Hymie the Hyacinth Weighs in and Eats Papaya

After leaving Hymie's cage open for him, we found him on top of our toucan's cage perching peacefully and looking proud of himself. He had to fly to get out of his cage, and he has been a FLYING MACHINE lately! He is loving getting himself around via his wings. He's now flying to and from the foraging tree, to and from Dave and me, and to and fr...
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Birdy Steps...

Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, Florida On my shoulder: Hyacinth Macaw "Hymie"  When I made my goals for Hymie, I didn't really take into account what it would take to get there. What I mean is, before I can even begin working on those things I want to do, I have to earn his trust first, kind of what Dave, Chet and I refer to as the "I can't g...
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Coming Home with a Hyacinth Macaw

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Waynesboro, Virginia The cutie: Hyacinth Macaw "Hymie" Yes, it's true... I came home with a Hyacinth macaw this weekend... and it's amazing and my jaw still drops when I look at him. It's like looking at a second house, but in a cage... just kidding! Meet Hymie, a 2 year old Hyacinth macaw who still twitches his...
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Parrots Don't Forget

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Musha Cay, Bahamas Meditation Parrot: Blue and Gold Macaw "Jersey"  Dave and I got Jersey when she was 6 months old. We purchased her over the internet and had her shipped to Dave's brother. He and his wife were the first ones to meet Jersey (and her brother Chayko) and had them for a few days before Dave and I a...
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I Love My Job As a Bird Trainer

Photo by Dave Location: Musha Cay, Copperfield Bay, Bahamas With me: Blue and Yellow Macaws "Jersey" & "Chayko"  I started this blog a little too late for Jersey and Chayko to make it in very many posts... but they are my babies! I raised them from 6 months old up until selling them (fully trained) to a client... which was very, very hard...
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Storm's 45 Days with Me are Over...

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Moab, Utah Freeflight: Blue Fronted Amazon "Storm"  Hopefully most of you remember me talking about the Amazon parrot, Storm, and how I was going to be fostering him for a total of 45 days. Well, that 45 days ended a little bit ago and I'm still here in Moab, Utah with his owners. The other blog where I talk abo...
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