Category Archives: Pets

Wait. A donkey?

We’ve had two horses for almost a decade now, Mocha and Kai. Mocha is a 12 year old registered quarterhorse mare and Kai is a 14 year old gelding. We came out one morning a few weeks ago and had a new member of our equine herd, a donkey! We are pretty sure that he […]

Homeless Parrots and the Problem with Sanctuaries

Many of you who have visited Paradise Meadows, the home of Hawaii’s Local Buzz, have been subjected to our diatribe on why you should not get a parrot as a pet. Parrots are unlike any other domestic animal in ways that make them very challenging to keep in the average human household. You can read […]

How We Feed Our Parrots at Paradise Meadows

Visitors to Paradise Meadows, home of Hawaii’s Local Buzz, often ask us what we feed our flock of 6 companion parrots and how we know what their dietary needs are. Our quick answer is that our birds eat better than we do, but the longer answer is that horrifyingly little is known about the dietary […]

RIP Petie (2003? – 2015)

Common brown mynah

Those of you who have visited our farm may have had the opportunity to meet Petie — the common brown mynah bird that lived in our dining room. Unlike our six parrots, Petie preferred to live indoors with the family. We are devastated to report that Petie passed away at 11 AM today, cradled in the palm […]