It’s Finally Cooler…

It’s Finally Cooler…

View From The Goat Pasture

The weather has FINALLY gotten cooler…!!!

Tra!  La!

I don’t know how long this is going to last though…

Wild Ducks & Ibis In The Swamp

It’s been hot and sweltering and humid for so very long.

I’d forgotten what pleasant weather felt like..

…..I’m used to moss and mold growing on everything…..including me…

…..late summer here is much like swimming through terrarium-scum…..

Long John Silver

But I recently had to dust off the heat lamp and put it on Long John Silver (our geriatric Umbrella cockatoo) for the last few nights.

Parrots are able to thermo-regulate and keep themselves warm for the most part…

…..but somewhere along the line…someone told me…that the bigger parrots need help keeping warm in anything below 50F degrees……..(I don’t know anything about smaller tropical birds).

Long John does love his heat lamp.

He fluffs and luxuriates and tans in front of it.

Umbrella Cockatoo

I try to place it where he can get away to a cooler part of his cage if he wants to…….

…..but for the most part all he wants to do is preen & warm his armpits right in front of the bulb…….

…..and I make sure all of the extension cords are out of reach from his stretched-out-leg-length…….

…..in the past, he has been able to pull in some of the extension cords and gnaw through the insulation…….

…..how he’s managed to survive and make it to this age…….I’ll never know…..

But for now, the cords and the lamp bulb are well out of his reach and Long John is both safe and warm.

This weather is perfect for horseback riding too…

That is IF I could go horseback riding…

Killian’s Litter

…..but with two puppy litters, my time is thoroughly devoted to the fuzzy little boogers…….

…..and we still have the seven puppies with Willow’s litter…….

…..and we are all super happy about that…….(phew!)…

Did I mention that we were keeping a female puppy from Killian’s litter?…….

…..AND from Willow’s litter too?…….

Betty From Killian’s Litter

…..(probably Betty & Belle)…..

 

Belle Is The Dark One At The Top

…..we haven’t picked their real names yet…….

…..more later…….

Belle & Willow

 

 

 

 

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