Our Current Flock of 9 and How They Came to Be

I can't tell you how many times people ask me, "How many birds do you have?!" It's easy to get confused and think I own a small rescue of parrots with all the photos I post, videos uploaded and tales told of various species of parrots. I get requests for birds you guys see a lot, or in popular videos like Storm the interrupting amazon parrot or ...
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Why Are Birds Moody?

Photo by Dave Location: Moab, UT Leaning in: Galah "Bondi"  I have to say, I'm in the defense of the birds on this topic! You may be wondering why your bird is sooo nice one day, and so damn moody the next. Well, I could pretty much ask any human being the same question. Why one day is someone so nice to me, the next they're getting upset ove...
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Why I HATE The "Step Up" Command

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Somewhere in Nevada Road trippin': Galah "Bandit" Have you ever noticed watching videos of me with my birds that I don’t ever tell them to “step up”? You won’t ever hear me telling my birds to step up. I hate the step up command. Why? Because it should be a REQUEST, not a command, to your bird. Telling your bird ...
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Bird Names

Photo by Dave Location: Nampa, ID Pictured: Toco Toucan "Rocko" People ask me all the time about what names I think they should use to name their birds and so I thought I’d make a whole blog post devoted to names I like for birds and ones I may use in the future. I’ve actually named a few birds for people which is flattering that they like th...
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Information on Toucans as Pets (or Lack Thereof)

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Kent, WA With: Toco Toucan "Rocko" It has been 9+ months since we lost our Swainson Toucan, Fiji, and with our new Toco Toucan Rocko, I realized how much research I did with having Fiji and just how different having a toucan as a pet is from having a pet parrot. I had done so much extensive research on toucans on...
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The Importance of Bird Blogs

Photo by Dave Location: Kent, WA Helping me write blogs (or not): Toco Toucan "Rocko" I can't even tell you how important I feel bird blogs on the web are. Not so much from taking every single word someone writes as gold (my own included, hell, these are just my experiences, not the Bible!) but to merely SHARE information, experiences, knowle...
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