Raising Kids with Birds

My husband Dave with our 6 month old daughter Sydney, galah Bondi and grey Cressi. One major player in making me encourage a relationship early on between my birds and my daughter has been my daughter's enthusiasm about the birds. If she was less than interested, I wouldn't be meshing them so much as I am. So if your child shows no interest in ...
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A Bird Themed Child's Playroom

My daughter with her stuffed animal toucans (all gifts) and toucan art from Minted.com. We're renting a warehouse for the winter months up here in north Idaho for our birds - we usually keep them outside year round but that's not happening here in Idaho! It's not Florida weather anymore, that's for sure! We had looked into certain types of part...
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Behind the Scenes of the ParrotFX Photoshoot

Photo by Nathan Slabaugh Location: Athol, ID Behind the scenes: Galahs "Bondi" & "Bandit" being shot by photographer Terrence Blanton Dave and I have done numerous photoshoots with our birds - every time we get a new contract, it's a new photoshoot for new promo materials and so forth. Comet, our camelot macaw, was the main attraction in ...
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Our First Christmas... Parrot-Less...

Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, FL With their stockings: Galahs "Bandit" & "Bondi" Dave and I got married in July 2004 and immediately left for Japan followed by a tour of Oregon state.  In entertainment, you never get the holidays off because that's when people want to be the most entertained.  We have performed every Christmas since bein...
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Save Money... Buy a Perch, Cancel Those Expensive Appointments

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Pictured: Camelot macaw "Tusa" I didn’t realize that pet shops and other places alike offer nail trimming services to pet owners. It was just the other week ago that I was at a place and the lady that came in brought her amazon parrot and african grey for some much needed nail trims.   The birds wings w...
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Our Current Flock of 9 and How They Came to Be

I can't tell you how many times people ask me, "How many birds do you have?!" It's easy to get confused and think I own a small rescue of parrots with all the photos I post, videos uploaded and tales told of various species of parrots. I get requests for birds you guys see a lot, or in popular videos like Storm the interrupting amazon parrot or ...
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