The Parrot & The Slave

Handicapped Greenwing Macaw Soliciting Scritches

Lailah is certainly relishing the extra time I now have for her and is progressing in leaps and bounds. My little girl and I are making great progress in her “Up” and “Down” training. I can now lift her up by her healthy foot and also by holding her body . . . more

Severe Macaw Lara - First Time in the Flight Hall

Lara, the Severe macaw, first day in the flight hall

28-05-2012 Those of you who follow me on facebook know that one week ago little Lara moved in with us and you have read about a gazillion mini-updates during her first week here. Hope, I have not been boring you too much with my excitement! 🙂

For those who aren’t . . . more

Silly Games with Lizzie

Green wing macaw Lizzie playing not training

06-05-2012 It is a grey and rainy Sunday morning. Time for Greenwing Macaw Lizzie and I to brighten up our day with some silly games: Chasing the mouse pointer while she perches on top of my iMac. She must have been a cat in her previous life.

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Lilah Love - Greenwing Macaw Hen Succumbs to my Avances

18-03-2012 Little Lailah has been living with me since January fourth and has remained unchangeably shy during this time. She did take treats from my hand and – and somewhat unwillingly – allowed me to briefly touch her beak. But that was it.

With the approaching spring, however, her . . . more

Video: Analysis of Human Parrot Interaction

Here is an interesting video of my friend Tenko interacting with his African Grey. It shows a lot about behavior and human / animal interaction:

If you observe this video closely, you may learn quite a bit about body language and the reaction of the bird to the human’s . . . more

Reading a book with four Greenwing Macaws

10-01-2012 Don’t laugh – I thought, it was worth a try. My greenwing macaws Lizzie and Sam are gradually getting closer. When I pick-up Lizzie in the evening to bring her to bed, she used to want to go onto the other macaw’s stand to plunder their feed bowls. Not . . . more

May I present Lailah - Greenwing Macaw Hen

Adopted handicapped greenwing macaw hen

08-01-2012 I would like to introduce Lilah to you, a female greenwing macaw. With her my mini flock of six greenwings is complete. Lilah is Lizzie’s sister, albeit a few years older (from 2005). Her breeder arranged for me to adopt her. As you can see on the photo, Lilah . . . more