Change of Heart

Photo by Dave Location: Moab, Utah Shown: Blue throated macaw "Zoey" Remember when I said we were going to be adopting another blue throated macaw? You can review the entry here. Well, things change and people often have a change of heart. When birds tend to seem wild and out of control, people lose perspective of just how much the animal reall...
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Getting Parrots to Talk in Front of You

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Duluth, Georgia Playing: Blue throated macaw "Jinx"  I have some super exciting news to share! Jinx finally started talking! And it's so adorable if I do say so myself. His first "word" was mimicking my laugh, so I didn't totally count that and I'm the only person he won't really do it in front of. He only does i...
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Update on Hymie the Hyacinth

It hasn't been all that long since I returned Hymie the Hyacinth Macaw to his owners and I wanted to share an awesome update on Hymie at home! Immediately after I left, Hymie was performing his newly learned tricks for his owner and even learning new things! His newest trick is "shaking hands". Check it out here:  Article by Jamieleigh Womach...
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Stop! Are You Drying Your Bird Off With a Towel and Blow Dryer?!

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Musha Cay, Bahamas During a shower: Blue and gold macaw "Jersey" Lately I've received a lot of emails and questions on the topic of bathing your bird and how to go about it without forcing, yet safely. I've found a lot of popular articles (like on ehow) that advice people to use a towel to dry their bird, and a ...
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Hyacinth Macaw's Training Success

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL On couch: Hyacinth Macaw "Hymie"  My original goals with Hymie when I first brought him home were: Get him eating some fresh foods. Break the bad habit of immediately running to the shoulder. Train him to let me hold his feet when he steps up on my hand.  I am pretty happy to report I accomplished ALL...
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Parrots and Children

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Shown: Hyacinth Macaw "Hymie" & Nephew "Jimmy" I've never trained a bird with a 15 month old around...  And while my nephew Jimmy was visiting, it was VERY hard to train Hymie, the hyacinth macaw I am working with for a client for 6 or so weeks. I had no idea how distracting Jimmy would be for Hy...
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