Transferring The Bond of a Parrot to Someone Else

During this whole journey with Morgan the macaw, I was getting a ton of people saying things like, "But what if Morgan NEVER likes her owner again?" and "What if Morgan has chosen YOU over her owner forever?! Then what?!"  Here's how I was ensuring the switch of affections: What Patty did to EARN the bond:  Daily Care Patty was 100% in charg...
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How I Used Jealousy to Train a Handicapped Macaw

I've talked about using jealousy in the past to get a quicker response from your bird, and train numerous things (from talking on cue to harness training!) We also show it being used positively in our flight training course as we train our three macaws at once!  So here I am, at it again, this time using camelot macaw Morgan and my blue throate...
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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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Foot First vs Beak First (The Language of Parrots)

Because Morgan has a left foot defect, she has always had people who had no clue how to properly handle her. Do they treat her as normal? Do they compensate for her, or does she do that? The questions become endless.  Morgan has not been able to speak a common language with her previous owners and I'm determined for this to come to a stop. How? ...
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Remember to Take a Day Off Training (or More)

It feels like weeks have gone by to me, but its just been day by day... so day 12 got its own video.  There are numerous reasons to take breaks from formal training. I was just in a funk that happened to coincide with when I thought Morgan might need a physical break from working muscles that have not been worked on a consistent basis in the pas...
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