Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Andi Bourne
Pathfinder 

Raising sweet, loving companions

 

February 6, 2020

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Angela Johnson of Seeley Lake holds one of her baby yellow-sided green-cheeked conures. Her husband Clayton Grube affectionately calls her "the bird whisperer" because of her innate ability to relate to birds. While raising conures is Johnson's passion, the whole family helps socialize the young birds and care for them when necessary.

SEELEY LAKE –Angela Johnson reaches in her cage and gently pulls out one of her baby green-cheeked conures. It sits in her hand while she pets its head and then it climbs up her shirt and snuggles into her neck, hoping to take a nap after snacking on oranges.

"They just want attention and to love," said Johnson. "You can't find a really good friendly bird at a pet store. I knew I could provide that."

Johnson has had her breeding pair of conures for a year. Within a month and a half they had their first clutch of five chicks. They have had two more clutches of three and five chicks with t...



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