Using Play Time to Encourage Behaviors for Tricks

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Shown: Macaw "Jinx" One of the tricks that is a must for me to train, is getting the bird to lay on its back in my hands. That behavior or "trick" just means the world to me and I love achieving it with my birds. I recently trained my blue throat macaw to do it and he is SO good at it now. It's one of...
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Update on Hymie the Hyacinth

It hasn't been all that long since I returned Hymie the Hyacinth Macaw to his owners and I wanted to share an awesome update on Hymie at home! Immediately after I left, Hymie was performing his newly learned tricks for his owner and even learning new things! His newest trick is "shaking hands". Check it out here:  Article by Jamieleigh Womach...
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Hyacinth Macaw's Training Success

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL On couch: Hyacinth Macaw "Hymie"  My original goals with Hymie when I first brought him home were: Get him eating some fresh foods. Break the bad habit of immediately running to the shoulder. Train him to let me hold his feet when he steps up on my hand.  I am pretty happy to report I accomplished ALL...
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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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Teaching Your Bird to Wave Isn't Always That Easy...

Photo by Dave Location: Cruise Ship Shown: Galah "Bandit" To date, Bandit my galah knows the following tricks: Spin Roll over Lawn mower Recall/flight training  I decided that the "wave" would be next. I thought it would be an easy next trick to do... right? Wrong. I've never had such a hard time teaching the wave to a bird before! ...
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Performing Parrots

Some parrots (like the Sulfphur Crested Cockatoo in the video above) LOVE performing tricks for people like you and me. Others are quite camera and crowd shy, and that's OK, too. But for those parrots that love being the "hams" and center of attention... they should be allowed to show off their skills to all that are willing to watch. These...
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