About This Blog – Bryan’s Angels
Bryan’s Angels is a blog about my 3 companion parrots, Kacy, Kermit and Kiki. Sharing the adventures and amazing stories of my lovely companion parrots and me. I want to share my experiences with parrots and also to share my personal perspective on popular parrot related topics like parrot behavior, parrot training, parrot tricks, positive reinforcement techniques, parrot health and diet.
About The Man Behind This Blog
Hey! That’s me! My name is Bryan Xie. I come from a beautiful little island city-state, Singapore. I am the owner of Bryan’s Angels and the Flock Leader of my 3 companion parrots, Kacy, Kermit and Kiki.
Being a passionate lover for parrots and enthusiasm in parrot training, I was often mistaken as some kind of avian expert or a professional parrot trainer. In actual fact, I’m more of an IT Geek. I have been in the IT industry for years, specializing in areas like Web Designing, Web Development and Google Apps Migration for businesses. You can contact me if you need my service in any of the specialized areas.
About Kacy, The Black Capped Conure
Kacy is the newest member to Bryan’s Angels. She is a Black Capped Conure (Pyrrhura Rupicola) which is a small sized parrot native to South America, Peru.
Kacy was taken back home from a local breeder on 14th February 2009, since then she was just a 4 weeks old unweaned chick. You can read more about the entries on my experiences on hand feeding and hand raising Kacy.
I started training Kacy in late April 2009. Read more about Kacy’s amazing parrot tricks.
About Kermit, The Senegal Parrot
Kermit is a Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus Senegalus) which is small-medium sized parrot native to West Africa. Wild Senegal Parrots live in open woodlands and savannah, feeding on seeds, fruits and blossoms in the area.
Kermit is the second addition to the family. He joined me and Kiki on 29th December 2007. I bought him from a local parrot shop, since then he was still an unweaned chick which is barely 2 months old (approximately 7-8weeks). I hand fed and raised Kermit myself. Kermit’s gender remains as a mystery, as all Senegal Parrots are sexually monomorphic.
Kermit is a total sweetheart. He is quiet (barely vocalize), well-behaved and cuddly. I have more to learn from him, till now I’ve enjoyed his companionship every moment!
I started clicker training with Kermit in late March 2008. Read more about Kermit’s amazing parrot tricks.
Unfortunately all good things come to end. Kermit left us on 24th January 2009. Read more about Kermit’s departure.
About Kiki, The African Lovebird
Kiki is a Peach Faced Lovebird (Agapornis Roseicollis) which is a small-sized parrot native to Southwestern Africa.
Kiki is the first parrot that I had. She was adopted on 27th August 2007 from a local breeder, since then she was only 8 weeks old. Till now, we are still unclear of the actual gender of Kiki, as all African Lovebirds are sexually monomorphic. My family members and I used to believe that Kiki maybe a female bird because she can be very temperamental most of the times! Until one day, when we caught her doing something discreted, from that moment we knew she’s actually a male!
I introduced Kiki to target training using positive reinforcement techniques in late September 2007. The purpose of the training is to help correcting some of Kiki’s behavior problems (i.e. biting and nippiness) I’m facing and also to build a better relationship with her. From basic step-up exercise to advanced prop tricks, I surprised to see Kiki mastering to a total of 17 behaviors and tricks! Read more about Kiki’s amazing parrot tricks.
How Bryan’s Angels Began
I started this blog in 2007. Well, originally I started out blogging about my companion parrots, showcasing videos of their amazing parrot tricks. But over time, I started to move on and touch on popular parrot related topics like parrot care, parrot training, parrot tricks, clicker training, positive reinforcement techniques, parrot health and diet.
Who Designed Bryan’s Angels
The current design of Bryan’s Angels was designed by me, Bryan Xie. I chose to design my own blog template because I wanted something different, unique and original! I wanted to create a design which has a strong representation of my companion parrots!
Who Hosted Bryan’s Angels
Bryan’s Angels is currently hosted by Vodien Internet Solutions. I had used different web hosts before but none are as good as Vodien Internet Solutions. With as low as S$8 per month, I get 5GB of webspace , unmetered data transfer and the ability to host multiple websites under one account!
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