What to do when you can’t take care of your bird

by Mary Caton There are times when a parrot owner realizes that they can no longer take care of a beloved pet.  Before looking for a new home, you need to ask yourself why you want to re-home your bird.  Maybe it's a behavioral issue that you need help with.  As parrots are incredibly intelligent … Continue reading What to do when you can’t take care of your bird

LAST CALL FOR LOVE!

Valentine's Day is a mere 2 days away - have you submitted your #birbloveis photo yet?  Don't miss your chance to win an awesome prize by showing the world your birb love!  Enter our Valentine's Day 'Love Is..." Contest to win a prize for your birb photo creativity!   Follow @BirbObserver on Twitter or BirbObserver … Continue reading LAST CALL FOR LOVE!

Countdown to Love!

Valentine's Day is almost here, don't miss out on your chance to win an awesome prize by showing the world your birb love! Enter our Valentine's Day 'Love Is..." Contest to win a prize for your birb photo creativity! Follow @BirbObserver on Twitter or BirbObserver on Instagram or Facebook, post your bird-related photo with a … Continue reading Countdown to Love!

Love is in the Air – and on the Wing!

Roses are red Violets are blue You love your birb - and winning free stuff too! Enter our Valentine's Day 'Love Is..." Contest to win a prize for your birb photo creativity! Follow @BirbObserver on Twitter or BirbObserver on Instagram or Facebook, post your bird-related photo with a caption that begins with "Love is...", and tag … Continue reading Love is in the Air – and on the Wing!

Keeping our Birbs Safe!

by Tiellover Word went out from a local bird club about a tragic case of dog vs. bird.  A 30 year-old double yellow-headed Amazon had played regularly with the family dog, without incident.  The bird was allowed to roam the floors freely and walked up to the dog's food dish.  The bird, being a bird, … Continue reading Keeping our Birbs Safe!

Showcase your bird-inspired creative writing & artwork on Horus

Birds have inspired some of the most moving and insightful art and literature in history.  Consider for example the poem by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)  Hope is the thing with feathers Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, … Continue reading Showcase your bird-inspired creative writing & artwork on Horus

Reader’s Submissions to Horus

We are thrilled to share our first Horus submissions! Thank you to Mark Labarre for his poetry entry, "You Knew Us Before We Met", and to Claire Longworth for her essay "A second chance at forever home", about her sweet Renee.  Please click here to read these wonderfully written submissions!

What is Love?

Did you know there are personality tests that match animal traits to human personality?  One test is called the DOPE Bird 4 Personality Types Test.  This test groups people into one of four groups based on their bird “personality.” Doves are peaceful and friendly. Owls are wise and analytical. Peacocks are showy and optimistic. Eagles … Continue reading What is Love?

Birds of Paradise

By Tandi Glaser Moslih Eddin Saadi, famed medieval Persian poet, once said “A traveler without observation is like a bird without wings.” How right Saadi was, as this was exactly how I felt before embarking on a two-week adventure on the island of Mauritius. A passionate bird lover honored with their presence in my life … Continue reading Birds of Paradise