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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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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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Peat Pot Foraging Shreddding Toy

This toy combines many textures for chewing and shredding, and treats or pellets can be hidden inside the peat pot, in the loofah slice, and in the finger traps for foraging. Although it may look like a complex toy, the … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts from the Workshop

First I want to start by saying that although I will be using the word “toy”, I feel the common meaning of the word to be insufficient to convey the importance of giving captive parrots objects, items, activities, and opportunities, … Continue reading

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Baskets for Easter and Beyond

With Easter just a few days away, many of us find ourselves thinking of baskets filled with treats. Consider making a basket for your parrot. Choose a basket of willow, wicker, twig, sea grass, or other  natural unfinished material. These can be purchased … Continue reading

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