The Backstage Bird

Photo by Dave Location: Ormond Beach, Florida Busted playing backstage: Jamieleigh & Galah "Bandit"  I'm not so sure I'd enjoy performing on stage if it wasn't with my parrots, too... they are just SO much fun and backstage time has got to be my favorite! At a recent show in Ormond Beach, Florida... the dressing rooms backstage were righ...
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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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My Parrot Family

Location: Orlando, FL My Parrot Family Members: (From left) Military Macaw "Cash", Camelot Macaw "Comet", Blue Throated Macaw "Jinx", Congo African Grey "Cressi", Camelot Macaw "Tusa", Galah "Bandit", Galah "Bondi" Not Pictured: Toucan "Fiji" & Parakeets (toucans eat small birds) I was pretty shocked myself when I was able to get this pho...
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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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