How to Buy a Bird from the USA and Legally Export it

Photo by Dave Location: Centralia, WA In photo: Camelot macaw "Comet" and Blue throated macaw "Jinx" I’ve never thought of this blog post topic before, so it took a facebook question for me to write on it since I have never lived in another country (except for Saipan, where I took my own birds along with me and was never looking for more at the...
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How to Socialize Your Bird Without the Risk of Biting

Photo by Rachael Baker in Moab, Utah  Socializing your bird with new people can be really hard, not usually because of the bird, but because people react to things and sometimes they can react really dramatically. You don’t want the interactions your bird has with new people to be negative, and that’s why it’s best to start socializing with peo...
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Freeflying in Washington State

Photo by Dave Location: Centralia, WA Freeflying: Camelot Macaw "Comet" Recently my brother in law moved to a bigger house on more property to make room for their third kiddo into the family! They've done a great job teaching my niece Brielle and nephew Jimmy about parrots and how to respect them. I didn't have to tell them to keep their dist...
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Malnutrition in Parrots and What to Do About it

Photo by Dave Location: Loveland, Colorado Pictured eating corn and brown rice: Camelot macaws "Comet" & "Tusa" Every once in a while a parrot related article will catch my eye and a recent on on malnutrition in parrots caught it this week. So I wanted to talk about the signs and symptoms of malnutrition, and what to do about it. First, wha...
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Keeping Kids Safe Around Your Pet Parrots

Photo by Dave Location: Centralia, WA Pictured: my niece and nephew with Camelot Macaw "Comet" I love spending time with family, and for me, my pets are my family, which I think is true for everyone who has a pet whether it's a dog, cat, bird or ferret, or something else. Everyone grows very attached to their pets and looks at them as a membe...
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Learning to Give Your Parrot Some Freedom

Photo by Nathan Slabaugh Location: San Angelo, Texas Pictured: Camelot Macaw "Comet" Just like kids grow up and become teenagers and expect more freedom, I'm finding that parrots tend to feel the same. In fact, I think everyone enjoys their freedom to do what they want day to day. I know I love listening to music with some headphones and just...
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