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A Day in the Life of….Steve Nichols at The Parrot Zoo

Okay here goes, thought i would give you a taster:

6.15: Start off by letting Oswald and the Cranes out, then opened everything up ready for staff etc

9:00 Me n Pete had to clean out some blocked drains 🙁 Yes I still do that job too.

10:30 we then got on to the Otters, finishing off some bits, Vin did the top metal preventing any escapes, me n Pete sorted out the new water feature and electrics

11.15 Contacted printers about new flags, artwork looks spectacular

12:30 EON surveyor came to prepare for a our new 2 phase electric supply

Back to otters

1.30 Did a bit of a survey with Ivan and Pete for new car 3 acre car park

2:00 lunch, while eating it I went and measured the on-site accommodation out for a refit

2.45 Checked a parrot out that had been took to the med room, was injured but all fine

Back to otters

4:30 Most of Animal staff left, we carried on till

5:30 then concreted the new fences in

6:00 Vin left for home

6:30 Pete went home

6.45 I nipped in house for tea

7:15 prepared evening meal of Apples, Carrots and cabbage for Oswald

7.35 Went to put Oswald and the Cranes away and do last security and health check

8:10 Nearly finished so in for bath

8:15 Did daily selfie (Below)

8:30 Just done this blog so now finished for the day.

Thats it.


Oswald at The Parrot Zoo

Weather was brilliant until it poured it down, but never mind it wasnt until late on so not many visitors got that wet….Phew!!

Vinnies been putting the locks on the new Otter enclosure and they will be in by the end of next week 🙂

The Parrot Zoos Otter Enclosure

The Parrot Zoos Otter Enclosure

The Macaw house is being well tested as the many beaks get working away, to date theres not one problem with it, a good reason why all parrot houses will use the same model.

The new macaw house at the Parrot Zoo is a  success

The new macaw house at the Parrot Zoo is a success

Meet Oswald, our new guest, hes just retired from television and is now a bit of a diva, being waited on hand and foot, he is a real star.

Oswald the Emu at The Parrot Zoo

Take a closer look, check him out with Steve

You can follow steve @parrotman on Twitter


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Update at The Parrot Zoo for March

Trying again to get the blog started with a little new high Tech software meaning I can do them from different tablets etc.

First things first, yuo will notice a slight change to the website with our new Twitter feed section being placed on the home page all done by our amazing web man Craig Sansam a genious in the making, take a look and see what you think….WAIT not yet!!! wait till youve read the blog first 🙂

Okay what we been up to?

Things growing day by day here at the zoo both for the parrots and the animals:

Parrots first….naturally 🙂

We have started taking birds in for 2014 and we have quite a list to get through. Quarantines was emtpy awaiting the deluge, this list is way to long to go through but already unusual ones turning up, a couple of relatively rare amazons already through the doors with more to follow.

The captive parrot conservation program is well under way, and we can already see that this is going to be a very exiting venture, the geneology side of things means creating family trees and the results will make facinating reading for anyone with the slightest interest in parrots, info will be published as soon as we can.

The new Walkthrough is as expected amazingly successful, people just love it and fortunatley we have made it future proof so shouild offer years of fun for both parrots and people.

A new special needs centre has been designed and will be commencing shortly offering all of our geriatric and disabled patients a whole new world of comfort with even more visitor / parrot interaction.

The African greys have had a further extention added which gives them extra room, no that they need it but just in case 🙂 (more…)

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