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Parrot Rescue: Why Birds End Up Being Relinquished

By Diane Burroughs Thousands of parrots are living in a parrot rescue awaiting a forever home right now.  A couple of reasons come to mind about why so many parrots end up in a parrot rescue before age five. Buying A Bird On Impulse & Not Knowing What You’re Getting Into Baby parrots are incredibly captivating […]

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What’s Wrong With The Bird Step Up Command?

Positive bird training is not just a fad. It is research based by such well known professionals as Karen Pryor and Barbara Heidenreich of GoodBirdInc.com Barbara is not saying that Step Up is wrong, but that training by force is counterproductive. Learn how to make your parrot your best friend with positive bird training techniques like this one from Barbara Heidenreich.

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An Introduction to Positive Reinforcement Training For Birds

Parrot’s, being some of the most intelligent animals on earth, require research based bird training techniques. Just like educators for children need to know the language of kids, parrot trainers must know the language of parrots. When I refer to language, I’m refering not only to how the other listens and communicates to me, but how I can actually get the other to LISTEN to me. Barbara Heidenreich gets it. Learn more here.

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OMG! That Screaming Parrot!!!!

Nerve racking. Parrots can irritate you and your neighbors! Did you know that we actually teach our parrots to scream? Well, learn how to extinguish it! It can be done. Yeah, parrots do communicate through whistles and screams, but it doesn’t have to be constant. Peachy is better. Find out how we helped him become a better member of the family.

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Positive Parrot Training Techniques and Recent Research

ScienceDaily (Feb. 18, 2009) — In a new, year-long University of Pennsylvania survey of dog owners who use confrontational or aversive methods to train aggressive pets, veterinary researchers have found that most of these animals will continue to be aggressive unless training techniques are modified. The story went on to say that using non-aversive or […]

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