I Love My Job As a Bird Trainer

Photo by Dave Location: Musha Cay, Copperfield Bay, Bahamas With me: Blue and Yellow Macaws "Jersey" & "Chayko"  I started this blog a little too late for Jersey and Chayko to make it in very many posts... but they are my babies! I raised them from 6 months old up until selling them (fully trained) to a client... which was very, very hard...
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Don't Ask Your Bird to Roll Over on Rocks

Photo by Dave Location: Sagle, ID Wearing a Cap: Baby Galah "Bandit" I'm sure some of you are looking at the title of this thinking, "Why on Earth would I do that?!" Because I did! Okay, not quite... but pretty close. I wanted to show some friends how Bandit rolls over and really just wanted to show him off to them. So, I laid on the floor wi...
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Modeling with Parrots

My galah, Bondi, was a recent inspiration for the above photo-shoot. Bondi is my all-time best parrot for modeling with. She has experience doing so and has been published with me before. However, I found this shoot much more difficult to have her in. Last time her and I shot together, she was also on my shoulder but mostly used on my hand or...
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Getting Parrots to Like Other Parrots

Photo by Dave Location: Spokane, WA Pictured: African Grey "Cressi", Galah "Bandit" & Macaw "Jinx"   Remember my "Bathing = Bonding" post about how I used the act of showering/bathing my birds to get them to be OK next to one another, even though outside of that environment they hated one another? Well, I decided to try that AGAIN... and it...
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My Parrots Wear Me Out!

Photo by David Location: Holland America Line Wearing me out: Congo African Grey “Cressi” Do you feel like your parrot has more energy than you do? By the time you get to him or her, he or she is just wearing you out? That’s how I felt when my above picture was taken. I had just finished saying, “You are wearing me out, Cressi!” before I face p...
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