Hymie Settling In

Hymie is finally stepping up very nicely and letting both Dave and I hold his feet to transport him short distances (from one room to the other) and we're getting to the point of placing him on our shoulders for a reward rather than having him put himself up there. He is almost settling in nicely and becoming super comfortable with how things g...
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Wrestling Macaws

  Lately my Camelot macaws have been all about wrestling each other on the ground while on their backs! They have tried to get me to join in, as well as Jinx (blue throated macaw) but neither of us are willing to join in... we don't want to accidentally get hurt with all the fun! However it's too funny to watch them play so I thought you'd enj...
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Change Up Those Birdie Toys!

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Shown: Swainson Toucan "Fiji"   I can't stress enough that no matter what type of bird you have, you need to change their toys around at least once a month! It's so essential for their well being and mental health. They need change and fun and play - just like we do on a daily basis. So make sure your...
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The Things They Get Into

   Photos by Jamieleigh Location: Dawn Princess, Princess Cruise Lines Drinking: Swainson Toucan "Fiji" A few years ago on board Princess Cruise Lines, I was with my Swainson Toucan, Fiji. Now Fiji knew a few behaviors on cue but I hadn’t gone into much detail with her on any real tricks. I was happy just having her around.   She pretty much own...
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Fiji's New Favorite Playtime: Shredded Newspaper

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands Playmate: Swainson Toucan "Fiji"   Fiji is my four year old Swainson Toucan. I've raised her since she was six months old and she is so different from my parrots. Everything from her mannerisms to what she likes to eat in her diet, to her entire diet completely, actually! Mos...
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