Your E-mail:
Do you like to watch bird videos?

Printer Friendly

Patricia Sund, Contributor

Patricia Sund contributor of BIRD TALK Magazine and
Patricia Sund is a regular contributor for and has a popular blog called “Parrot Nation,” where she writes about life, birds and her adventures in the world of aviculture. These adventures, including volunteering at Best Friends Animal Society and working as a Keeper at the Cincinnati Zoo, will be included in a book she has been writing. Unfortunately, the manuscript is taking longer to finish than the Vietnam War due to her hectic schedule.

She has written for a variety of avicultural-themed publications, including Phoenix Landing’s Phoenix Beakin’ and Watchbird  magazine for the American Federation of Aviculture (AFA). She has given presentations at numerous avicultural events including the Midwest Bird Expo, The Long Island Parrot Society and will be presenting at the 2012 AFA Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Sund also wrote, directed and produced a play about flight attendants called, Loves People-Loves to Travel.

Sund has completed Dr. Susan Friedman’s online course, “LLP: Living & Learning with Parrots” and both beginning and advanced levels of the Natural Encounters Companion Parrot Training Seminars.

She lives in Florida with her two hoodlum African grey parrots, Parker and Pepper, stars of the popular column, “Memo to Parker & Pepper.”  She also shares her home with her third parrot, a motor-mouthed African grey named Nyla. When asked why she has parrots in her life, she always responds the same way: “I’ve been a flight attendant for almost 25 years; I guess I’m just used to serving food, repeating myself, cleaning up crap and getting hollered at.”

Make Bird Waffles In 5 Steps
Do you want to share waffles with your bird? Try this simple recipe to make waffles for you and your bird.

Subject: A Parrot Person’s Prayer
Management sends a memo to African grey Parker & Pepper explaining her reasoning behind the "Parrot Person's Prayer."

Depositing Your Basketball In My Beer
Management sends a memo to African grey Parker, regarding his tendency to lob his basketball into her beer when they go out to the pub.

Subject: Bone Thieves
Management sends a memo to African grey Parker and Pepper to stop stealing Mattie the dog's bone.

Subject: Brainy Grey
Management sends a memo to African grey, Parker, that the Brainy Baby bird toy is there to keep him from going off to explore the condo.

Subject: Cleaning Day
Management sends a memo to African greys Parker and Pepper that they'll be helping out during "Cleaning Day," in their own ways.

Subject: Every 5 Minutes
Management sends a memo to African greys, Parker and Pepper, about the new rule she is initiating: the "Stay Put" rule.

Subject: Food Beard
Management sends a memo to African greys, Parker and Pepper, asking them to wipe their beaks after they devour their meals.

Subject: Food Critics
Management sends a memo to African grey Parker & Pepper, asking why they are so critical of her food lately.

Subject: Holiday Letter
Management sends out a "holiday letter" to friends and family about the latest changes in the lives of Parker, Pepper and Mattie.

11-20 of 35

Top Products
BirdChannel Home | Bird Breeders | Bird Species | Related Links | BirdChannel Editors and Contributors
                       | Birds USA |  
Disclaimer: The posts and threads recorded in our message boards do not reflect the opinions of nor are endorsed by I-5 Publishing, LLC nor any of its employees. We are not responsible for the content of these posts and threads.
Copyright ©  I-5 Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.
Our Privacy Policy has changed. Your California Privacy Right/Privacy Policy
Advertise With Us  |  SiteMap  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Community Guidelines | Bird eClub Terms
BirdChannel Newsletter Signup | Link to Us | About Us | More Great I-5 Sites
Gold Standard

*Content generated by our loyal visitors, which includes comments and club postings, is free of constraints from our editors’ red pens, and therefore not governed by I-5 Publishing, LLC’s Gold Standard Quality Content, but instead allowed to follow the free form expression necessary for quick, inspired and spontaneous communication.

Become a fan of BirdChannel on Facebook Follow BirdChannel on Twitter
Get social and connect with BirdChannel.

Hi my name's Butters

Visit the Photo Gallery to
cast your vote!
Information on over 200 critter species