Needing a Permit to Own Birds in Florida

Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, FL Macaws: Blue throat "Jinx", Camelot macaws "Comet" & "Tusa" When I moved from Saipan to Florida, I had no idea I needed a permit to own birds there. I never needed one on the west coast, but when I heard that a friend almost had his taken away and now hated Florida, I understood why of course and decide...
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The Backstage Bird

Photo by Dave Location: Ormond Beach, Florida Busted playing backstage: Jamieleigh & Galah "Bandit"  I'm not so sure I'd enjoy performing on stage if it wasn't with my parrots, too... they are just SO much fun and backstage time has got to be my favorite! At a recent show in Ormond Beach, Florida... the dressing rooms backstage were righ...
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How Entertainers Spend Time With Their Birds

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Saipan, MP Macaw: Military Macaw "Cash" Fellow entertainers scared of birds... beware! If you're looking for me backstage, just go towards the sounds of the parrots! Because that is where I will always be. When there was only one bird in the show, it made it real easy to hang out with just that bird all the time...
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Day Trips with Your Parrot

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Somewhere in Nevada Road trip pal: Congo Grey "Cressi" Taking your parrot on day trips is SO important for mental stimulation AND bonding. A good rule of thumb to remember is being the "familiar in a world of unfamiliars" which basically translates to... even if your bird isn't your BFF, when you take it somewher...
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Holding Your Bird's Feet

I think every bird should be accustomed to having his/her feet held. It's just a firm opinion I have and it's what I do with ALL my birds (okay, so I don't do it with my budgies...).  I show how to do this using Hymie the Hyacinth Macaw in the video above. It's short and easy. And it's something you have to work up to if your bird isn't used ...
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Making Your Own Travel Carrier

I've gone through WAY too many travel carriers with my birds. This one above was eaten by one of my many traveling parrots. When shipping your bird UNDERNEATH the airplane, they do not allow toys to be put inside the cage. Therefore, THIS happens! I finally began modifying my own travel cages just to accomodate my flock and work properly. The...
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