Training Parrots to Freefly: A Little Background

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Moab, UT Spotting a hawk in the sky: Camelot macaw "Tusa" & Galah "Bondi" Recently someone asked if we'd ever lost a bird freeflying. (Cue knocking on wood...) No, we haven't. We freefly our entire flock of parrots (and now one toucan) and though we've not lost any of our birds doing so, we have had "close call...
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Life Changes

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Corpus Cristi, TX Perched: Military Macaw "Cash" Recently I've had some pretty huge life changes. It made me see things a bit differently and made some big changes for all of my birds. Something that happened was I was in preshow and one of the girls that trains and works with horses came up to me and said, "You ...
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Everything Happens for a Reason: Keeping Your Bird

Photo by Dave Womach Location: Carbondale, IL Pictured: Galah "Bandit" & Military Macaw "Crash" I'm one of those people that says, "Everything happens for a reason." we may not understand that reason til later, which is usually always the case. I've found that there's signs in life that subtly tell you what path you should be going down. ...
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More is Better: Bird Toys for Travel Days

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Waco, Texas Upside down: Blue throated macaw "Jinx" This is my macaw Jinx in his traveling cage for when we drive from one place to another. For more images of how my birds currently travel from place to place, check out more of my photos on flickr. Whenever we are traveling from one place to another, and it's q...
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Including Your Parrots in the Holidays

One way you can include your bird in the holiday festivities early on is by letting your bird be apart of the preparation! Some birds might need some extreme desensitization with the holiday decor; lights, trees, ornaments, noise, music, etc... there's a lot of things that go into the holiday that we don't think about but your bird might reac...
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