Parrot Nation

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


Positive reinforcement training


This fantastic ad is for the Anagram Bookshop in Prague, Czech Republic I realize I keep nattering on about how I want to keep learning.  And I do. At least I try to. Every time I choose to read a... Continue Reading →

When King O Knocks…

I saw King O do a certain behavior and just fell in love with it. I got him to repeat the behavior and managed to get it on video. I think you're going to like it!

What’s Important?

If you think it's important, I got the image here at Zimbio That's right. It's a question. And it's something that has been bugging me lately. Look, I am sick to death of all of this Kardashian Krap going on. They... Continue Reading →

A Confederacy of Parrot Aficionados

For the most part, The Houston Parrot Festival 2012 was a smaller, quieter and more subdued event than in past years. I think it's primarily for two reasons: 1.) The economy blows. Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's getting better, but it... Continue Reading →

Prostitutes to Parrots: Heidi’s New Gig

I got Heidi's photo Here. I watched the show Prostitutes to Parrots on Animal Planet last night. It seems that Heidi Fleiss has a new gig. After adopting 20 macaws, Heidi has to figure out how to efficiently care for... Continue Reading →

Phone Calls

Photo from this Website: The Old Telephone Company It happens on occasion. I get a phone call from someone about their bird. They need help. They need to re-home their bird. They need to know about training. The latest call... Continue Reading →

My “Grey Garden”

Parker I‘m of the belief that either you’re a “Grey” person or you’re not. Some “Grey” people like Greys and other species. And some, like me, really prefer just Greys. There is something about them that simply enchants me. I... Continue Reading →

A Little Goes a Long Way

Jason Crean's Mousebird When it comes to parrots, the phrase, “A little goes a long way.” has numerous applications. A little bit of everything good in their meal makes for a better and more balanced diet. I think a little... Continue Reading →

Kris Porter and the “Parrot Enrichment” Website

Kris Porter put together an absolutely incredible book and website about parrot enrichment. There are enough ideas in both to keep your birds busy for years. The book is free and downloadable and it's absolutely packed with cool ideas to... Continue Reading →

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