Jinx Taught Morgan to Talk!

My blue throated macaw, Jinx, taught my friend's camelot macaw, Morgan, to talk! How cute is this?! If you need help teaching your birds to talk, we have a talking course available here. Because parrot owners usually want their birds to stop screaming, we have paired these two behaviors together to bring you a more rounded course - not only can...
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How Old Does a Parrot Need to be to Begin Training?

Picture location: New Mexico, Shown: Capri, Jamieleigh and our Blue Throated Macaw Jinx A parrot's age varies depending on what you are specifically wanting to train it. However, I view training as something that is unavoidable. To me, every interaction with your bird is a training session whether you like it or not, or are even aware of it bei...
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My Daughter’s First Parrot Bite

My daughter's swollen pointer finger from the bite she endured from blue and gold macaw, Tiko. The inevitable happened. My 11 month old daughter got bit by a parrot. Not just any parrot - and not even one of my own - a 20+ year old blue and gold macaw. For those of you familiar with Taming, Training & Tricks you know him. His name is Tiko. ...
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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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Training Sun Conures with Affection

Photo by Daniel Kuykendall Affectionate with: Congo African grey "Cressi" & Blue throated macaw "Jinx" Location: Moab, UT Affection training. Is it possible? Yes. Is it 100% reliable? Not in the least! But sure is nice. I use affection training a lot - and lately it has been happening on its own with my three sun conure girls; Lily, Phoeb...
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Training Faults: Everyone Has One

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Shown: Toco Toucan "Rocko" During the in home January consults it became apparent to talk about how every trainer has a training fault; a weakness. Something they are prone to doing that sabotages their own success. For my husband Dave it's definitely over training. He pushes a bird's threshold which ga...
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