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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Babies and Parrots Making Contact: a Cuddly Controversy

One of my sun conures on the door into my daughter's room. I posted a couple photos recently, of a "breakthrough" I had with my african grey parrot, Cressi and my ten month old daughter, Sydney. To me it was a breakthrough, because it was a huge step in a positive direction. A step I wasn't expecting to happen so soon. My daughter loves seeing,...
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Raising Kids with Birds

My husband Dave with our 6 month old daughter Sydney, galah Bondi and grey Cressi. One major player in making me encourage a relationship early on between my birds and my daughter has been my daughter's enthusiasm about the birds. If she was less than interested, I wouldn't be meshing them so much as I am. So if your child shows no interest in ...
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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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Weaning Baby Birds: Not For the Inexperienced

Photo by Daniel Kuykendall Location: Moah, UT Pictured: Sun conures "Phoebe" & "Detka" I’ve been thrilled to have my baby girls back; Lily, Phoebe and Detka. However, the first two nights with them I literally had my own set of ‘night frights’. I literally went to bed worried about them, and woke up worrying about them and thought about t...
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