Bird Treats for Training: Finding Yours

Photo from www.drsfostersandsmith.com The easiest treats to train with are things that already come in small sizes such as sunflower seeds, pine nuts and spray millet. It's easy to hand your bird a single seed for a job well done or give them a quick bite of a millet stick. Other treats, such as peanuts or almonds, are more time consuming to pr...
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Parrot Tricks: Flight, Spin, Shake, and Yes

  Above is a video of my rose breasted cockatoo (commonly known as a galah) named Bondi performing some tricks she knows. The only one I left out was the bat but you can find that trick on my other video blogs. Here is a link to a complete parrot training guide. Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since ...
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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: 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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Night Frights

Cockatiels are probably the most commonly known for having the worst cases of night frights among parrots. Usually, night frights occur for mainly the smaller birds but I have heard of a few cases of it happening for larger birds as well; including my own. I've had one bird fall off a perch during the night or begin having their own night terror...
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Socializing Birds of the Same Size

  Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, Florida On back: Congo African Grey "Cressi" and Galah "Bondi"  I recently joined a really great parrot related forum. A user named Cheryl asked for advice on how to properly socialize her six birds and I ended up writing to her about how I socialized my Congo African Grey, Cressi, with my Rose Breasted Cocka...
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