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Behaviour and Training

Rebecca K. O'Connor

Enrichment? Isn’t that what they do to flour?

Parrot Blogger: Rebecca K. O'Connor | Aug 13, 2007

So why does it matter that Tao won't play with toys? Sometimes we just don't know what we don't know. That goes for animals too. You can give a parrot all the toys in the world, but if he doesn't know the joy of finding buried treasure, ripping up paper, or peeling pine into tiny chips then the...

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Rebecca K. O'Connor

Training to Play (Part II)

Parrot Blogger: Rebecca K. O'Connor | Aug 09, 2007

Nothing happens instantly when you are training animals. Or at least, things rarely happen instantly. Usually what you get is the overnight success phenomenon. The truth is that people who are "suddenly" successful have been slaving away—a hopeful rockstar singing in dive bars, an aspiring writer...

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Mira Tweti

The Parrot Diaries - Fear of Flying

Parrot Blogger: Mira Tweti | Jul 15, 2007

I remember staring out the window of my Rockefeller Center office at Warner Bros in New York dreaming about doing feature film publicity on location, instead of being tied to a desk as I had been for years. I looked forward to being out of an office - permanently. And to working on great locations,...

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Mira Tweti

The Parrot Diaries - The Butter Wars

Parrot Blogger: Mira Tweti | Jun 25, 2007

Lories, a variety of parrot,  are nectar and pollen eaters. Their diet is similar to Hummingbirds. They are beautiful in their many colorful varieties which even includes black lories.  In their pursuit of pollen and nectar they pollinate many species of flowers in the jungle areas of Australia and...

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