After a particularly hectic morning — one in which my conure dumped all the food out of his bowl in protest of the diced broccoli, and the ’tiel fluttered about the living room, as if lost but really just extending his fly-about time, again — I arrived in the office with my feathers a bit ruffled.
I lamented to associate editor Jessica Pineda that I could use a personal chef and recall flight instructor to help manage my flock (yes, I can hear the sighs from all those who share homes with more than two birds). So we threw this question out to the bird community on BirdChannel.com: “If you could afford professional house staff, would you hire a ...” (Check out the poll results.)
The No. 1 response makes sense since it is the least personal task. Instead of scrubbing the cage, you could spend more time with your bird. A free-flight/recall instructor would be cool, too — I can just imagine a little aerial show in my own living room ... the ’tiel as the star of course.
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