Sorry……..It’s Been Awhile!

Yes – It’s been quite some time since we have updated our blog……………..and we apologize!!



To our visitors that have inquired: YES!  We are still raising & selling our magnificent Macaws & Corvids.

Due to the tremendous amount of time that we devote to the care & socializing of our birds, to ensure that each & every customer gets a “perfect” pet that will become a lifetime family member, we “thank you” all for your patience & understanding when we fall behind updating our blog. – Daniel

So, let us fill you in on the things that have been happening here at Winding Woods Ranch and why we have fallen so far behind in our communications.

I have posted the picture (above) of a “new” journey I am so honored to have become a part of.

Kennesaw State University decided that they wanted a “live” Owl to become their official mascot this year.

Knowing that I previously worked with the Baltimore Ravens training their raven mascot in 2008-2009 – KSU contacted me.

Their beautiful Great Horned Owl mascot is now being raised & training here at Winding Woods Ranch in anticipation for his big debut in October.

We have added the entire story to date – from concept & fertile egg to 5 ft. wingspan currently within our blog under “Daniel’s Journeys”.

We hope that you enjoy the journey with us……………….. ~Daniel

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Price Increase Notification!

To our valued customers – as of Jan. 1, 2013, we unfortunately will be increasing our parrot purchase prices slightly due to the ever increasing costs involved in the production & maintenance of these magnificent parrots. New prices will be displayed Jan. 01, 2013.

We appreciate your understanding & continued patronage.

Thank you,
Daniel Walthers

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Amazons Discontinued!!

To all of our wonderful customers – it is with great regret that we have decided at Winding Woods Ranch to discontinue breeding, raising, & selling any Amazon parrots.

Our sincere “thanks” to all our customers  that have provided “forever homes” for the beautiful amazons we have have sold in the past.

Rest assured that even though we will no longer  be selling Amazons, we are always available to answer any questions for you in the future.


Daniel Walthers

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Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Large Sweet Potatoes – thoroughly washed & quartered

Cut sweet potato sections into french fry shapes. Use vegetable dicer for convenience.

Place fries into vegetable steamer & microwave for 3 minutes. Fries will be soft, yet firm.

Let cool thoroughly.

Easy recipe and very nutritional & beneficial – full of many of the vitamins lacking in exotic birds diets.



Download “printable” Sweet Potato Fries recipe here!

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Cone Enrichment Treats


Enrichment Treats Cones

1 box Jiffy Corn muffin mix

1/3 cup milk

1 egg

Ice cream cones

Mix corn muffin batter according to package instructions using mix, milk, & egg.

Mix well until smooth.

Add batter to ice cream cone – filling approx. ¾ full.

Place cone with batter into microwave & cook on high for 35 seconds.

Remove from microwave, check with toothpick to be sure batter is fully cooked (the same as you would check to see if a cake were fully cooked). Let cool.

Once cooled – use peanut butter as icing. The peanut butter adds additional protein and a base for additional treats.

Roll or sprinkle peanut butter cone with favorite treat to coat. (example – nuts, unsweetened cereal, unshelled sunflower seeds, pellets, etc.)

Use your imagination to create your own combination. (example: mashed banana added to peanut butter adds additional benefits)

This enrichment treat is designed to be used with Daniel’s custom created Enrichment perch which can be purchased at at the store.
For addition tips & suggestions from Daniel, watch the video posted above.



Download “printable”  Cone Enrichment Treats recipe here!


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