I haven’t updated the blog in awhile and I have so much to report! I’ve met many of my goals and come up with a lot of new ones. Here’s what new with us: We officially adopted Data, formerly knows as Jazzy. We figured he deserved a new name for his new life. We’d like to thank Phoenix Landing for all that they do and for helping us find this little guy. He is quite […]
This week I started working on improving Jazzy’s flying ability. Daunting for an uncoordinated lady with two left feet? Yes, but I’ve seen firsthand how much it has helped Rueben and I want Jazzy to be able to enjoy the same benefits that come from doing what he was born to do. There are lots of ways to teach this skill but I’m just going to focus on what has worked well for me. Here’s […]
The first time I saw Rue take a bath I thought he was having a seizure! Now that I know better I find it fascinating to watch all the bobbing, wing flapping and shaking involved. Watching video of your parrot engaging in normal activities is a great way to improve your body language reading skills. Not to mention Rue taking a bath is just plain cute.
I’ve been working with the boys quite a bit lately but something always seems to go wrong with my video. Luckily, things have been going much better with the Caiques than with my technical skills. Jazzy in particular has made great strides. His focus has improved leaps and bounds. Here’s a rundown of what we’ve been working on: Stepping into a backpack carrier Jazzy is scared of the carrier so I’m using my arm as […]
The first year that I adopted Rue, I used to take him on field trips regularly. Over time I started taking him with me less and less. The past couple of years we’ve only gone somewhere together during trips to the vet. Not ideal. So when the opportunity presented itself to take Rue with me to visit a friend I hopped right on it. Since Rue hasn’t been on an outing in awhile I asked […]