Some Birds Need to Be STUFFED (Full of Food) to Work

Photo by Nathan Slabaugh Location: Athol, ID Pictured: Camelot macaw "Comet" During the making of ParrotFX, Comet has been the bird to stand out the most. He has really come into his own and been able to shine. In fact, he has more asked of him than any of the other macaws and has been excelling at every single part. Dave and I usually throw...
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Parrot Tricks: Running on Cue

Recently I thought that it would super cute if I could train my Camelot Macaw, Comet, to run to me on command. The command I wanted to be my finger like you would tell someone to come here. Since Comet is already recall trained, it made it really easy to put the running on cue. He has done the running thing more naturally than any of the other...
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The Slow Motion Roll Over

Comet is just one of those birds that moves much slower than the rest of the flock... not sure why, but he just does. So when I started training him to roll over, it was slow going. I called Dave in to see my progress and said, "It's like he does it in slow motion!" and Dave said, "But that's kinda cool, keep it that way!" So I thought about H...
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Training My Parrot Without Using a Training Diet

A lot of parrot owners tend to cringe at the thought of getting their bird on some sort of "diet". They would prefer their bird perform tricks and things on cue if they WANT to...  Well, good luck getting your bird to do much.   A training diet is neccessary if you care about results and making the sessions enjoyable. The bird will learn faste...
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Trick Trained Macaw

Comet, my camelot macaw, got his newest tricks down! It was only a few days later but took me a while to post this, though it has been on you tube a while. I'm slower on here... Check him out showing off his wave and spinning skillz! Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She isn’t hom...
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Giving Your Bird a Day Off

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, Florida Chowing: Camelot Macaw "Comet"  Everyone needs a day off... or two... plus a vacation... every once in a while, and the same goes for your birds when they are training. You don't want to train every day for an entire month. When I showed you guys the schedule I did with my birds to teach them the...
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