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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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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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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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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