BirdTricks Blog | Parrot Training — amazon parrots
Posted by Sarah Stull on
How do we tell the difference between spoiling a pet, and giving a good quality of life?
There are two main components for a captive bird’s quality of life:
- The basics: Food, water, a decently-sized cage, fresh toys, suitable perches, and a clean, safe environment
- Unconditional love: Your understanding, patience, dedication, and empathy
If you’re wondering whether a bird is spoiled, ask if what he has or is being given is really necessary in his life?
Providing a parrot the basics isn’t so basic at all in the eyes of many non-bird people. ...
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Posted by Sarah Stull on
Before we talk about owners, I think it’s important to talk about their birds first: I do not believe in so-called beginner parrots, or graduating from one species to the next in order of size. This is because I believe that all parrots are made equal. The number of grams they weigh does not define them as ‘beginner,’ ‘intermediate’ or ‘advanced’ – in essence, buying a budgie will only ever teach you how to work with budgies.
My parrotlet is an aggressive, somewhat bipolar fellow ...
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- Tags: amazon parrots, budgies, challenges, Cockatoos, Conures, Macaws, Parrot Behavior, parrot hormones, parrot ownership, parrotlets, small birds
Posted by Patty on
Q: I have a 7 year old yellow naped amazon named Petey. I have had him since he was a baby and he means everything to me. I was just given a promotion at work and my new position is going to take up a some of the time I used to spend with Petey and I am afraid it will change our relationship. How much time is too little to be spending with him?
-Jack M., Laguna Beach, CA
A: There really aren’t any minmum requirements as to the ...
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- Tags: amazon parrots, direct interaction with parrots, eye contact with parrots, Housing Environment and Cages, meaningful interaction with parrots, out of cage time, parrot and owner interaction, Socializing and Interaction
Posted by Dave on
As a professional performer who happens to work with parrots, I meet thousands of people each week and I get invited to a lot of parrot rescues because of this. Now I know that most of the rescues I’ve been to sure meant well, but the fact remains that only a few are making a difference like Christy is at Zazu’s House Parrot Sanctuary just north of Seattle.
I was in the middle of loading my illusions into the arena in Everett, when I received a picture message from one of our tour managers. She had ...
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- Tags: African Greys, amazon parrots, Blue and Gold Macaws, Blue Front Amazon Parrot, Housing Environment and Cages, Hybrid Macaws, Macaws, Socializing and Interaction
Posted by Jamieleigh on
Photo by Dave
Location: Zazu’s House Parrot Sanctuary
Pictured: Volunteer with blue and gold macaw and Amazon parrots
I love parrot rescues that make you volunteer first so you know exactly what it will be like to have your own parrot. That’s right – no surprises. You’ll be working it all out ahead of time, no excuses either! Though some parrots may act totally different once you get them home for the first time but that’s pretty normal.
Volunteering at a local parrot ...