For the Love of Cupcakes

Well, the big birds certainly approve of the vanilla cupcakes. I gave them a few pieces as a little treat yesterday. Boy, I have never seen them enjoy food so much; they even “fought” over who would get the crumbs and, surprisingly, Ben was the winner (he stole entire chunks of cupcake right out of Sera’s beak).

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Don’t worry, birds can pretty much eat anything humans can (with a few exceptions thrown in). However, eating junk food for them is the same as it is for us (unhealthy). So, they only get little nibbles of things like pizza crust, cookies, and goldfish from time to time. Goldfish were their favorites prior to this cupcake experiment (I think I might have created monsters now though and goldfish will probably be so “last week”).

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Pet Spotlight

Naturally, I had to dedicate a post to our multitude of animals. This is just an introduction to our 9 bundles of joy. More in depth information on the upkeep of birds and snakes will follow, for those who may ever have an interest in owning one of these fascinating creatures.

Avian Children

  • Serafina ~ [Rescued] Female Blue-headed Pionus Parrot (Pionus menstruus), ~ 2 years old

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  • Benjamin ~ [Rescued] Male Pionus Hybrid, ~ 2 years old

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  • Rotini, Fiori, & Leopold ~ Male Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus)
  • I hand raised Leopold (Bottom) after getting him as a 10 day old hatchling. He had splayed legs that I had to immediately correct with 2 sets of hobbles.

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  • Petri & Penelopeeps ~ Female Budgerigars

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Serpentine Buddies

  • Lady ~ Female Pine Snake (Pituophis melanoleucus)

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  • Sophia ~ Female Corn Snake (Pantherophis guttatus)

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