Parrot Nation

Parrots are cool. They are also one hell of a lot of work.


Barbara Heidenreich

Heroes and Villains

Sometimes it’s hard to tell in this business. I think some of the heroes are the people who train and educate about training. Susan Friedman is a hero. Barbara Heidenreich is a hero. Robin Shewokis is a hero for spreading... Continue Reading →

When Birds Mean Business

C'mon! Give a click! I do the Animal Rescue Site thing fairly regularly where you click to give and your click feeds hungry animals 1/6th of a bowl of food. And of course I did a little research and found... Continue Reading →

Festivus…For the Rest of Us

I’m always up for a good party. I’m always up for learning something new. And if you know me I’m always up for seeing friends. The Houston Parrot Festival pretty much provides all of these. If you haven’t hit the... Continue Reading →

Trust Yourself

I’m all for education and enlightenment. I love it when I learn something new. Love it when I try something and it works. The first time I heard Robin Shewokis speak on enrichment, it made me think about what I... Continue Reading →

Stuff Bird People Like #5: Books About Birds

God knows I have a ton of them: Books on African Greys, on behavior training, diet, stories about parrots, handbooks. You name it, I've probably seen it, own it or I've read it. And the hits just keep on coming.... Continue Reading →

The Tribe

I’ve been thinking about the culture of aviculture. Not just about what it is that we do to keep birds in our homes and our lives, but how it affects us as a community. It is a specialized world, probably... Continue Reading →

Putting the “Fun” in Dysfunctional!

I am many things, but “Parrot Expert” I’m not. I’m a Flight Attendant, a Writer, a human companion to two parrots and foster family to another. I write, I fly, I clean up parrot crap and rake up toy pieces... Continue Reading →

The Best Parrot Conference: Best Speakers, Best Content!

                   Behavior Enrichment Science Training   It's the B.E.S.T. Parrot Conference! (BEST PARROT CONFERENCE INFORMATION) When? - May 29, 30, 31 2009   Where? - Hilton Garden Inn, Edison, NJ You should... Continue Reading →

When Are You Ever Done?

(Katherine Thorpe of the Animal Educational Foundation Training Palmer the Palm Cockatoo) (Photo courtesy Steve Martin of NEI Inc.) When are you done? It's a simple question, really. When it comes to birds, I guess you aren't ever really "done".... Continue Reading →

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