Jealousy: A VERY Powerful Parrot Training Tool

Jealousy among parrots can usually result in two very different outcomes: Aggression towards one another.  MOTIVATION!   I've experienced both, and there's a fine line you have to be sure not to cross to keep in the "motivation" side of things and be able to USE that jealousy to your training advantage.  In my last post I showed you a real tra...
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One Year Later… Remembering Fiji


It’s hard to believe that it has been exactly one year since we lost Fiji (October 12, 2010) in a tragic accident that shattered the earth beneath my feet.  I’m sure that many of you can relate when I say – that was one of the hardest things I’ve ever gone through.  With all tragedy comes some kind of peace and chance to learn.  This experience really altered my reality and gave me a new perspective as well as an increased gratitude to you, our friends and fans.

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Raising Our Baby Toco Toucan Rocko: Making the Early Stages of Training Fun

Photo by Dave
Location: Nampa,ID
Playing and learning: Baby Toco Toucan “Rocko”


There are tons of reasons for playing with your bird with things such as towels, blankets and clothing. The biggest reason to do so is so that you can towel your bird to hold it still in the event of an emergency. The other reason is so that your bird is not fearful of being covered up by a blanket or towel whether it happens on accident or happens on another account.


While our birds were babies, ...

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Raising Rocko the Baby Toco Toucan: Why Parts of it Are so Easy


Photo by Nathan Slabaugh Photography
Location: Centralia, WA
Pictured: Toco Toucan “Rocko”


There are lots of things that make raising a bird super complicated and scary, just like raising a human child. You worry they won’t turn out right, or that you didn’t do a good enough job in a certain area over another.


As long as you know how to properly raise a bird (you can learn these steps from our Total Transformation Course which also covers flight training indoors and fixing behavioral problems with your current ...

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Our Toco Toucan Arrival Story and a BIG Thank You!

Photo by Jamieleigh
Location: Kent, WA
On my arm: 2 month old Toco Toucan “Rocko”

 It all started by half-joking about wishing I had the funds to buy a toco toucan; my dream bird, when we received an outpouring of love beyond my wildest dreams from our entire facebook friends list. And now, as I write this, Rocko gently plucks at the keyboard begging for my attention…

As many of you know, we were devastated by the sudden loss of Fiji, our Swainson Toucan. She was ...


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