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Video of Stewie McSkittles, my sun conure

Video of Stewie on his best behavior.

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More Bird Trick Training (with props)

Stewie got tired of the “put the ball in the cup trick”… not sure why, but he just doesn’t want to do it anymore. Here’s a picture of him when he was still eager to do it: We’ve been working on “put the ring on the peg” but this one has been difficult. To tell…

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My Conure Learned How to Fetch

Stewie knows how to retrieve finally! It’s not really on cue yet, though. Right now there are specific props he knows he’s supposed to bring to me that only appear when I want him to “give it to me” (that’s the verbal cue, not random use of quotes for emphasis). Because he’s still a bit…

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The Other End of the Leash: Effective Communication with Your Pet

A friend recently recommended a book called The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell to anyone who had or was going to get a dog. Although I wasn’t considering getting a dog, I started reading it and got hooked. McConnell has a wonderful, friendly (yet not cheesy or “fluffy”) writing style, but what…

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Clicker Training a Caique

Here’s a great video of a caique (pronounced: kai-eek) flying and putting his toys away on cue, courtesy of the Bird Click group on Yahoo.

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