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Northern Parrots Blog: September 2014

Welcome to our Blog page. Here you'll find lots of useful information about Everything for your Parrot. There's expert blogs & articles from Rosemary Low, the late Liz Wilson, Mike Simmons, Dorothy Schwarz and Barbara Heidenreich to name a few.

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Harness Training Your Parrot By Barbara Heidenreich

Tuesday, 30th September 2014Written By Barbara Heidenreich

Ah, the harness. So many people want to train this behaviour. And for many Parrots this is a very difficult behaviour, and for trainers a behaviour that can try your patience.

However this doesn't mean a caregiver should give up on positive reinforcement to get there. It just means preparing to take some time, maybe a lot of time. But for me that is absolutely A-OK.



Monday, 22nd September 2014Written By Barbara Heidenreich

Hosted by Hadlow College. This one day seminar will cover the basics of training, how to read Parrot body language, how to create motivation for training, reinforcers and motivation, solving Parrot behaviour problems and more.


One, Two Or Many Parrots - Which is Best?

Friday, 19th September 2014Written By Dot Schwarz

A well written and balanced article from Dorothy Schwarz on the thoughts of the bird keeping community. Take a read and have your say, what do you think is best?


Katala - Protecting the Red Vent Cockatoo - PART 2

Tuesday, 16th September 2014Written By Dot Schwarz

Follow the rest of Dorothy Schwarz's visit to the Katala Foundation in the Philippines in Part 2 of her article.


Katala - Protecting the Red Vent Cockatoo - PART 1

Tuesday, 9th September 2014Written By Dot Schwarz

I have read about projects and interviewed individuals involved with bird conservation but I had never visited a project in the field so I was thrilled when my dear friend Chris Shank from Oregon USA, a Cockatoo owner and trainer and ex-breeder for over thirty years, invited me to accompany her to visit the Katala Foundation in the Philippines.


Scale Training Your Parrot By Barbara Heidenreich

Tuesday, 2nd September 2014Written By Barbara Heidenreich

One of the easiest and most important behaviours to train your Parrot to do is to step onto a scale. It is very helpful to your veterinarian to have a record of your bird`s weight throughout their lifetime.


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