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

My New Book is Out!

Screaming % Screeching: How to Solve Problems with Clicker Training for Parrots and Other Birds

Dear Friends and Readers,

I am so pleased to announce that my new parrot book is out!

Screaming & Screeching: How to Solve Problem Behavior with Clicker Training Would you and your family like to spend quality time with your birds without fear of bursting your eardrums? Would you like . . . 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

Crafts: How to make a Parrot Feather Pendant

Sofia has made beautiful jewellery from her budgies’ moult feathers. I have asked her to write for us a detailed explanation so that we may be able to convert our birds’ feathers into little works of art, as well. Here it is:

by Sofia Karl

During moulting season we often . . . 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

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

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

Mr. Darcy plays host

wherein Mr. Darcy greets a visitor …

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