Peanut Butter Faced Parrot

Almost everyone has given their dog peanut butter before, right? Well, my military macaw is probably one of the very few parrots that is not a fan of peanut butter! I made up some saltines with peanut butter on them for myself and Dave decided to give one of my little cracker sandwiches to Cash. It reminded me of seeing a dog (like in the vide...
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My Parrot Family

Location: Orlando, FL My Parrot Family Members: (From left) Military Macaw "Cash", Camelot Macaw "Comet", Blue Throated Macaw "Jinx", Congo African Grey "Cressi", Camelot Macaw "Tusa", Galah "Bandit", Galah "Bondi" Not Pictured: Toucan "Fiji" & Parakeets (toucans eat small birds) I was pretty shocked myself when I was able to get this pho...
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Help Your Parrot Forage!

My military macaw, Cash, is a great forager. However, when I put some new clear toys in his cage he didn't touch them or go anywhere near them. No one had ever given them to him before and he had other things to do so he didn't bother with it. So, I had to help him figure out that it was in fact, a foraging toy he could get into and destroy.  ...
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Treats for Training: What I Use

Photo by Dave Location: Saipan, MP Siblings: Blue and Gold Macaws "Jersey" and "Chayko"   Recently on my YouTube videos, I've received a lot of the same question, "What treats do you use to give your bird during training sessions?"   And I know what those askers are really thinking... if they use what I use for my birds, their birds will do tha...
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How to Get Your Bird to Step Up

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, Florida Stepping up: Military Macaw "Cash"   Cash is my military macaw who is between the age of 2.5-3 years old. He was always “Dave’s boy” and I never had much to do with him. Not that I didn’t like him but when we got him we got two other macaws and most of my time was with them. We let the birds choo...
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The Different Ways Parrots Play

I believe firmly (and from personal experience with MANY birds) that every bird is different and there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to keeping them. Which also makes it fun!   My military macaw plays HARD. And that is why he plays with Dave, and not me! Here is a video of Cash actually playing…   Cash also loves playing hard with h...
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