Wildlife Festival

12-25-15 3356 cover copy (1)If you live in New York state or any of the neighboring states, Max and I will be at this Wildlife Festival on Saturday, September 18 from 10-4. Burt Parrot and Smudge Hedgehog will be with us. There will be lots of North American animal artifacts for touching and learning. Come one, come all. Here’s the link to their Facebook event – Blenheim-Gilboa Wildlife Festival

Behind in Posting

I am so sorry that I’m 8 months behind in posting photos of Max and the others but working full time, taking care of a home with mom and all my animals along with giving educational programs uses up a lot of my time. We also lost two of our cats to old age illnesses in the last four months.

You can check out my YouTube channel – Wildlife Bernie – for the latest videos which is time consuming too.

So coming soon will be summer photos!

Burt gets a new cover.

Lynx vs Parrot

Yes, I have been injured by Max’s claws accidentally but Burt Parrot will bite me out of spite. If I touch one of her toys she will attack. Out for a walk with Max and the adventures continue with him investigating a bird house, now mouse house. A little interaction with Burt afterwards completed the day. Burt has broken every tail feather except one when she was nesting and her wings and chest are thin because of the same. Additionally, she plays rough with her toys and end up tail over head in somersaults.

It’s a Girl!

Barnyard, also known as Burt is now known as Burta! Yes, she has shown her sex. We found an egg in her cage on November 29. She had been screaming and carrying on for days. I didn’t know what was going on with her. The egg was cracked so I removed it. Two days later she laid another egg which was absolutely beautiful. Once again, I removed it. Did some reading only to find that I should have left the eggs with her but hard-boil them a bit. Then she would sit on them until she figured nothing would happen. I placed Burta on a 12 hour schedule of day and night to de-stress. So things were going pretty well. Her behavior was better and she was getting the correct amount of sleep. Then, this morning she laid an egg in her nesting box. The box is not in her cage but in the living room where she can play in and out of it. The last couple days she had been inside shredding blocks of wood and would come out for company, food or to play with her toys. I never thought she would go about laying more eggs. I did, however, pick up two wooden eggs which are close to the size of a parrot’s and placed them in the box this morning after removing the real egg. She’s been sitting on them for most of the day. I’m hoping this will deter her from laying a second egg in a few days. Fingers crossed.