Taking Your Bird on Walks

 Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, Florida Pictured: Military Macaw "Cash"   Almost every night around 5-6pm, Dave and I have been taking our military macaw, Cash, on walks. There is a gas station about a half mile or more down the road and a sidewalk leading all the way to it. We walk to the gas station and back; stopping in between to ...
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Negative Reinforcement: Leaving Your Bird Alone

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Henderson, Nevada Shown: Military Macaw "Cash" Back in January 2006, we bought three macaws; two blue and gold macaws and one military macaw. They were all around the age of 6 months old and were shipped to us while in Henderson, Nevada. We were preparing for the show we would perform for 13 months straight on th...
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Cuttlebone and Calcium Perches

In my opinion, cuttlebone perches are one of the best inventions for parrots of all-time! My entire flock loves these perches in every flavor. I love giving my birds the colored perch that matches them. For example, I tend to mix it up but I find it a great photo opportunity to give Cash, my military macaw, a kiwi flavored cuttlebone perch so th...
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Nail Trimming

When it comes to trimming my own parrot's nails, I'm a total wuss. I don't want to associated with an experience that my birds could find negative. So, I find it easiest to provide my birds with the neccessary supplies to keep their nails finely trimmed themselves. These supplies include an array of different types, textures, diameters, lengths ...
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Bathing Your Parrot Properly

I've always had a very diverse flock. Because of this, all my birds have reacted differently to certain aspects of thier life. For instance; bathing. My larger parrots such as my Rose Breasted Cockatoo (Galah), Congo African Grey, Blue and Gold Macaws, Military Macaw, and Swainson Toucans have always preferred to either bathe in the natura...
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