Author: parrotperspective

Perfectionism and Data’s adventures in retrieving

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Black Headed Caique / Data / Parrot Enrichment / Parrot Trick Training

I have a confession to make. I am a perfectionist. I have never kept up with writing in the past because it took me forever to get a “perfect” outcome.  First, I would spend hours writing something that seemed smart, funny, and interesting. Then, I would have a copy editor proof it. Don’t even get me started on how long it took me to edit videos, pictures, etc. The outcome? I never posted anything online […]

Rueben’s goals

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Living with Parrots / Parrot Body Language / Parrot Enrichment / Parrot Foraging / Parrot Husbandry / Parrot Trick Training / Rueben / White Bellied Caique

I’ve trained Rueben to do a lot of tricks but desperately needed help teaching him to hang out on play stands instead of my head. I don’t want to gloss over how much Rue likes to fly to and hang out on my head because it is a real problem. Is there a head-obsessed anonymous group he can join? When he wasn’t getting much out-of-his-cage-time because of this undesirable habit I decided to seek out […]

Data’s goals

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Black Headed Caique / Data / Living with Parrots / Parrot Enrichment / Parrot Flight Training / Parrot Foraging / Parrot Husbandry / Parrot Trick Training

For the past 2 months we have been fostering a 13-year-old Black-Headed Caique named Jazz. We’re his 4th home in a 6-month period and he had a hard time transitioning when he first arrived. I wish I had started this blog back then because documenting his progress would have been really useful. The good news is we still have plenty to work on and blog about. In the interest of keeping myself on track here […]