Category Archives: African Grey Parrot

Purple Martins Have Begun Nest Building For 2013

The Purple Martin nest building has begun in earnest now.  If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that last year I added new Gourd housing, and this year I added a new Trendsetter house. The Purple Martins really seem to enjoy the new Trendsetter house and I would venture to say […]

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Books On Birds, Butterflies, Insects, Wildlife, Gardening, And Photography

Okay, I’ve done it.  I’ve cataloged most all my books.  I still have some computer books at work I need to catalog, but for this blog I think I’m complete.  I’ve organized the books into sections and I’ll also make the list available for download should you choose to keep it as a reference for […]

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Video Of Coco (African Grey Parrot) Talking

Since it has been raining all day I thought I would try something new with the birdcam. I brought the birdcam inside and aimed it towards Coco’s (our African Grey Parrot) cage. This is about a 2 minute video clip, although for all practical purposes there’s not much to look at.  However, you can hear […]

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African Grey Parrot Bacterial Infections

Sorry, I forgot to include the pictures last night when I posted this. I got the follow up call from the vet today regarding the bacteria that was found when swabbing Coco’s crop (part of a bird’s throat). She tested positive for the following bacteria: Pasteurella (Abundant growth according to test results) Corynebacterium (Moderate growth […]

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African Grey Feather Plucking

No camera talk, but it is something I wanted to ask others about.  Coco, our African Grey has started picking her feathers the last 2-3 days.  She’s doing this with such intensity that she’s actually making herself bleed a little bit.   I know African Grey’s are notorious feather pickers, but Coco has never done this […]

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Few Shots Of African Grey

A few folks asked for some recent shots of Coco, our African Grey Parrot.  I finally got around to doing just that. Coco makes very few bird sounds, she mainly just talks English.  She controls all the other animals in the house. When Sascha starts barking, she says “Sascha Phooey.” When Maggie makes her little […]

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If These Walls Could Talk

Something a little different.  Here is Coco, our African Grey Parrot.  We have been treating her for aspergillosis during the past 9 months.  For those that don’t know the story, shortly after Hurricane Ike came roaring through I noticed that Coco was acting pretty lethargic and she was hardly talking at all (this for a […]

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