Trees and Freeflight Parrots...

Photo by Dave Location: Moab, Utah Retrieving in the tree: Camelot Macaw "Tusa"  This is the true version of freeflying your parrot outside! Landing in trees... it's just going to happen. I remember when Cressi, my Congo Grey, was at a level 3 in freeflight (meaning she could fly with some wind in treed areas with slopes and dips) and I was ...
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Trendy Birds

Photo by David Location: Orlando, FL Hangin' with Me: Grey Parrot "Cressi", Blue Throat Macaw "Jinx" & Camelot Macaw "Comet"   Ever notice how I'm almost always wearing a hoody or sweatshirt of some kind in most of my parrot photos? There's a reason for that! Actually, a few reasons... the first is that the birds can land anywhere on me a...
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Teaching Parrots to Talk on Cue

I'm a HUGE believer in working with your bird's NATURAL capabilities and habits. For instance, my cockatoo "Bondi" is most talkative in the car above other places. So, since we were on a road trip from Washington to Arizona, I thought I'd use that to my advantage and grabbed my training bag with me up front. Now, she is mostly talkative with D...
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Sprouting For Parrots

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Of: Sprouts for parrots After hearing talk about peanuts being very unhealthy for parrots, I got into a "health-nut" state (no pun intended) and called up a very good friend who is very knowledgable of parrots. I was on a quest to find the healthiest foods for my birds - she suggested sprouting among ot...
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Birds Need Motivation

 Photo by Mona Location: Daytona Beach, FL Receiving a Kiss: Rose Breasted Cockatoo "Bandit" While giving a parrot seminar in Daytona Beach, Florida I realized how un-fun many bird owners tend to be. A very common question was, "My bird doesn't want to come out of its cage to be with me, why?" Now obviously, there can be a list of reasons for t...
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Performing Parrots

Some parrots (like the Sulfphur Crested Cockatoo in the video above) LOVE performing tricks for people like you and me. Others are quite camera and crowd shy, and that's OK, too. But for those parrots that love being the "hams" and center of attention... they should be allowed to show off their skills to all that are willing to watch. These...
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