My Flock!

The life of a bird trainer can be confusing to follow - which birds are actually mine and which are just being trained for someone else?! I made a few videos to show off my own birds so it's a little more clear, and included so that you truly get to know them and their own, unique quirks. Quick note for those of you that know we have 3 sun con...
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Babies and Parrots Making Contact: a Cuddly Controversy

One of my sun conures on the door into my daughter's room. I posted a couple photos recently, of a "breakthrough" I had with my african grey parrot, Cressi and my ten month old daughter, Sydney. To me it was a breakthrough, because it was a huge step in a positive direction. A step I wasn't expecting to happen so soon. My daughter loves seeing,...
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Mixing Birds with Infants

Toco Toucan "Rocko" with Dave and infant Sydney Capri. I've been asked a ton recently how my birds are responding to the newest addition of our baby girl, Sydney Capri, who is currently a month and a half old. Our situation is quite different than most... first, whenever we are here at home in Florida it's ours and our birds "time off" from per...
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What You Can Learn About Bird Training, From Dog Training

Hiking Wilson Arch with my galah Bandit and German Shepard Diesel. I've been on a mission to teach my dog practically all the tricks in this puppy training book I have, 51 Puppy Tricks. It's an amazing book and if you have a puppy, I highly recommend it! Get it as early as possible, too. The reason I feel so drawn to teaching my pup all these t...
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Behind the Scenes of the ParrotFX Photoshoot

Photo by Nathan Slabaugh Location: Athol, ID Behind the scenes: Galahs "Bondi" & "Bandit" being shot by photographer Terrence Blanton Dave and I have done numerous photoshoots with our birds - every time we get a new contract, it's a new photoshoot for new promo materials and so forth. Comet, our camelot macaw, was the main attraction in ...
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Training Faults: Everyone Has One

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Shown: Toco Toucan "Rocko" During the in home January consults it became apparent to talk about how every trainer has a training fault; a weakness. Something they are prone to doing that sabotages their own success. For my husband Dave it's definitely over training. He pushes a bird's threshold which ga...
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