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Frostie the Dancing Cockatoo

A little while back a sulphur-crested cockatoo was a viral sensation when a video of him dancing to the Backstreet Boys began to circulate on the Internet (his YouTube vid has almost 2 million views!). Well, someone pointed out a new video of a bare-eyed cockatoo shaking his tail feathers, and let me tell you…

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Don’t Shoot the Dog: Book Review

I’ve probably mentioned that I recently read Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor, a book that popularized clicker training among pet owners in the United States, and which spawned a whole industry — including clicker training books like Clicker Training for Birds by Melinda Johnson, which talks specifically about how to train parrots. Since…

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African Grey Sings National Anthem at Puppy Bowl

Pepper the African Grey is a representative for Phoenix Landing, my favorite parrot adoption agency – and this weekend she rose to stardom singing for a national audience. This precocious parrot sang The Star Spangled Banner to open Puppy Bowl V. Check out Pepper showing off her pipes at the Puppy Bowl: And then join…

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