Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Winging It: A Memoir of Caring for a Vengeful Parrot Who's determined to Kill Me by Jenny Gardiner link for Winging It 
Winging It is an entertaining story of the author's family and their experience with an ornery parrot. Anyone who thinks they want to buy a parrot should read this book FIRST. Although I never had a large bird (as many as 21 zebra finches), I understood her description of the mess that birds make and the methods that bird owners will devise to keep the mess easier to clean.

The author is very honest about her difficulties with caring for this demanding bird while at the same time dealing with difficulties within her family. She also discusses adopting birds from a rescue group.

Winging It is written in a very lighthearted way, but there are many touching moments of crisis within the family. I enjoyed her story very much.


  1. thanks so much for taking the time to read Winging It and the lovely review!

  2. The title on this one definitely caught my eye and it sounds like a pretty good book!

  3. The title of this book is great. I'm not a fan of birds so I wouldn't consider getting one as a pet, but this still sounds like an interesting read.


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