My Recent Parrot Bite

Galah bite (notice two beak marks on my thumb, not bleeding yet!) My most recent parrot bite was received on May 30. Parrot bites from my flock are a big deal to me as I'm always trying to do right by them which to me, means avoid ever making them feel the need to communicate their point to me with a sharp point at the end of their beak! But, i...
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Raising Kids with Birds

My husband Dave with our 6 month old daughter Sydney, galah Bondi and grey Cressi. One major player in making me encourage a relationship early on between my birds and my daughter has been my daughter's enthusiasm about the birds. If she was less than interested, I wouldn't be meshing them so much as I am. So if your child shows no interest in ...
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A Bird Themed Child's Playroom

My daughter with her stuffed animal toucans (all gifts) and toucan art from Minted.com. We're renting a warehouse for the winter months up here in north Idaho for our birds - we usually keep them outside year round but that's not happening here in Idaho! It's not Florida weather anymore, that's for sure! We had looked into certain types of part...
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What You Can Learn About Bird Training, From Dog Training

Hiking Wilson Arch with my galah Bandit and German Shepard Diesel. I've been on a mission to teach my dog practically all the tricks in this puppy training book I have, 51 Puppy Tricks. It's an amazing book and if you have a puppy, I highly recommend it! Get it as early as possible, too. The reason I feel so drawn to teaching my pup all these t...
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Behind the Scenes of the ParrotFX Photoshoot

Photo by Nathan Slabaugh Location: Athol, ID Behind the scenes: Galahs "Bondi" & "Bandit" being shot by photographer Terrence Blanton Dave and I have done numerous photoshoots with our birds - every time we get a new contract, it's a new photoshoot for new promo materials and so forth. Comet, our camelot macaw, was the main attraction in ...
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