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Nutrition and Foraging, Because it’s not just about what you feed them, but what they actually eat.

I had the great pleasure over the weekend to do a presentation for the  Baltimore Bird Fanciers fall show. Here is a copy of the slide show for those who were unable to attend. http://www.slideshare.net/abirdsbestlife/slideshelf  

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Get That Parrot Playing!

Too often I hear from people that their bird does not play, or is afraid of toys, or worse yet that won’t give their parrot toys because they just destroy them and make a mess. Toys and Play are critical … Continue reading

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Holiday Parrot Toy Project, Helping People Helping Parrots

I have a request…. Most of you know I am the Maryland Education Coordinator for the Phoenix Landing Foundation, and in that capacity I sometimes do presentations to different types of groups, teaching them about parrot care. Earlier this year … Continue reading

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Leigh Ann’s Classes for Phoenix Landing

Last weekend I attended a wonderful Phoenix Landing event in Edgewater Maryland. Leigh Ann Hartsfield taught two wonderful classes on parrot care, which she so generously is allowing me to share with all of you who live to far away … Continue reading

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Fun With Foraging

Had another wonderful Phoenix Landing event over the weekend and I wanted to share the presentation with all of you. Hope you enjoy it and come away with a new idea or two. Please share some of your foraging experiences! … Continue reading

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Shower Perches

Regular bathing is very important to the health of parrots. Not only to help keep their skin and feathers clean, but to keep their nares clear and their respiratory systems healthy. Some parrots prefer to bath in their water bowls, some … Continue reading

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Re-teaching Winnie Step-up to a Handheld Perch – Part One

First let me say that behavior and training are my weakest skills when it comes to parrot care, so if I can figure this out, I know anyone can. I know there are a few true behaviorists and trainers who … Continue reading

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Quinoa Dinner Mash

I’ve had several people asking me for my mash recipe lately, so I thought I’d share it here too. This is what I feed my flock for dinner every night during cold weather. I make a big batch, changing the … Continue reading

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Toy Making Made Easy a Phoenix Landing Class

Wow! it’s hard to believe that the year is almost over. Life has been so busy, time has really flown by. Here’s a slide show from a Toy Making class that Debbie Russell and I taught earlier this month, and … Continue reading

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What’s in the Box?

One of my flock’s favorite type of toy are foraging boxes. These are simple, inexpensive & fun. I use clean food boxes, like pasta boxes, snack bar, cereal boxes, that kind of thing. The FDA requires the glues and dyes … Continue reading

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