Training Sun Conures with Affection

Photo by Daniel Kuykendall Affectionate with: Congo African grey "Cressi" & Blue throated macaw "Jinx" Location: Moab, UT Affection training. Is it possible? Yes. Is it 100% reliable? Not in the least! But sure is nice. I use affection training a lot - and lately it has been happening on its own with my three sun conure girls; Lily, Phoeb...
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Training Parrots to Freefly: A Little Background

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Moab, UT Spotting a hawk in the sky: Camelot macaw "Tusa" & Galah "Bondi" Recently someone asked if we'd ever lost a bird freeflying. (Cue knocking on wood...) No, we haven't. We freefly our entire flock of parrots (and now one toucan) and though we've not lost any of our birds doing so, we have had "close call...
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Rescuing Your Bird: Don’t Get in the Habit

Photo by Dave Location: Reno, NV Cuddling: Moluccan Cockatoo "Pooh" When I talk about rescuing in this post I’m not talking about adopting your parrot from a rescue facility...  I’m talking about when your bird flies off, or gets on the edge of the counter when you’re calling it, or gets stuck somewhere and you go “rescue” the bird by making ...
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