Flight Train Using Targeting

  To learn what it means to target train your bird, go to my blog entitled Target Training and Clicker Conditioning. The training that happens from your bird already knowing targeting, can be flight training your bird using the target stick. This training is very simple and happens pretty naturally for a flighted bird when just teaching them the...
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Rose Breasted Cockatoos: 2 Months Old

 Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, Florida Of: Rose Breasted Cockatoos/Galahs "Bandit" and "Ace"  This picture was taken on my phone (hence the quality) of our two newest baby cockatoos named Bandit (ours) and Ace (a friend's). We picked up Ace and delivered him for our friends. Ace is in the forefront of his photo while Bandit is the one ...
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Wing Clipping: Animal Cruelty?

  This blog isn't for me to force my opinions on anyone; it's to bring up topics for you to actually think about that you may have not given any thought before. Wing clipping is such a serious topic for bird owners or soon-to-be bird owners. I don't think people quite grasp how essential and important flight is to our feathered friends. Fledg...
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Freeflight Candidate: Toucans

Photo by www.villatoucan.com Of: Keel Billed Toucan Fiji is my three year old Swainson Toucan and ever since learning and really just diving into the world of freeflight, I've wanted to convert my entire flock over to it! Especially after having much success with my Congo African Grey, Cressi. I have been considering long and hard if I should g...
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Freeflight: 3 Year Old Properly Fledged Cockatoo

  Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, Florida Flying: Galah "Bondi"  Bondi is a rose breasted cockatoo also commonly known as a galah in Australia. She is three years old and was bought from her breeder fully flighted and was properly fledged by Dave Womach and I using target training. She is not only an avid flyer but a very skilled flyer. Dave u...
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Flight Suits, Birdie Harnesses, Feather Tethers...

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Featured: Solid White Parakeet "Lexi"   There is some what of a misconception about flight suits. I’ve noticed a lot of people think they will keep your bird from flying off – but isn’t saying that all relative? It feels like they forget they have to actually hold the leash. And, it doesn’t ...
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