 Perches are very important to a parrot, as you may imagine. Aside from when we’re flying, which is just a small percentage of the time, perches are where we take our place in the world. The best perch, in my opinion, is on top of your person’s head. One of my people is quite tall, and from the top of his head I get a good view of everything and can keep an eye out for predators. Other parts of your person’s body also make good perches. A shoulder is good for taking trips around the house. A knee makes a nice perch, too.

A foot is good for getting a different view on things.

A laundry rack makes a great perch. Our laundry rack fits my feet quite well, and then there’s all that clean laundry just hanging there, ready for chewing and pooping on. A mug makes a nice perch if you’re in the mood for tea.

There are lots of great perches around the house. What are your favorite perches?

Friday, March 17, 2023


My feathers may have lost some of their youthful brightness, but they are still beautiful, and it is important to keep them clean. I spend a good part of every day preening. Each and every feather has to be attended to, and I have hundreds of them. It's a lot of work, but I have to keep up my good looks!

Friday, March 10, 2023

Parrot Poetry

 I thought I'd try my claw at writing a triolet. Here it is. I hope you like it!

The Parrot in Old Age
by Shadow

High on my perch is where I safely rest
Contented just to watch the world go by
I fluff the feathers on my wings and chest
High on my perch is where I safely rest
With many years of life I have been blessed
So swiftly have these years of joy flown by
High on my perch is where I safely rest
Contented just to watch the world go by

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Parrot Poetry

by Shadow

In the quiet of the evening,
In the hours before bed,
I feel nice and cozy
Perched upon my person’s head.

I survey all around me
From my fluffy perch on high.
All is as it should be –
Both my people are close by.

I take a little bird snooze
While my people watch their screens.
I’m snug and safe and cozy
As I drift off into dreams.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

The Important Things in Life


It’s been almost 26 years since I first pecked my way out of my egg. In that time, I’ve had many experiences. I’ve lived in several places and seen many things. People and birds I’ve been close to have come and gone. Now that I have reached my golden years, I have many memories to look back on and many changes to contemplate. My feathers may not have the sheen they once did, I may not be able to fly as well as I did in my youth, but of one thing I am still certain – the importance of snuggling close to the ones you love.