Flight Training a Macaw With a Foot Defect

Some interesting things happened recently with Morgan, the 7 year old Camelot macaw with a left foot defect. I'm super excited to share the ups and downs with you this week! Check it out: First, I've got her making the LONGEST flights possible in my living room space which I am so excited about! Now, repetition will build stamina and muscle, an...
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Parrot Surprise: Performing African Grey Parrots

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Huntington, West Virginia Shown: Congo African Grey Parrot "Cressi" Recently Dave and I have formed a "routine" (as much as we can, anyhow) by going in around 9am and training with our birds. We decided on a whim to see if Cressi would be any good at Fiji's old trick in the show, "The Toucan Card Trick". Which, b...
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Change of Heart

Photo by Dave Location: Moab, Utah Shown: Blue throated macaw "Zoey" Remember when I said we were going to be adopting another blue throated macaw? You can review the entry here. Well, things change and people often have a change of heart. When birds tend to seem wild and out of control, people lose perspective of just how much the animal reall...
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Training My Galah to Hula

Normally my female galah, Bondi, is the best at everything out of our entire flock. But man, this hula hoop flight training is not her favorite thing in the world...  She was doing really great for a while, as you can see in the video below:  But the further I got back from the hoop, the more likely she was to land on the actual hoop. So I w...
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Trick Trained Macaw

Comet, my camelot macaw, got his newest tricks down! It was only a few days later but took me a while to post this, though it has been on you tube a while. I'm slower on here... Check him out showing off his wave and spinning skillz! Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She isn’t hom...
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This Month is All About Trick Training!

I made the goal to focus hard on trick training all my parrots who don't know as much as Bondi (my lead trainee) and really try to get them to know more behaviors this month. I wanted this month's priority with my birds to be all about behavior training whether it's natural behaviors on cue, prop tricks or just trained behaviors.  I thought s...
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