This is Pepper, a very old Grey-cheeked parakeet in his 20’s. His owner, Alexandria, took this shot outdoors. Pepper loves being outside- Alexandria says it looks he’s praying not to be taken back inside!
Thanks to man’s mishandling, these birds are very difficult to get as pets, and are endangered in their natural environment.
It’s been awhile since I had a bird post. Two ladies from my bird club sent me these and they are too cute not to pass on. Both birds are Grey-cheeked parakeets, very hard to find. These two retire for the night inside their coconut huts, dreaming of ocean breezes and swaying palm trees.
Chip (owned by Kathy Johns), above and Sophy (owned by Ann Tetrault) below
Here are your two motivational posters for the day. I hope they amuse and inspire you.
Thanks to fellow Brotogeris Sociey International member Moira Kelly for these posters of her canary wing broto Brody!
I was recently elected Membership Director of the Brotogeris Society International. We are a group of pet owners, breeders, and enthusiasts who love the Brotogeris parrot species. This species includes the Grey Cheek Parakeet, Orange Chinned Parakeet (both of whom you can see in the main mast photo above), the Canary Winged, White Winged, and Golden Winged Parakeets, and the Tui Parakeet. Our goal is to spread knowledge of the species and encourage the conservation of these little gems. We publish a quarterly journal with stories, photos, and articles written by our members.
If you are a Brotogeris enthusiast, please consider joining our club! We are always looking for articles and other content about your Brotos for our journal. You don’t have to be a professional writer; we can help you edit your stories.
Just go to www.brotosociety.org , click on the “application for membership” button and follow the instructions.
If you would like to see a free sample of our journal, leave a comment on this blog and I will email you a .pdf file of our colorful December issue.