The Scared Parrot Body Language Signs

Photo by Dave Location: Centralia, WA Birds: African Grey Parrots "Bean" and "Cressi" While hanging out in Washington state we decided to introduce our African Grey Cressi to my brother in law's rescue African Grey named Bean. I don't know Bean well at all, I've never worked with him and my visits have all been short and sweet so I've spent a...
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Rosella Resin Parrot Inspired Designs

Photo by Dave Womach Location: Asheville, NC Shown: Rosella Resin feather jewelry with Congo Grey "Cressi"  I've teamed up recently with Rosella Resin, a great shop on Etsy that puts naturally molted parrot feathers inside resin to make gorgeous parrot inspired jewelry of rings, bangles, bracelets and more. It's so much fun to model as they cat...
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Chicken Soup for the Parrot Soul

Photo by David Location: West Palm Beach, Florida Shown: Congo African Grey Parrot "Cressi" While living out of my RV, I've found it easier to make everything with my crock pot (aka slow cooker). And in doing so, I try to stay away from high sodium things, as well as foods high in sugar so that leftovers can go to my parrots. One of the favor...
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When Your Bird "Discovers" His/Herself...

Photo by Dave Location: Moab, Utah On the rock: Congo African Grey "Cressi"  I've always dreaded the thought of bringing up a child and going through the whole "discovering themselves" phase. My aunt and uncle tell stories of my nephew when he first discovered himself, and I recall the time in my life when I outwardly told my parents I had as...
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Quickie Birdie Meals

Photo by Amanda Stevens Location: Waynesboro, VA Shown: Congo African Grey Parrot "Cressi"  Here are some tips on how to make Quickie Birdie meals for your birds. And as a preface, I don't recommend doing these meals as every day things, but if you're in a hurry, they'll work! And yes I know, because I've used them before!  5-10 minute prepa...
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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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