Changes in Our Flock: Bandit & Cressi Flock Together

Photo by Dave Location: Waynesboro, VA Flocking: Galah "Bandit" & African grey "Cressi" We have always longed for our three macaws to flock together when they fly, and they have done it a few times but for the most part they fly separately. In fact the other day in Virginia two of them practically hit each other in mid flight changing dir...
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Why Are Birds Moody?

Photo by Dave Location: Moab, UT Leaning in: Galah "Bondi"  I have to say, I'm in the defense of the birds on this topic! You may be wondering why your bird is sooo nice one day, and so damn moody the next. Well, I could pretty much ask any human being the same question. Why one day is someone so nice to me, the next they're getting upset ove...
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Why I HATE The "Step Up" Command

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Somewhere in Nevada Road trippin': Galah "Bandit" Have you ever noticed watching videos of me with my birds that I don’t ever tell them to “step up”? You won’t ever hear me telling my birds to step up. I hate the step up command. Why? Because it should be a REQUEST, not a command, to your bird. Telling your bird ...
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About Our Freeflight Parrot Training Course

Photo by Dave Location: Nampa, ID Flying in: Camelot Macaw "Comet" I get asked a lot about our freeflight course, and for a price breakdown as well as scheduling you can email info@birdtricks.com. Once you're serious about taking the course and signing up, they will pass you onto me. Right now the course is personally coached by Dave Womach,...
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Agreeing on Parrot Rules in Your Household

Photo by Dave Location: Radio Station With me: Galah "Bandit" Without realizing it, Dave and I created rules in our household for our birds. Sometimes our rules change depending on circumstances and most of the rules are about how we do things rather than directly affecting the birds (from what they know!) but they’re still rules none the less ...
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Bandit’s First Radio Interview!

Photo by Dave Location: Seattle, WA Pictured: Galah "Bandit" I was asked to take a bird to a radio interview for the first time, and I was a bit confused until they told me it was going to be a webcast. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, and Dave and I went back and forth on which bird to bring with us. Since everyone had been asking where B...
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