Pineapple Princesses began as a tribute to Ruby Borrowdale, the home economist behind the 'Golden Circle Tropical Recipe Book' tested in the Golden Circle kitchen and modified and updated in the Pineapple Princesses' test kitchens.
As Ruby said "pineapple is a versatile food" . . .
no fat, high in vitamin C and full of the flavour of Queensland sunshine. The blog continues as more and more pineapple recipes are discovered from around the world.
Sunday, 4 June 2017
Pineapple Green-Cheek Conure
Gerry on Gumtree gave us the okay to share his photos of these pretty birds.
"I'm the original breeder and developer of the Pineapple
Green Cheek Conure.
I first created the Pineapple mutation in the late '90s
and now have multiple generations of Pineapple to Pineapple breedings.
It's a sexed linked mutation and it took several years to
get males. It is still 100% a Green Cheek conure species, not a hybrid.
With each generation, they get more intense in color. I
have 28 generations of Green Cheek conures that I have selected and held back
for color intensity as well as stable attitudes.
This year I have many Pineapples that are very dark in
color and the red has intensified and fused into the head color and back.
These birds do not seem to fade in the sun like the Cinnamon
mutation when kept outside and have stayed a rich intense color.
Why a Green-Cheek Conure? 8 reasons to own one!
1. They are not loud compared to other parrots and
conures. They are in the Pyrrhura genus and make about one half the noise of a
Sun or Jenday Conure which makes them ideal for condos or apartments.
2. They are small birds with big bird personalities! They
play just like a large parrot or macaw - they will use their feet to hold
things, roll on their back to play or sleep. They love to wrestle with and then
be scratched by their favorite human.
3. They are easy to feed and not as destructive as a
4. They are easy to house with their ideal size they can
use most cockatiel cages and they do not need the heavy bars of a more
5. Green-Cheeks have oil glands they use to preen their
feathers and do not create the dust found
on cockatiels, cockatoos, and African Grey Parrots.
6. Besides their personality and ideal size, Green-Cheeks
can be found in many beautiful colors.
7. People with pets, especially seniors, have lower blood
pressure, are happier, and live longer lives.
8. Tame Green-Cheeked Conures are very interactive with
people. They are bold and very personable but with individual personalities."