I Love My Job As a Bird Trainer

Photo by Dave Location: Musha Cay, Copperfield Bay, Bahamas With me: Blue and Yellow Macaws "Jersey" & "Chayko" 

I started this blog a little too late for Jersey and Chayko to make it in very many posts... but they are my babies! I raised them from 6 months old up until selling them (fully trained) to a client... which was very, very hard. Even the people I trained in how to work with these birds asked me, "Why did you sell them to us?!" after seeing how they are with me. 

The answer is... they are living on an island in the Bahamas! I can't provide that life for them and I know, because I personally trained all the people in how to take care of them, that they are WELL cared for and loved in their new home. I'm honestly proud to have placed them here.

It had been around a year since I'd seen them, but they remembered me eventually. Jersey (the female) was always "daddy's girl" and loved Dave. Chayko was momma's boy and my favorite. We didn't choose them, they definitely chose us and although Jersey is great with me too and Chayko is fantastic with Dave as well, you just know and can tell who their favorite person is. 

Photo by Dave Location: Palm Terrace, Musha Cay, Bahamas Upside down: Blue and Yellow Macaw "Chayko" 

We were there to train for 10 days and by the end of 10 days Chayko was letting me touch his back again and flip him upside down like old times! Jersey was doing the same for Dave and we were both so thrilled about it. We had tons of training sessions where they learned new tricks, and play sessions that were fun for everyone with no expectations.

To see often updated photos of Jersey and Chayko in their new home in the beautiful Bahamas, check them out on Flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cathydaly/ 

Many more stories of them to come for you guys to all learn from, they definitely taught me a thing or two!

Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She isn’t homeless but is home less than she prefers to be. She travels the world with her husband, daughter, and a flockful of parrots whom she shares the stage with.


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