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Common Behavior Problems Easily Solved With Target Training

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Common Behavior Problems Easily Solved With Target Training

When some people think of bird training, often the first thing that comes to mind is trick training. They envision the cute routine they saw at a theme park somewhere. While it is very beneficial to a bird to experience all types of training, for the ...

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Things I wish I Had Known When I First Got A Parrot

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Things I wish I Had Known When I First Got A Parrot

People who are new to parrot keeping will agree on one thing: having a bird in the house is a challenge. There is a lot of reading you should do to understand a bird’s needs and wants, and how to keep them safe in the human environment. This is all vital information.

Here, though, are some tips that I have stumbled across during my own journey with my birds that you won’t find in the parrot care books. I wish I had known these things from the beginning…

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When Your Birds Hate Certain Family Members…

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When Your Birds Hate Certain Family Members…

BEHAVIOR TIP OF THE WEEK

Without a doubt, this is the most common question we get here: “my bird loves me, hates everyone else” or “my bird loves everyone but me” or “I used to be the favorite, now my bird likes someone else better”.

If you have not yet figured this out, brace yourself, this is going to sting...

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The 3rd Biggest Mistake We Make With Our Birds

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The 3rd Biggest Mistake We Make With Our Birds

A couple of years ago, I wrote an article entitled "The Biggest Mistake We Make with Our Parrots".  Following that post I wrote another article called "The Second Biggest Mistake We Make with Our Birds".

Both of these article explain ways we unintentionally sabotage our own efforts with our parrots. Our third biggest mistake is yet another stumbling block we place our own paths. Sometimes we make things much ...

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Teaching Your Bird To Play Independently

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Teaching Your Bird To Play Independently

I remember seeing a heart-wrenching meme a few years ago that left a huge impact on me. It pictured a bird inside a cage: “You have your job, your family, your friends. I only have you.” I actually lay awake that night thinking about the truth of it. How many bird spend the majority of their days, unmotivated and inactive, waiting for their humans to come home from work?

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