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Avian Artist

Thank you for everyone who has voted in our informal poll. The gathering of information is still continuing, so if you have not already voted, please take a couple minutes to do so! So far there has been an interesting correlation between males, and birds that are older then 2 years in regards to 'tailfeather tipping'. When there is a broader spectrum of input I will post the results here, in case anyone is interested.

I found this website while browsing the internet and thought I would post it here for interested parties. The site is dedicated to avian portraits. I have been watching the progression of several portraits and they are turning out beautifully.

Click the banner to be taken to the website.

7/12/08 edited to add: unfortunately the avian artist site appears to be unavailable and no longer working.

Caique Poll

We are polling to see if the amount of yellow tipping on a caiques tailfeathers has any correlation with age and/or sex. Please vote now to help us gather our data!

How much time does it really take?

You tend to hear that question alot. 'Well, birds can't be that much trouble. They are in cages, after all.' No such statement could be further from the truth. In fact, its been said that having one parrot in the house can be equated to living with a dolphin or chimp. And thats just one parrot! Most people have a multiple bird household. How does one bird really affect the household and how much time does it really take to care for that bird?
I've been conducting an informal experiment. I took my camera and started photographing everything I do on a daily basis for my birds. Clean cages, weigh the birds, feed the birds, cook for the birds. Well, you get the idea. It was mind boggling how much effort one actually puts into caring properly for these amazing creatures! A photo journaling of my 'day for the birds' is soon to follow.