Flight Training Big Birds

Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, FL Flying: Hyacinth "Hymie" It has been getting easier and easier to ask Hymie to fly and here's why: When he was younger, he used to fly around his owner's house with a green wing macaw in tow. So he has had experience flying before and enjoyed it enough to want to experience it again. I've been spending ...
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Teaching Your Bird to Wave Isn't Always That Easy...

Photo by Dave Location: Cruise Ship Shown: Galah "Bandit" To date, Bandit my galah knows the following tricks: Spin Roll over Lawn mower Recall/flight training  I decided that the "wave" would be next. I thought it would be an easy next trick to do... right? Wrong. I've never had such a hard time teaching the wave to a bird before! ...
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Freeflight Adventures with My Parrots

I know a lot of people are thrilled with the idea of freeflying your parrot outdoors and it is an amazing experience for both the bird and owner. However, there are serious dangers in allowing your bird to have this life and there is tons of training that goes into being able to do it with your bird in the first place. So don't attempt it with...
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Bondi's Story: How She Became an Outdoor Flier

Photo by Dave Location: Moab, Utah Outside Flyers: Rose Breasted Cockatoos "Bandit" & "Bondi" I hope you all remember Bondi's story. If you don't, here's to sum it up: She was raised right, never clipped and properly fledged. The post above is about how much happier she became flying in an outdoor batting cage.   To now sum up how far she h...
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Creating the Strongest Bond with Your Bird: Flight Training

Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, Florida In Flight: Galah "Bandit" Speaking from personal experience with a variety of birds, I believe the strongest bond you can create with your bird is through flight training. Baby birds in the nest learn how to fly from their parents and that is what they want to achieve from the second they are born. Ins...
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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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