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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Before and After: Dead Skin vs New on a Parrot's Foot

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Corbin, KY Shown: Before image of Bandit's toe with dead skin on When I last updated all of you on Bandit's toe... it looked like the above picture, except with that gross dead skin being gone, and new fresh skin showing. At that last post also, it showed only the top skin as the new skin as the bottom skin hadn't ...
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The Ultimate Bird Shower!

Some arenas we travel to while on tour can be so amazing, others, not so much... but this one we visited as fantastic, or at least the shower was! After shows, we took our entire flock in and let them completely enjoy the shower themselves. It was so much fun to let them sit in the misters if they wanted, or fly off and preen themselves as the...
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Importance of Sunshine

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Sagle, ID "BEFORE" photo: Galah "Ace" Photo by Dave Location: Coney Island, NY "AFTER" photo: Galah "Ace"  Have a hard time seeing that these two photos are of the SAME bird? This is Ace, he is Bandit's brother, and is a two year old (ish) rose breasted cockatoo. And the only difference in these pictures is t...
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Performing Macaw

Recently we worked in Jinx, our blue throated macaw, into another segment of the show. Originally when this piece first went into the show, the flight Jinx performed was a straight line from Dave to me. Now, however, we have been able to train Jinx to fly forward and turn to land on me, making it more impressive for the audience and much more ...
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Healthy Toppings For Your Parrot's Food

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Coney Island, NY Shown: Scrambled eggs with coconut & flax seed  If you enjoy making food for your bird, there are some healthy toppings you can add to your bird's meals to make them more tasty and even more healthy as well.  At a lot of grocery stores you can buy bags of plain coconut, flax seed and unsalte...
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