Hyacinth Macaw Showers

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Wet Bird: Hyacinth Macaw "Hymie"  Hymie took his first shower with me within the first week of his stay. I was super happy because it is so hot here in Florida during the summer months and I was thinking he really needed one to cool down. I tried 2 times unsuccessfully before this. I approached Hymie ...
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Hymie Settling In

Hymie is finally stepping up very nicely and letting both Dave and I hold his feet to transport him short distances (from one room to the other) and we're getting to the point of placing him on our shoulders for a reward rather than having him put himself up there. He is almost settling in nicely and becoming super comfortable with how things g...
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Getting a Hyacinth to Eat Healthier

Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, FL Eating pasta: Hyacinth "Hymie" I had company for 10 days this month and it was sort of... crazy. Fitting in time for Hymie was harder in those ten days but I did have some great progress. I got him to eat three new foods! They are: Plain penne pasta Oatmeal Creamed corn I was eating oatmeal one mo...
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Clever Parrot

Do you ever feel outsmarted by your bird? I think it's pretty common for us bird owners. Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She isn’t homeless but is home less than she prefers to be. She travels the world with her husband, daughter, and a flockful of parrots whom she shares the s...
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Flight Training Big Birds

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 ...
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Parrot Tricks: Stick 'em Up!

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Touch training: Hyacinth Macaw "Hymie" Hymie is such a quick learner! Dave taught him how to touch train in just a few minutes and it only took one training session! The next day following touch training him, Dave began teaching him to spin in a circle and got Hymie about half way there before Dave co...
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