Does Your Bird Still Know It's You?

Photo by Dave Womach Location: Asheville, NC Modeling for: Nika Collection on Etsy Because I'm in show business, I change my look A LOT. I do it not only with performing on stage, but also off stage with my modeling. This includes wearing bright things, wearing bland things, and wearing shiny things! Costumes that can be scary or distracting,...
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Day Trips with Your Parrot

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Somewhere in Nevada Road trip pal: Congo Grey "Cressi" Taking your parrot on day trips is SO important for mental stimulation AND bonding. A good rule of thumb to remember is being the "familiar in a world of unfamiliars" which basically translates to... even if your bird isn't your BFF, when you take it somewher...
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Rough Housing Your Parrot

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Playing: Grey Parrot "Cressi" Rough housing your bird is actually a VERY good thing to do with them early on. It's a form of play that some birds LOVE and NEED. Other birds, maybe not so much, but every bird can enjoy it. Even my most mellow parrot, Bondi, lets us know she wants to play rough once in ...
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Training Birds to go Upside Down

Photo by David Location: Orlando, FL Upside down: Galah"Bondi"  The first bird I ever trained to go upside down and do the "bat" was my galah, Bondi, who is currently 4 years old. The second bird I trained to do the bat impression was my blue throated macaw, Jinx, and most recently I trained my 1.5 year old Congo African Grey parrot, Cressi, ...
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Parrot Tricks: African Grey Waves on Cue

I've just been on a training frenzie lately, I know! My goal is to catch my entire flock up to speed with where my cockatoo, Bondi, is. She is our "pro" training parrot. She knows so many things and learns super fast (but gets bored easy, too) and I just want the entire flock to be up to speed with her. So you might see many different birds le...
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Getting Parrots to Like Other Parrots

Photo by Dave Location: Spokane, WA Pictured: African Grey "Cressi", Galah "Bandit" & Macaw "Jinx"   Remember my "Bathing = Bonding" post about how I used the act of showering/bathing my birds to get them to be OK next to one another, even though outside of that environment they hated one another? Well, I decided to try that AGAIN... and it...
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