Wednesday, February 8

Food & Drink

How to Build the Cage for an African Grey

These magnificent birds are a favored option when it comes to a pet bird. And they are not even new on the pet scene. They have made their way through history as far back as during the ancient Egyptians’ time, which is about over 4000 years ago. Even kings keep them. And if you are planning to keep one as a pet, you need to know how to build or find the best cage for an African Grey.

Facts Firsts on African Grey Parrots


Many adore these birds for their outstanding features. It’s interesting plumage blend well with its overall look. Add to this is the fact that they possess very flexible mouths and vocal chords. Most of these impressive birds start to imitate the words and sounds that they hear once they turn six months old. There are still a few that do so only until they reach two years old, however.

As its name suggests, this medium-sized parrot has a mottled grey colored feather, a large black bill and white mask that encloses its yellow eyes. It also has a noticeable red vent and tail.

They are also noted to be monogamous and are often depicted to be nesting atop a tree with a hole for her hatchlings.

Another interesting thing about these parrots is the fact that they can outlive their owners. With an average lifespan of more than 60 years, these fragile looking creatures may just actually outlive you. It may even get to experience life with your son’s or daughter’s son and/or daughter. If provided with appropriate care, these birds may just stay with you for years to come.

There are two species of these birds that are of interest to breeders. These are the Timneh Parrot and the Congo African Parrot. The former is smaller and has a deeper hue than the latter.

Breeding African grey parrots can be challenging, especially if you are not well aware of everything that it requires to remain healthy and well. As these birds have specific requirements, you need to make sure to meet all these needs to ensure their overall health and behavior.

How to Build the Best Cage for an African Grey

One of the things that you need to provide for your feathered friend is an appropriate housing. It will need one that will provide enough wing space where it could fly up and about without feeling restricted. It should also be a place that will be safe at all times. Any object placed inside the cage should be one that will make it properly stimulated and rested. Nothing placed inside the housing that would endanger the life of your dear parrot. No sharp, dented, or loose edges that may cause harm to your pet bird should be anywhere in or near the cage.

When building or choosing a best cage for African Grey parrot, one that can offer more space is always a better option. A lot of space will make your parrot feel at ease while inside its new home. It is also a good thing to have a bird cage that is built with an opening at the top of it and one that allows your feathered friend to scale from one level or perch to another. This will give your bird more chances to exercise its wings, feet and grip.

Of all the available options for a bird cage, you should never consider one with a round shape as it has been noted that a cage with this design to have caused psychological problems to the parrot. These birds are said to be temperamental in nature, and having them kept in a round shaped bird cages won’t help with their mood swings.


360 How To: Maiden’s Prayer


If you ever had a Chelsea Sidecar you’ll probably get a similar taste but the Maiden’s Prayer has the orange juice which will give you an extra little sugar rush.

The ingredients you’ll need for this drink are as follows:

– 1 measure of gin
– 1 measure of triple sec
– 1 teaspoon of orange juice
– 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
– a twist of lemon peel

Once you have all the ingredients what you need to do is shake the gin, triple sec, orange juice and lemon juice vigorously with ice cubes until you find its well frosted. Next all there is left to do is strain the mix into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with the twist of lemon peel.


The Best Ribs In Town?

Is this it? Can my search really be over? You see I am a rib tester. It’s what I do. Every first visit to a restaurant is a mandatory rib test and let me tell you the competition is steep. There have been fails, nice tries, close but no cigars, one quarter short of a dollars but usually they all are rated mediocre.

Well a few days ago I decided to go one step up as far as price went to see if there would really be a difference in the rib quality. Believe me there was. I had to declare it the winner. Between all the places I’ve tried them, franchises and local restaurants, the best of the best came from “Bâton Rouge”. Perfectly cooked, fall off the bone meat, with just the greatest sauce.