Meet Shannon

Pearl and his large featherless assistant share the kind of moment that makes it all worthwhile!

Pearl & his mommy – we make a pretty great team.

He is in charge of shrieking, pooping, and eating (and flinging) my food.

And I am in charge of cataloging all of the cute things he does.

You’ll see lots of them here.

In addition to being a birdie mommy and a tortoise mommy (my two very most important jobs) I’m also a writer, mentor, nonprofit founder, and free spirit (the kind who aspires to grow wings).

I have a couple of really professional websites here and here, but Pearl and I needed a place to just play and be ourselves too, so here we are! 🙂

We (heart) email, so if you have something to ask or share or you just want to say hi:

P.S. Our little flock has grown! Yay! 🙂

Malti joined our flock in May 2014. She is a South American red-foot tortoise. She loves salmon, mealworms, mud and hiding from her mommy.

Malti joined our flock in May 2014. She is a South American red-foot tortoise. She loves salmon, mealworms and mud. You can visit Malti at

Bruce is a rescued Texas 3-toed box turtle. We think he's around 5 years old. He loves to hunt. He also loves to pose for the camera.

Bruce joined our flock in May 2016. He is a rescued Texas 3-toed box turtle. We think he’s about 5 years old. He loves to hunt mealworms, get mist-baths and pose for the camera.

30 thoughts on “Meet Shannon

  1. Awesome blog and you both certainly do look like you make a great team. I can understand the devotion between a person and their friends of the feathery variety.

    All the best!

  2. Hey, Shannon! I just wanted to say that I absolutely love your blog and ‘nominated’ you for the Sunshine award; I know it’s essentially a chain letter, but I like that it is a way to share some of my favourite blogs – and so did it anyway. Best! -S.

  3. What a delightful blog! I have two little parrots that are also the Prettiest Birdies in the Entire World. It can be exhausting keeping up with their demands, but it’s a small price to pay to live with such prettiness.

  4. I am really enjoying your blog, Shannon. Pearl is very, very handsome. I have a grey/white cockatiel also named Toddle Bird. He was my first bird 10 yrs ago. I have 7 total now; 2 Macaws, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, African Grey Congo, Sun Conure, Pied Senegal and of course Toddles.

    • Hi Jill – sounds like you have a great deal of lovely, handsome companions of your own!! If you want to post pics of your babies on Pearl’s Love & Feathers facebook page I’d love to see them! (and for the record, Pearl wholeheartedly agrees with you about your assessment of his handsomeness – as does his proud Mommy!) Thanks for reading! 🙂

      • You’re welcome. I will try and get some pictures together and post them for you! If you just can’t wait, I am on Facebook, Jill Jasper, and I have some pics there for you to view! You will know me; my profile picture is of my late Elvis.

  5. What a great blog spot for you and Pearl. I love him! He’s much bigger than Cheeky. Cheeky weighs 56 grams! I think he’s the tiniest conure I ever saw. Thanks for the reblog. You are too nice! Kisses for Pearl!

    • Wow-Cheeky is teeny! Cutie pie! pearl is usually around 76 grams (when Mom moderates his waffle intake properly) and I’m told he is small for a tiel. Thanks for reading and the kind words-kisses back to Cheeky from us! 🙂

  6. Hello Pearl!
    You are a very pretty boy!
    I hope you don’t mind myself (Robin) & Koda (my baby) joining you here.
    Koda is a Patagonian Conure.
    ‘Once-upon-a-time’ Koda had to learn prettiness. She was lonely and pulled her feathers out.
    Now she is loved & happy. But only has feathers on her head, wings & tail.
    She has a very pretty bare self that is soft, warm & smells like sweet spices!
    She loves the ‘pretty Koda in the mirror’!
    Kisses from us!
    Robin & Koda

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