The Difficulties of Handling a Handicapped Parrot

When a bird is handicapped in some way, we tend to "baby" it. Treat it differently then we would another bird. And sometimes this is necessary (different types of perching for specific injuries, softer foods for beak deformities, etc.) but most of the time, it is not necessary and we are only making things harder on the bird to be a bird.  Such...
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The Big Day: Will Morgan Choose Her Trainer Over Her Owner?!

The day is finally here - asking Morgan to fly to her current owner over her trainer for the past 2 weeks and 6 days, Jamieleigh.  Her owner, Patty has had Morgan for 4-5 months and in that time had her toe amputated and toweled Morgan to give her meds for two weeks.  Her trainer, Jamieleigh, has had Morgan 2.5 weeks and has become her favorite...
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Crashing During Flight Training: The Important Lessons

If you're interested in training your bird - ANY age or species - to fly, please invest in my indoor flight training course! I'm also available for consultations if you have a specific situation that you need help with. Consults are only $50 for 30 minutes.  Reminder: Morgan is a 7 year old camelot macaw with a foot defect she was hatched wit...
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Flight Training a Macaw With a Foot Defect

Some interesting things happened recently with Morgan, the 7 year old Camelot macaw with a left foot defect. I'm super excited to share the ups and downs with you this week! Check it out: First, I've got her making the LONGEST flights possible in my living room space which I am so excited about! Now, repetition will build stamina and muscle, an...
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Freestyle Flyer's Club in California

Photo by Gilbert Location: Palm Springs, CA The Freestyle Flyer's Club is all about people interested in freeflight training their parrots for the outdoors and Dave and I try to visit as many places as we possibly can to share the gift of watching freeflight with everyone who'd like to watch!  We are currently in Palm Springs, CA flying our ...
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Birds Need Your Encouragement

Baby birds need A LOT of praise and encouragement when they do the right thing. In this video is the baby blue throated macaw I named, Zoey. She is still a baby and just learning how to fly around and use those wings of hers! When birds are so young, they're naturally curious about flight and trying it out. Just like human babies fall all over...
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