Balancing Time For More Than One Bird

I recently had a birdie-imbalance. I was becoming aware of it, mostly through editing my videos and seeing how much Jinx, my blue throat macaw, was not enjoying or really benefiting from the interactions like Morgan, the camelot macaw, was. She was very motivated by his presence, but he was pretty much affected oppositely by hers. It was time f...
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How Old Does a Parrot Need to be to Begin Training?

Picture location: New Mexico, Shown: Capri, Jamieleigh and our Blue Throated Macaw Jinx A parrot's age varies depending on what you are specifically wanting to train it. However, I view training as something that is unavoidable. To me, every interaction with your bird is a training session whether you like it or not, or are even aware of it bei...
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Bird Training Updates From the Past 7 Months

My world got quite crazy in the preparation of our 6 month contract on board the Norwegian Dawn starting July 25, 2014. We had a 20 day rehearsal period in the Mediterranean followed by the preparations of passports (not just human ones, but our pet passports too! Hello, 4 months of paperwork and 220+ pages of applications…), the shipping of pro...
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Mixing Birds with Infants

Toco Toucan "Rocko" with Dave and infant Sydney Capri. I've been asked a ton recently how my birds are responding to the newest addition of our baby girl, Sydney Capri, who is currently a month and a half old. Our situation is quite different than most... first, whenever we are here at home in Florida it's ours and our birds "time off" from per...
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Your Parrots Don't Need to Know You're Broke

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Shown: Camelot Macaw "Tusa" & Military Macaw "Cash" When I was in second grade, things were really rough for my parents and they had a hard time making ends meet. I only know this because they told me later in life, I had no idea at the time. When Christmas came around, I was so stoked to get pres...
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Birds Need Real Sunlight

Photo by Dave Location: Palm Springs, CA Birds: Blue throat "Jinx" and Galah "Bandit"  It's so important for our pet parrots to receive real, raw, natural sunlight... and I don't mean just through a window. If you think about what they get in the wild, you will realize how LITTLE they get in your home. It's a necessary vitamin they really NEE...
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