The Scared Parrot Body Language Signs

Photo by Dave Location: Centralia, WA Birds: African Grey Parrots "Bean" and "Cressi" While hanging out in Washington state we decided to introduce our African Grey Cressi to my brother in law's rescue African Grey named Bean. I don't know Bean well at all, I've never worked with him and my visits have all been short and sweet so I've spent a...
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Parrot Tricks: African Grey Waves on Cue

I've just been on a training frenzie lately, I know! My goal is to catch my entire flock up to speed with where my cockatoo, Bondi, is. She is our "pro" training parrot. She knows so many things and learns super fast (but gets bored easy, too) and I just want the entire flock to be up to speed with her. So you might see many different birds le...
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African Grey Parrot or Monkey?

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Cruise Ship Hanging from Me: Congo African Grey "Cressi" Yes, my African Grey parrot could pretty much pass for a monkey the way she plays on me. She hangs from anything she can grasp; clothes, hair, hands, shoes, anything. And I don't mind - most of the time - as it's hilarious and entertaining for me to watch her...
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Talking Parrot

In the video you will first hear my Congo African Grey say, "Cressi!" which is her name. She is mimicking a man's voice though, not mine. The loud whistling that follows is also her (she is the best whistler of the current flock). But then she stopped... because she and Bondi (the galah pacing on the bottom of the cage) saw me and my not so snea...
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Teach Your Bird to Step Up (Without Getting Bit)

Photo by David Location: Orlando, Florida Stepping up: Congo African Grey "Cressi" For some reason, there is this unwritten rule that when you get a bird, you have to teach it to step up FIRST. One thing the trainer (or owner) tends to forget is... why should the bird want to step up? Stepping up onto a human hand is not a natural behavior for ...
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Key Largo Conch House: Romeo

  Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Lacey, Washington Of: Congo African Grey "Cressi"   I just spend a wonderful seven days vacationing in Key Largo, Florida. While there, I went to eat at the Key Largo Conch House 2-3 times! In the entry way of the restaurant, there is a big white cage. This is Romeo's cage, a 4 year old Congo African Grey parr...
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