Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Saipan, MP Macaw: Military Macaw "Cash"
Fellow entertainers scared of birds... beware! If you're looking for me backstage, just go towards the sounds of the parrots! Because that is where I will always be.
When there was only one bird in the show, it made it real easy to hang out with just that bird all the time...
Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Pictured: Swainson Toucan "Fiji"
I've trained my toucan, Fiji, to cry/scream whenever she needs the following:
So anytime she screams, she gets one of those 3 things. Well, the food dishes in the aviaries outside are a bit awkward for her use but she makes do, somehow. I notic...
Photo by David Location: Orlando, FL Upside down: Galah"Bondi"
The first bird I ever trained to go upside down and do the "bat" was my galah, Bondi, who is currently 4 years old. The second bird I trained to do the bat impression was my blue throated macaw, Jinx, and most recently I trained my 1.5 year old Congo African Grey parrot, Cressi, ...
Photo by Dave Location: Waynesboro, VA Flying: Camelot Macaw "Tusa"
A day trip to VA for us was planned to go freeflying with some friends who have 3 freeflight birds of their own. It was quite the spectacle with all these gorgeous birds flying around in the fields! All the birds that were flown were:
2 Blue Throated Macaws
2 Camelot Mac...
Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, FL Flying: Hyacinth "Hymie"
It has been getting easier and easier to ask Hymie to fly and here's why:
When he was younger, he used to fly around his owner's house with a green wing macaw in tow. So he has had experience flying before and enjoyed it enough to want to experience it again.
I've been spending ...
Photo by Dave Location: Moab, Utah Fighting over the landing spot: Macaws "Jinx" & "Comet"
I have a new you tube channel to share with all of you. Now, it's very varied up and is about training, socializing, interaction, caging, pricing and tons more information that you guys constantly ask about... wrapped up in 1-3 minute long videos! ...