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Learn How We Addressed a Tough Behavior Problem

Learn How We Addressed a Tough Behavior Problem

Crocs I hope you are listening because I have a story for you. Those of you who have been following my blogs on training Sirocco the very rare and endangered kakapo may recall he has a little behavior problem. Male kakapo are very unique parrots. They double in size in preparation for breeding season. They climb mountains and build bowls in the ground. They sit in these bowls and "boom" for females eight hours every night for three months. They hope their exquisite vocalizations will draw in females for a midnight rendezvous.

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Change in Bird Market

This is an interesting article that discusses the changes bird sellers have seen with the down turn in the nation's economy. As stated in the article, people do not realized the commitment that needs to be made when choosing a bird as a pet. Food for thought before you buy a "pretty bird".

Here's the link to read the article:

"The recession has touched nearly every aspect of life in Florida, and that even goes for people who keep birds as pets."
By LESLEY DYER

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A Special Program for Fred

A few weeks ago we had a Lesser Sulfur Crested Cockatoo surrendered to the Sanctuary. HER name is Fred. We actually have very little history on Fred. She is 43 years old but all we have is the last three months she has been passed around to three different homes. Fred is a sweet, talkative bird doesn’t bite or scream but she done one thing – she has ripped the skin off her belly making a hole 6 inches by 4 inches. That doesn’t sound good but when you see that her whole belly is 6 inches by 6 inches – you realize what a dreadful gaping hole it is.