How to Socialize Your Bird Without the Risk of Biting

Photo by Dave Location: Centralia, WA Pictured: Camelot Macaw "Comet" Socializing your bird with new people can be really hard, not usually because of the bird, but because people react to things and sometimes they can react really dramatically. You don’t want the interactions your bird has with new people to be negative, and that’s why it’s ...
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Teaching Parrots to Talk Without Using a Course

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana Shown: Blue throated macaw "Jinx"  Because of my lifestyle, I can't really use a parrot talking course with my birds. I'm moving around too much, and although it would be awesome to set something up for them in their trailer, I don't have the space to do it in my current set up for them. Howev...
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Does Your Bird Wish You Good Night?

Before putting my birds to bed every night, I always say, "Night night" while either turning lights off or kissing them goodnight and closing the door. They used to vocalize with quick chirps to acknowledge it was bed time, but eventually they all picked up on it and began saying "night night" on their own when they realize it's getting dark. ...
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Amazon Parrot Talks on Cue

Remember that Blue fronted Amazon parrot I took in for around 45 days? Well, his owners Jeannie and John have been clicker training him ever since they got him home and it is going so well! Not only is he flying around the house for them and not showing any aggressive behavior anymore, but he is now talking on cue! Check out the video above to...
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Parrot Tricks: Talking on Cue

  I've been wanting to get my cockatoo Bandit to say "I love you" on cue for a while now and half the battle is figuring out what I want the cue to be. I decided it would be really cute if I could say, "Bandit, what do you say when a pretty girl kisses you like this?" and then kiss him, and he would say, "I love you!" So basically the cue is...
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Parrot Tricks: Teaching Your Bird to Spin

In the video above I explain things that helped, occured or didn't help train my galah, Bandit, how to spin in a circle on the perch. I used touch training to teach the spin to him and Cressi, my African Grey. Hopefully this helps you and you like the end result of Bandit's training! Listen close and you will hear him say his name while spinni...
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