“Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” — Henry David Thoreau Out of the Blue (2009) “It all […]
A great article about behavior by Dr. Susan Friedman. (The picture is Roman, soaking up affection). Link: Straight Talk about Behavior
A short video from Dr. Susan Friedman, PhD, that makes a big difference in your parrot’s trust.
This article at beautyofbirds.com by Phoebe Greene Linden, SBBF, California, and S.G. Friedman, Ph.D., Utah State University, is an excellent example of applying science to understand a parrot’s behavior. It shows how we can unknowingly teach a bird to behave in certain ways, some of which we enjoy and others no so […]
Parrot perfectly imitates a child crying because the kid’s parents didn’t realize just how smart a parrot is!
A good short video on training and using a “bridge.” A bridge is a usually a word said to a bird to let it know that a treat is on the way. This is essential in training. Looks like someone needs to see Cockatude 14 They’re Back! I think that […]
This video is about the ABC’s of behavior. It’s a good introduction to one of the tools that professional trainers use when working with parrots. It applies to every living organism, not just people and parrots. Learn more about Applied Behavior Analysis and not only will your parrot be happier and […]
Flying free? What a strange idea! That’s like humans or dogs running, or a workout in the gym, or doing something completely natural! How odd! Doesn’t it look like fun? Yes, its understandable that people worry about free flight. But parrots are as intelligent as a five-year-old child and they […]