A Trick I Use to Socialize My Parrots

Photo by Amanda Stevens Location: Waynesboro, VA Shown: Blue throated macaw "Jinx", Camelot macaws "Comet" & "Tusa" and Galah "Bandit" I was thinking about this trick I use the other day, and how it could apply to you guys since you don't exactly live the life I lead. What I mean by that is, you're not in the circus... but I figured it ou...
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Start Socializing Your Bird Early On

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Sandpoint, Idaho Holding: Baby Camelot Macaws "Tusa" and "Comet"   For the holidays I went to my parents' house. Now... my parents aren't really bird people. My mom had birds as a kid (lovebird, parakeet and cockatiel) and my dad had none. He's pretty intimidated by parrots in general, actually (more-so macaws).   ...
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Nail Polish and Birds

Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, Florida Drinking: Congo African Grey Parrot "Cressi" In the picture above, I am giving Cressi some water after a day of flying outside. You can see on my thumb that I have some leftover nail polish that has been chipping away ever so slowly. It started out as dark purple, then faded a bit to a lighter looking ...
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Working With Birds

Photo by Dave Location: Moab, Utah Filming: Blue Throated Macaw "Gleam" Without the help of: Calico Macaw "Siren" How lucky I am! This is what I do for a living, well, among other things I choose to do on the side but this is my primary passion (although it wasn't always this way) and I love it to the fullest extent. Though, you know, that pr...
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One Bird or Two?

Most people, when buying their first bird, think to get a second one so the first doesn’t get lonely. But then they fall into the groove of, “My bird doesn’t want anything to do with me” and that’s because you got it a friend. This friend goes through it all with them, and he trusts his birdie companion over you. If you just want your bird for l...
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