Photo by Glen Location: Moab, UT In the tree: Blue and gold macaw "Merlin"
I've gotten a few questions about why I have quite the collection of "birds in trees" photos and a few people started to catch on that they are all Moab trees!
The reason is, your freeflight bird is bound to try a tree out whether it's on accident, out of breath and desperately needing a spot to land or just curious among other reasons. The bummer about them landing in a lot of the trees in Moab is that they have juniper berries in them and the birds soon find out that they LOVE them! The good thing about them, is that they give your bird really great breath, haha.
They won't harm your bird and they are safe for your bird to eat, so there are no concerns there. Just make sure you have a strong enough recall (with a good enough treat) to get your bird back out of the tree!
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.