Update on Sick Parakeets

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Cruise Ship in Alaska Shown: Budgies "Nikko", "Lexi" and "Visa" Thursday night (the day we took the parakeets to the vet) we gave them their medications (all 3 of them) and they did really well. Once Nikko realized we weren't going after puss in his cere, he took his medication graciously. His cere was looking a lo...
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Not Training Your Bird is Lazy

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Flying: Parakeets The above photo shows what healthy budgies/parakeets look like. They aren't clipped, they are flying skillfully and they are landing back on their owner (showing a bond). I recently got a call from a client asking if I'd be interested in going out and purchasing him a parakeet and t...
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Birds Need Motivation

 Photo by Mona Location: Daytona Beach, FL Receiving a Kiss: Rose Breasted Cockatoo "Bandit" While giving a parrot seminar in Daytona Beach, Florida I realized how un-fun many bird owners tend to be. A very common question was, "My bird doesn't want to come out of its cage to be with me, why?" Now obviously, there can be a list of reasons for t...
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Is Your Parakeet Male or Female: How to Tell

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Holland America Veendam Male Parakeet "Visa"  Not many species of parrots are dimorphic, meaning you can tell the difference in gender by their outer appearance or colors. For example, mallard ducks – the males are colorful and beautiful while the females are bland and brown. Parakeets are also dimorphic by the col...
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Some Birds Shower in More Ways Than One!

 Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Alaska, Holland America Cruise Line On shower perch: Rare White Parakeets "Nikko" & "Visa" While cruising Alaska and performing on Holland America with my birds, I met a man who had a cockatiel who plucks. One of the first things I asked him was, “Do you bathe your bird?” he was surprised by the question and a...
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