Jinx Taught Morgan to Talk!

My blue throated macaw, Jinx, taught my friend's camelot macaw, Morgan, to talk! How cute is this?! If you need help teaching your birds to talk, we have a talking course available here. Because parrot owners usually want their birds to stop screaming, we have paired these two behaviors together to bring you a more rounded course - not only can...
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The "One More Time" Rule

Dave and I have a saying, if you ever say, "That was great, let's do ONE MORE..." that you do NOT do one more, that you in fact put your bird away and stop training!!! Why? Because without fail, that next time is a total bust. And makes it nearly impossible to send on a high, and/or good note. I'm telling you, when you are feeling so happy and...
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My Flock!

The life of a bird trainer can be confusing to follow - which birds are actually mine and which are just being trained for someone else?! I made a few videos to show off my own birds so it's a little more clear, and included so that you truly get to know them and their own, unique quirks. Quick note for those of you that know we have 3 sun con...
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Morgan Update: Going Outside + Flight Skill Development

Here's your Morgan fix this week! First off, due to weather I was only able to work on outdoor desensitization one day (come on, Idaho-spring!) And here is what that looked like: After some serious time off from YouTube, Patty came back in a whole new light! Check out her and I training with our macaws, flying them back and forth between one an...
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Balancing Time For More Than One Bird

I recently had a birdie-imbalance. I was becoming aware of it, mostly through editing my videos and seeing how much Jinx, my blue throat macaw, was not enjoying or really benefiting from the interactions like Morgan, the camelot macaw, was. She was very motivated by his presence, but he was pretty much affected oppositely by hers. It was time f...
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Stop BABYING Your Bird! Let it FAIL! Don't Help, ENCOURAGE!

I've talked about this before, because it comes into play every single time we flight train a bird for outdoors. But the last time I really talked about it was years ago regarding an older Moluccan cockatoo, read the article here. I've never ever met a parrot owner that we haven't had to drill this lesson into. It's normal. It's hard for us, as...
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