Why I HATE The "Step Up" Command

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Somewhere in Nevada Road trippin': Galah "Bandit" Have you ever noticed watching videos of me with my birds that I don’t ever tell them to “step up”? You won’t ever hear me telling my birds to step up. I hate the step up command. Why? Because it should be a REQUEST, not a command, to your bird. Telling your bird ...
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About Our Freeflight Parrot Training Course

Photo by Dave Location: Nampa, ID Flying in: Camelot Macaw "Comet" I get asked a lot about our freeflight course, and for a price breakdown as well as scheduling you can email info@birdtricks.com. Once you're serious about taking the course and signing up, they will pass you onto me. Right now the course is personally coached by Dave Womach,...
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Agreeing on Parrot Rules in Your Household

Photo by Dave Location: Radio Station With me: Galah "Bandit" Without realizing it, Dave and I created rules in our household for our birds. Sometimes our rules change depending on circumstances and most of the rules are about how we do things rather than directly affecting the birds (from what they know!) but they’re still rules none the less ...
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Feather Plucking and Chewing: How to Help & Prevent it

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Kent, WA In the mirror: Galah "Bondi" Feather plucking and chewing, also over-preening has too many causes to name but many of them can be emotional causes from what the bird has been through in the past. These are much harder to work out so I’m going to go from the stand point of how to prevent your bird from ev...
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Bandit’s First Radio Interview!

Photo by Dave Location: Seattle, WA Pictured: Galah "Bandit" I was asked to take a bird to a radio interview for the first time, and I was a bit confused until they told me it was going to be a webcast. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, and Dave and I went back and forth on which bird to bring with us. Since everyone had been asking where B...
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