Hello and thank you for reading my first blog post!
I'm Christie...an animal lover with a passion for birds. I have worked at a bird farm/bird store in California for over 40 years which has become like my second home. I worked my way from the seed bar at age 13 to store manager, but my favourite part of the job is hand feeding the babies.
Being responsible for the proper nutrition depending on the type of bird is critical for proper health and growth. I have hand fed a variety of birds from cockatiels, conures, parrots, amazons, cockatoos, macaws and even turacos, but also wild birds that have been young or injured. It fills me with so much joy when I get to see one of my babies going to a good home.
When I am not with the birds you can find me traveling, hiking and bird watching. Nature fascinates me and gives me such a sense of calm with the variety of sights, sounds and colours. Besides enjoying natures outdoors, I have also had many pets in my home (dogs, cats, birds, fish, hamsters, snakes, iguanas....you name it!). I have bred birds in my back garden, and I love feeding the wildlife (birds, rabbits, squirrels, etc.). This love of animals is what drives me to provide high quality products for them.
During my travels I fell in love with the UK (seven visits so far!) and have met so many wonderful people who love nature as much as I do along the way. This beautiful island has inspired me to make a big change and uproot my California life to start this new adventure called Nature's Buddy. Besides selling products my goal is to use my many years of experience to educate others who are passionate about birds and nature. Conservation and animal welfare are causes that are very important to me, and I hope to do my part.