Our Newest Addition is an Old Face

Photo by Dave Location: Sagle, ID Galahs: "Bondi" and "Ace"  After much consideration and going back and forth for a while now, Dave and I made the decision to adopt Ace, Bandit's brother from our friends Jason and Janell (and Xander). We've had a lot of interaction with Ace as we did a lot of the raising side of things with him when he was a b...
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The Backstage Bird

Photo by Dave Location: Ormond Beach, Florida Busted playing backstage: Jamieleigh & Galah "Bandit"  I'm not so sure I'd enjoy performing on stage if it wasn't with my parrots, too... they are just SO much fun and backstage time has got to be my favorite! At a recent show in Ormond Beach, Florida... the dressing rooms backstage were righ...
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Training Birds to go Upside Down

Photo by David Location: Orlando, FL Upside down: Galah"Bondi"  The first bird I ever trained to go upside down and do the "bat" was my galah, Bondi, who is currently 4 years old. The second bird I trained to do the bat impression was my blue throated macaw, Jinx, and most recently I trained my 1.5 year old Congo African Grey parrot, Cressi, ...
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My Accidental Discovery

While working with blue and gold macaws Jersey and Chayko in Musha Cay, Bahamas... it rained the last 2-3 days we were there and our only way of getting from one place to the other was via our golf cart that everyone on the island had. Luckily, you could pull the sides down to keep from getting too wet on your drive. Photo by Jamieleigh Locat...
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Stop Dicing and Slicing Your Bird’s Foods!

Photo by Sally Location: Lacey, WA Eating a whole broccoli: Senegal Parrot "George"  I use to spend hours upon hours dicing and slicing up fruits, veggies and more into small pieces so my birds could eat it. Then one day while we were on the road in Oregon, my mom bought a seedless watermelon for my toucan to eat. We were staying at a hotel a...
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Training Toco Toucans

Photo by Dave Location: Musha Cay, Bahamas Shown: Toco Toucans   A toco toucan is one of my "dream birds" and I finally got to work with some! They were wild caught and sold as "hand fed tame babies" which they were clearly not. They turned out to be wild caught. My job was to tame them enough that they would actually enjoy human interaction ...
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