Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Logistics of a Natural Molt~Marblin' Momma's Observation

Recently I realized that many people don't know how  "logically"  parrots molt their feathers. Why? Well, before I acquired my first parrrot~I had no idea that certain sections of the bird molts and it goes from side to side, especially wing and tail feathers. It is interesting because it has to do with survival.
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For instance wing feathers (same for parrots and wild birds) Quill will molt one feather from one wing and then in a few days she will molt one feather from the opposite wing. This is because the birds can still fly and have control over their flight. Same with tail feathers. The tail of the bird acts like a rudder. It takes some time to molt tail feathers, but the molt is still one at a time, from side to side. If a predator catches a bird by the tail, most birds can release all their tail feathers to escape. Check out all my naturally molted feathers, from my Nandy conure to Sylvie the African Grey~from Quill to Coco to Romeo. My marbled feathers are unique and beautiful and I also sell sets of natural and marbled feathers.  All my birds have had tests up to the wazooo, all healthy companion birds. I don't bring domestic feathers into the household.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Marblin' Momma's Black Friday Special

One day only!! Coupon special.  15% off all feather orders.  Enter BlackFridayFeathers and have some fun!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Romeo is in the Catbird Seat! Marblin' Momma is at the other End...

This is Romeo's usual place~between my hard drive and keyboard, (well he is sort of on my keyboard). The rest of the day when I am working on the computer, he is in his "la cave" holding his plastic hanging link toy across the back of his wings with one of the rungs of his chain held tight with his foot. He then watches "Say yes to the Dress" and when that is not on he watches Beverly Hills Housewives. He loves their long hair and I am sure he wishes he could hide underneath. 

Me, I just look at "pictures"! I have the sound turned low because in my "elderly!" years, I cannot concentrate on two things at once. And I am still slow at listing and photographing items in my vintage and feather store!

We wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. I travel (15 minutes) to my sister's house and spend dinner with my family and my mate goes to his family. Works well! I am responsible for a huge butter lettuce salad with lots of other veggies and this year Wayne is excused from carving at his dinner. The 4 or 5 different birds (I do threaten my 4 parrots with Thankgiving if they are giving me a hard time!) will be carved by another family member that has a stronger back~and I am sure next year Wayne will be back in position.

I know holidays can be tough and I have been thru some really tough ones. My feeling is that as long as you have your health (mental AND physical) you can get through it and hope the next holiday is easier.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Surely the Snow will Fly!

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if

I were a bird I would fly about the earth

seeking successive autumns."         George Eliot

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hot off the Press~2 Brand New Feather Note Cards!!

Then there were nine (blank notecards that is)

I am also showing the cockatoo feathers I used for these images and YES they are available in the store.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Marbled Feather Notecards~And More to Come

Each notecard, with matching envelope and cello sleeve, is $3.00 a piece. If you buy 5 of any combo~the cost is $13.00. I will be creating stickers, tags, labels and more marbled feather notecards. SO back to finding quotations that move me!

Check out all my feather notecards at www.QuillnAros.etsy.com/

Holiday Marble Feather Notecard

Spent some time listing my Season's Greetings blank note cards in my shop. I also listed five other notecards that have an image of my marbled feathers with a quote that has to do with feathers, birds, freedom and so on. I laid the real marbled feathers on my scanner, then I transfered the image to a notecard, keeping the inside blank. Check these out at www.QuillnAros.etsy.com/ . They are $3.00 per card.