The Top 5 Reasons Your Parrot is Lashing Out at You

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Musha Cay, Bahamas Pictured: Blue and gold macaws "Jersey" & "Chayko"  My friend Rosie, who is just 12 years old, has recently had a big interest in birds. She loves being around mine, and always asks if she can help clean cages (heck yeah!) and be there when we fly them in the arenas in every city before loa...
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How to Keep in Touch With Me

Photo by Amanda Stevens Location: Waynesboro, VA Cuddling: Blue and gold macaw "Coco" I'm all over the place mostly, but I'm going to be dedicating most of my updates and posts back to this blog for a while. I feel better writing here. And if I do say so, Patty and Chet and our random guest bloggers do a swell job over at the other training b...
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Saying Goodbye to Coco

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Coney Island, New York Shown: Baby Blue and Gold Macaw "Coco" After approximately 3 months of hand feeding, raising and training Coco, our friend's blue and gold macaw, we recently said goodbye to her and sent her home to him from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It was harder than I thought, which is why I always hate t...
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Parrots in the Press!

Photo by Chad Batka, NY Times Location: Coney Island, NY Pictured: Swainson Toucan "Fiji" Recently the New York Times came out and followed us and our flock around for an entire day to see what a day in the life on an average Sunday would be for us. Along the way our birds were featured quite a bit so I thought I'd share some of the pictures!...
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3 Things You Should Always Do with Your Bird

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Coney Island, NY Cuddled up: Blue and gold macaw "Coco"  These three things are especially important if you have a new baby bird, they go a LONG way, trust me! And these are things I try to do daily with my own birds.  The first is training AND playing... they are different. With training there is an expectati...
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Why Not to "Baby" Baby Birds

Photo by David Location: Coney Island, NY Baby bird: Blue and gold macaw "Coco" For my friend Gary, I am bird sitting a baby blue and gold macaw named Coco for a couple months. Coco is super sweet, as all baby birds are, and watching her for my friend is making me really realize where people can go wrong with their own baby birds.  For whate...
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