My 4 Biggest Pieces of Advice When Training a Bird

Because the end goal is outdoor freeflight with Morgan, every indoor situation needs to be looked at in that respect. Now what would this look like outdoors?  You don't turn your back on your bird, or stop watching your bird outdoors when free flying. So this behavior outside could lead to fly offs or losing track of the bird's flight pattern....
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Training Sessions That Lead to BREAKTHROUGHS!

Does everyone else feel the new energy about Patty?! Patty still struggles with: Pulling the treat away when it's in sight and in reach of the bird Using luring over training/teaching  Backing up for flights at the wrong time (do this when the bird is about to take off, before the bird takes of or when the bird just takes off but NEVER when t...
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How to Ask a Bird To Step OFF Of Your Hand (And How NOT To!)

Everyone involved needed this session to fill their souls. Morgan included. Sometimes the shorter sessions make it easier to squeeze more positivity into them, and leave the bird and person wanting more next time.  Patty's lessons:  1. Hold foot immediately when Morgan steps up (thumb immediately down on foot.) this makes Morgan feel more se...
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Crashing During Flight Training: The Important Lessons

If you're interested in training your bird - ANY age or species - to fly, please invest in my indoor flight training course! I'm also available for consultations if you have a specific situation that you need help with. Consults are only $50 for 30 minutes.  Reminder: Morgan is a 7 year old camelot macaw with a foot defect she was hatched wit...
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Flight Training a Macaw With a Foot Defect

Some interesting things happened recently with Morgan, the 7 year old Camelot macaw with a left foot defect. I'm super excited to share the ups and downs with you this week! Check it out: First, I've got her making the LONGEST flights possible in my living room space which I am so excited about! Now, repetition will build stamina and muscle, an...
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