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Happy New Year from Stewie and Mika

2008 has been a good year for the flock … and for the blog, with lots of fun posts and even a shout out or two from folks in the avian training industry. And December 2008 was our best month yet in terms of blog visits. Hooray! We’re also thrilled to have made it as…

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Alex & Me by Dr. Irene Pepperberg (Book Review)

I recently read Irene Pepperberg’s book about her life with Alex the world famous African Grey, who could identify colors, quantities, materials, shapes and use language in astonishing context. Alex, and the work he did with Dr. Pepperberg, completely changed the way scientists perceived parrot intelligence. The full title of the book is Alex &…

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Mika Tries Her Veggies

Mika made me proud this weekend. Not only did she take a couple of flights that didn’t involve crash landing behind the couch or into the recycling bin, she also ate her first pieces of fresh food since she’s been with me. Ordinarily, when I offer her something that isn’t dry and hard (pellets, nuts,…

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Drs. Foster & Smith Sweepstakes Extended

Not only has the Drs. Foster and Smiths sweepstakes been extended, but for four days you can win $500! No purchase necessary (but don’t your critters deserve a nice present? 🙂 ) Just enter each day for another chance to win: click to enter! . Only four days left, and I’d love for a Best…

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Don’t Fall for Deceptive Bird Training Tricks – Guest Post by Sid Price of Avian Ambassadors

For my 100th post anniversary, I am delighted to publish a guest post by none other than Sid Price, founder of Avian Ambassadors, and a very well respected member of the professional bird training community. Sid is also president-elect of the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators. Sid and I had talked about the…

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