My Flock!

The life of a bird trainer can be confusing to follow - which birds are actually mine and which are just being trained for someone else?! I made a few videos to show off my own birds so it's a little more clear, and included so that you truly get to know them and their own, unique quirks. Quick note for those of you that know we have 3 sun con...
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My Daughter’s First Parrot Bite

My daughter's swollen pointer finger from the bite she endured from blue and gold macaw, Tiko. The inevitable happened. My 11 month old daughter got bit by a parrot. Not just any parrot - and not even one of my own - a 20+ year old blue and gold macaw. For those of you familiar with Taming, Training & Tricks you know him. His name is Tiko. ...
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Some Birds Need to Be STUFFED (Full of Food) to Work

Photo by Nathan Slabaugh Location: Athol, ID Pictured: Camelot macaw "Comet" During the making of ParrotFX, Comet has been the bird to stand out the most. He has really come into his own and been able to shine. In fact, he has more asked of him than any of the other macaws and has been excelling at every single part. Dave and I usually throw...
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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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Spotting Inappropriate Parrot Body Language

My related blog posts: Parrot Body Language Tips and Signs Parrot Body Language Visuals The how to's of body language in parrots Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Waynesboro, VA Shown: Congo African Grey "Cressi"  Cressi is known for showing inappropriate body language of becoming horny and hormonal and, and, and! However, in this picture she is ...
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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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