Our zoo

Sunday, June 10, 2007

A meetup and a child

Yesterday, Kim (Coco from tracker and blends) and her hubby Lance came over for a visit and dinner. We had an awesome time. They are great people and Susan and I have enjoyed both our get togethers with them and hope we have many more to come. We are planning to have dinner with them in Houston when we can hammer a date and time down. I can't wait!
Now, for the child of the month. She's been showcased on my blog before, but here she is again, getting into the laundry. Her name is Crunch and she is a Hyacinth macaw. They are from South America, as are all the macaws. They are becoming increasingly rare in the wild and it is suggested that they only be kept as breeding pairs so the species doesn't become extinct. We are planning to get a male, so if and when Susan and I are no longer around, Crunch will have a mate. The Hyacinth is an affectionate bird, and is every bit as loving as a dog. They like to cuddle and be loved on constantly. They have a specialized diet in the wild but as a pet they can be fed a pelletized feed along with macadamia nuts, fruits and generally anything we eat, except chocolate and salty foods. Crunch likes to spend a lot of time on the ground, which is what they do in the wild also and the reason the pic was easy to take. If all goes well she should live to be 70 to 100 years old. This is a pet that is a life long commitment. I would have to say out of all the parrots we have, she is our favorite.
Stay tuned for the next child to be showcased.


  • At 9:26 AM, Blogger Erin said…

    great pics! thanks for sharing :)

    Your place is just so amazing... maybe I'll get the chance to visit some day! (and maybe steal a workout session with Tanaya while I am there!)

  • At 4:21 PM, Blogger Tracy said…

    I agree...

    Great pics and your place does look AMAZING!

    I too would love to visit some day.

    Keep updating your blog. I love reading it.



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