Hello, and a warm welcome to Winged Wonders! It’s an absolute pleasure to know there are more people out there who love birds and want to learn as much as they can about them. I am a proud parrot mama who has raised many birds in my life, and I don’t plan on stopping now.
Birds Are Incredible Creatures
Ever since I was a small child, birds have always captivated me. They are incredibly intelligent, absurdly goofy, and garners of attention and awe. Each bird has their own distinct personality, and each carry with them their own quirks and mannerisms (some good and some bad) that define them as their own unique and beautiful being. It’s hard not to fall in love with such complex creatures!
I have personally owned many birds throughout my life, and I plan on adopting and caring for many more in the future. However, due to current college obligations I have only been raising two. Here they are:
Cooks is spoiled rotten, and he’s not afraid to show it. His favorite hobbies include pestering his mom for her dinner, biting strangers, and beat-boxing. His honorary secondary name is “buddy buddy boy”.
Denver is a pure cuddlebug at heart. His favorite hobbies include scritches, cuddles, and peek-a-boo under the blankets. He loves to sing, even if he’s bad at it, and is afraid of the dark. His honorary secondary name is “big fat baby”.
Bird Owners Need All The Help They Can Get
When I brought my first bird home at the age of eight – a rescue budgie named Chichi, I didn’t know what to expect. Chichi had been abused by his previous owner. He was untamed, aggressive, and wanted nothing to do with humans. What was worse was that he had a growing tumor on his neck that couldn’t be removed, and I would sustain injuries every time I had to apply cream to area to discourage scratching. These creams were a twice-a-day ordeal. I was exhausted, my hands were in constant pain, and I was stuck. The world of bird information wasn’t what it’s like today, and searching for help was a constant uphill battle.
Slowly and eventually, I learned how to provide special care for him, but not at the price of worsening my relationship with my bird. This is exactly what I want people to avoid. Birds are incredibly complex creatures, and we shouldn’t risk their health, safety, and happiness if we can help it. No need for trial and error anymore. Winged Wonders was made specifically to answer all of your questions and provide input constructively into the life of our feathered friends. No question is ever too small.
For all of you wondering, Chichi, unfortunately, would pass two years after I adopted him. If there’s anything I learned from taking care of him in his final years, it would be 3 things:
- Expect the unexpected with your bird, prepare for it, and learn from it.
- Never back down when searching for the answers.
- There is no such thing as a “bad” bird.
Your Birds Always Deserve The Best
When you own a live animal, any animal, it really doesn’t pay to shy away from questions or skimp on better products. This is especially true with birds. You are taking care of a living, breathing organism that requires attention, patience, and daily care. Not every day is going to be easy, I know that, but the better prepared you are, the happier you and your bird will be in the end.
If you ever need a hand or have any question at all, feel free to comment below, ask in our forums, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,
Owner of winged-wonders.com