Training My Cockatoo to “Give Kisses”

I absolutely love the videos of Marnie (Thanks, Jenevie!), the blue Indian Ringneck parrot that gives kisses to all the stuffed animals and says, “You’re just so cute!”  It’s a common saying in our household if we ever call one of our birds cute, we follow it up with, “You’re just so cute!” on our best Marley-voice.  For whatever reason I’ve b...
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How to Tell My Male Galah Parrots Apart

Can you tell which of my galah's this is? Bandit or Ace? Look close, and read the titles after you've made your guess. Study the picture as long as you need to make your evaluation. You'll get better by the end of the post.  Photo by Dave Womach Location: Florence, SC Which galah: Read on to find out (don't want to make cheating easy!) This ...
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Fitting a New Cockatoo Into Our Home

Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, FL Galahs: "Bandit", "Ace" & "Bondi" This picture is of Ace on his second day with us. Jason, his previous owner, said he hadn't bathed in a couple days since being on the road and that he'd probably appreciate a bath. Luckily, Jason took amazing care of Ace before he came to us and so he has settled in re...
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Bathing Cockatoos

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Bathing: Umbrella Cockatoo "Linus" I believe whole-heartedly that you should bathe your bird as often as it wants a bath. Meaning, that you offer it a bath once a day and if it takes you up on it, GREAT! And if it doesn't, no biggie, maybe next time. Out of all my birds, my cockatoos will be the firs...
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Teaching Your Bird to Wave Isn't Always That Easy...

Photo by Dave Location: Cruise Ship Shown: Galah "Bandit" To date, Bandit my galah knows the following tricks: Spin Roll over Lawn mower Recall/flight training  I decided that the "wave" would be next. I thought it would be an easy next trick to do... right? Wrong. I've never had such a hard time teaching the wave to a bird before! ...
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Another Freeflying Bird Livin' The Life!

Photo by Jason Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Freeflying: Galah "Ace"  For more photos of Ace freeflying in Idaho, click here.  So you guys should remember, Ace, the galah... he was raised with my own galah, Bandit, for a while. We raised Ace part way for some friends and bird-sitted Ace for 24 hours... he's made his number of appearances in...
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