Freeflight: 3 Year Old Properly Fledged Cockatoo

  Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, Florida Flying: Galah "Bondi"  Bondi is a rose breasted cockatoo also commonly known as a galah in Australia. She is three years old and was bought from her breeder fully flighted and was properly fledged by Dave Womach and I using target training. She is not only an avid flyer but a very skilled flyer. Dave u...
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Naming Your Bird

Photo by Dave Location: Moab, Utah Hiking with: Congo African Grey "Cressi" I wanted to share how I came up with names for my birds - as well as use it as a way to come up with a name for yours. One of my husband's serious pet peeves is animals whose name is "Blackie" or "Fluffy". I also had a doctor who hated this, too! I remember literally ...
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Socializing Birds of the Same Size

  Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, Florida On back: Congo African Grey "Cressi" and Galah "Bondi"  I recently joined a really great parrot related forum. A user named Cheryl asked for advice on how to properly socialize her six birds and I ended up writing to her about how I socialized my Congo African Grey, Cressi, with my Rose Breasted Cocka...
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Target Training and Clicker Conditioning

Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, Florida Trainee: Galah "Bondi" I just began target training our new Congo African Grey, Cressi. She caught on super fast to it and is learning the clicker more and more at the same time. She's still hand feeding but should be fully weaned soon enough. She's so smart and it's neat to watch her learn and gr...
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