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HR 669: Huge Implications for Parrot Owners

I’ve refrained from saying much about HR 669, The Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act, currently being reviewed in the U.S. House of Representatives. Legislation rarely is what it seems on the surface and a lot of misinterpretation (willful and otherwise) often makes the rounds before the real facts shake out. However, the more I read…

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Parrot Skateboard Training: Part II

In my previous post about skateboarding parrots, I mentioned the skateboard prop I bought and the first steps I took to train my sun conure to stand on it. Basically I began to desensitize him to this new object by C/T’ing him for stepping close to it and beaking it. But I needed to be…

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Irene Pepperberg Lecture at Phoenix Landing

Dr. Irene Pepperberg, who introduced the world to Alex the African Grey (and wrote the book “Alex & Me”), spoke at Phoenix Landing on Saturday, and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend. Getting out to the event in Leesburg was a bit of an adventure: DP and I got a bit of a late…

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