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Peachy our Moluccan Cockatoo

The Chronicles of Peachy: My Seasonal Parrot

By Diane Burroughs Peachy’s feeling pretty d-a-r-n frisky these days as January is well under way.  He’s prancing and strutting inside of his cage and on top of it as though he’s protecting a throne. Same with his huge Java Bird Stand! He’s hunting around for any dark, shadowy place thinking some cute Moluccan “Chick” […]

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Peachy Eating Harrison's Bird Food

The Chronicles of Peachy 6: Bird Food

By Diane Burroughs Peachy is an exceptional Moluccan Cockatoo partly due to premium bird food and fresh fruits and vegetables.  You may have read Part 1 of this series and know that Peachy was adopted at age 3.  He must have had a good home, if his personality, self-confidence and his socialization skills are a […]

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Peachy our Moluccan Cockatoo

The Chronicles of Peachy 5: How to Exercise a Parrot

By Diane Burroughs A huge part of keeping Peachy, our frisky Moluccan Cockatoo,  content and well is to offer plenty of exercise.  Exercising our parrot helps provide for his needs and is part of the strategy we use to help him be his best.  Have you ever wondered how to exercise a parrot?  Just like you, […]

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The Chronicles of Peachy 4: Bird Sleep

By Diane Burroughs Have you thought much about bird sleep? Do you know how much sleep your pet bird needs?  Wild parrots tend to flock closer to the equator where climates are temperate with only two seasons, rainy and dry, and there is little seasonal variation in the length of the day vs. night.  So, […]

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Chronicles of Peachy 3: Understanding Parrot Instincts

In Part One of this series, I talked about how I became smitten with Peachy – but before bringing him home, I did my homework.   I needed an understanding of parrot instincts, especially a male Moluccan Cockatoo’s, prior to bringing him home.  I wanted to know about cockatoos because I didn’t want either of us […]

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