Two years… 730 Days… 17,520 hours… Countless Miles… No matter how you look at it, two years on the road is a long time! Especially when you travel the country by truck and RV… correction; make that two trucks, and two RV’s, a flock of birds, magic props, motorcycle, and a house cat. Driving separately from Jamie can be painstaking, but it does give me some time to reflect. Not only on shows and future plans, but on training, and what I can do to become a better trainer.
In our seminar DVD set, I talk about the Gypsy Experience as a means to training your bird. It refers to my lifestyle – everyday a hundred new mile markers roll by, every night my birds are in front of more than 5,000 people. Every day they experience different people, places, and things. For a species that spends 80% of its day foraging for food and having to figure out new things, this is the next best thing to a magic potion for success with your psittacines.
Many of you asked to see us set up our traveling bird aviaries, to see how long it really takes and we tried to stretch out this time lapse as much as possible but it’s still under a minute! It really doesn’t take long at all, since we welded the sides together to make the process easier knowing that the cages would be set up and taken down weekly.
I know I’m behind a post for this past week. I have a good excuse though, I just got home from visiting Dave and Jamie at the circus in Coney Island, NY where they have been stationed for the summer. It was so much fun. This was my first time out to see the show. It was strange to see my friends in this bizarre setting, and stranger still that they fit in so well.
I can always count on the fans of facebook to remind me that I haven’t updated anyone lately on the life of our birds in the circus. So here’s your update blog post on life on the road with our birds while touring with the circus!
The most exciting news we have is that Jinx joined the large part of the show (for those of you that don’t know, he was originally just in the preshow). We got a new act in the show which is a quick ...
Since many people have the same concerns about us joining the circus, I thought I would offer a little question and answer post for those FAQ when it comes to us being performers in the circus with our animals. Obviously, many circuses have bad reputations when it comes to the treatment of their animals, but you shouldn’t let that ruin your perspective on them all.
Blue throated macaw
Our show, Illuscination, has tons of animals incorporated into it. And each ...