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getting up to speed in wordpress, if we're talking speed of snail

2012-03-22 - 7:35 a.m.

Oh, crikey, so I write up all this nice stuff in nice html in Notepad and I take it over to Wordpress, and Wordpress completely destroys my formatting, putting all these weird spaces all over the place. This ever happen to anyone else?

However, the new blog is starting to shape up and look nice. An excerpt from my page on my observations of the wild peachfronts in Bolivia:

the Peachfronts actually reminded me a bit more of the large Macaws I was seeing, [rather than flocking birds like the Mitred Parakeets] because they always went two by two. I never saw a lone bird. It was always two of them together.

Their strong pair-bonds explained something I'd observed about my own birds -- the power of how two birds will bond and thereafter wish to always be together. I made a mistake with my first two babies, leaving Courtney (who proved to be male) and Ronnie (a female) together for much too long after they were weaned by their parents. These two birds became tightly bonded to each other, as mates, rather than brother and sister. It can take a LOT of work to break that bond once it has formed. They want to be together, and they don't want to accept any substitutes.

The strong pair-bond also explains why a single pet Peachfront Conure has such a deep ability to give affection to a human being. When I kept a single pet, he would spend hours on my shoulder, touching me and grooming me, every day. He loved nothing more than to be with me and to fly to me. I believe these birds have an instinctive need to give and share lots of love.

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