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Free Issue of Companion Parrot Magazine

Sally Blanchard’s Companion Parrot Magazine, Issue #72, is available as a FREE download. This 62-page, full-color online issue is chock-full of information, stories and pictures dedicated to the topic of parrot playtime. Visit the Companion Parrot website and scroll down to the bottom of the page to get this free issue or click here. (At…

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The Story of Snowball’s Rise to Viral Fame

We recently chatted with Irena Schulz, founder of the avian rescue Bird Lovers Only, which is best known for being home of Snowball the Dancing Cockatoo. Just over two years ago, Irena posted a video of Snowball dancing to the Backstreet Boys and this Medium Sulphur Crested Eleanora Cockatoo skyrocketed to viral video fame. Irena…

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Couple New Videos of Parrot Tricks

Put a Ball in a Cup Putting the whiffle ball in the cup was the first trick Stewie learned (about a year and a half ago); just posting a better video of it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK19-N8eXYI Ring Toss Trick (Rings on a Peg) This was a fairly natural extension of retrieve and the ball in a cup….

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Can Bonded Lovebirds Be Trained to Do Tricks?

Lovebirds have a reputation for losing their “pet quality” when paired up. But this video shows that lovebirds can be handled, remain tame and be taught to do cute tricks like “shake hands” and “turn around” even if they’re part of a bonded pair. The creator of this video credits Tani Robar’s videos as the…

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