Dating and the single Bird

Below is my favourite parrot video which has me cracking-up even after the umpteenth viewing. Those of us who date have probably experienced similar situations at one point or another. I can only stress the importance of not only getting yourself, but also your parrot a mate – it makes . . . more

B&G lost | NEED HELP! PLEASE CROSS POST AND DISTRIBUTE WIDELY

My friend Ray’s trained free flying B&G, Cecil, has gone missing. Cecil is well loved by neighbours and friends. His loss is devastating. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption . . . more

Parrot Treats: Reality check

Shelves with gouda cheesePhoto: Kevin Connors

To eat only healthy foods is boring. Thus, many parrot owners love giving their birds treats to show their affection. Often these treats are not all that healthy. But since treats are only small amounts, they think it is acceptable? But is it? Which amounts of what treat are truly . . . more

Keas using stick tools & learning by observing each other

Kea tool use

The use of tools by parrots and other birds has been observed for a while. A new study conducted by Dr. Alice Auersperg shows this also in Keas. What is particularly remarkable about this study is that Keas who were not able to retrieve a treat with a stick tool . . . more

Parrot Care | Egg Laying & Breediness Problems

Parrotlet with chicks and eggs

One issue in parrot care is that in spring time many pet parrots become breedy. Days are longer and the diet is often richer and more varied than during the winter season, as fresh greens, herbs, fuits and vegetables become abundantly available. All this signals to our birds: perfect time . . . more

The "Come" Command

The bird school | 6. The "up" & "down" commands

In this video, my Greenwing Macaw Lizzie is trained to “come” to me when called. This is another basic obedience lesson that all parrot trainers should teach their students.

For more details please refer to my book: The Bird School. Clicker Training for Parrots and Other Birds.

Enjoy and have . . . more

The "Up" & "Down" Commands

The bird school | 6. The "up" & "down" commands

In this video, my Greenwing Macaw Lizzie trains her first basic obedience exercises: The “Up” and “Down” commands. Any parrot trainer ought to know how to teach his feathered students at least some basic well-behaved-parrot exercises, such as these.

For more details please refer to my book: The Bird School. . . . more

The Obstacle Course

Clicker training | parrot | 5. The training parcours

In this video, my Greenwing Macaw Lizzie is taught to run through an obstacle course. This is an important lesson for parrot trainers who are training with birds that are easily scared. It allows especially the more sensitive parrot types such as Budgerigars and African Greys to lose their fear . . . more

First Obstacle

In this video, my Greenwing Macaw Lizzie is taught to follow the target stick and conquer her first obstacle. This is preparatory training for other exercises a parrot trainer will teach his students.

For more details please refer to my book: The Bird School. Clicker Training for Parrots and Other . . . more

The Target Stick

he target stick

In this video, my Greenwing Macaw Lizzie is trained to follow the target stick. This is the most important training tool for the parrot trainer.

For more details please refer to my book: The Bird School. Clicker Training for Parrots and Other Birds.

Enjoy and have fun training,

Ann.

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