Parrot Scams: Using My Photos to Scam People

HAVE YOU SEEN THESE PHOTOS???  These photographs are of me. Yes, me. My name is Jamieleigh and these parrots are two blue and gold macaws named Jersey (pictured right) and Chayko (on the left) in the image above. All these images were taken while I was living in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands performing at a dinner theater there which used ...
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Bird Sitting a Cockatoo For 24 Hours

Photo by Dave Location: Sandpoint, ID Excited ones: Rose Breasted Cockatoos "Bondi", "Ace" and "Bandit"   Some friends asked if I could watch their rose breasted cockatoo, Ace, for a day or so. They were staying at an aunt's and I was happy to look after Ace (whom I hand fed when he was just a youngin' anyway!)   I was actually really looking f...
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Teach Your Bird to Step Up (Without Getting Bit)

Photo by David Location: Orlando, Florida Stepping up: Congo African Grey "Cressi" For some reason, there is this unwritten rule that when you get a bird, you have to teach it to step up FIRST. One thing the trainer (or owner) tends to forget is... why should the bird want to step up? Stepping up onto a human hand is not a natural behavior for ...
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Flying is Fun For Parrots

I’ve read that 30% of flying is done for fun with regards to parrots. I’ve also watched numerous hours of video footage of parrots in their natural environment in the wild, as well as flown my own to see that this is true. I’ve even witnessed predatory birds make this fact true. While in Key Largo on vacation I visited the Theater of the Sea. I ...
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The Different Ways Parrots Play

I believe firmly (and from personal experience with MANY birds) that every bird is different and there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to keeping them. Which also makes it fun!   My military macaw plays HARD. And that is why he plays with Dave, and not me! Here is a video of Cash actually playing…   Cash also loves playing hard with h...
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