Author Archives: Kris Porter

Teach Your Bird To Fly To You On Cue

In my last blog post I introduced Stephanie Edlund, a certified parrot behavior consultant with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and told you a little bit about her and her new website www.UnderstandingParrots.com .  Stephanie’s goal with this … Continue reading

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Introducing Stephanie Edlund, CPBC

I am excited to announce that Stephanie Edlund, CPBC, will be joining me as an administrator on the Parrot Enrichment Facebook Page and at ParrotEnrichment.com to help us better understand how to best live with the parrots we keep in our … Continue reading

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Ditto Plucks – And It Isn’t My Fault

I participated in a parrot enrichment workshop over a year ago at my local bird club. During the workshop I was helping a woman with ideas for toy making and she shared with me that her parrot had started plucking … Continue reading

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The Perfectly Trained Parrot – Book Review

The Perfectly Trained Parrot  by Rebecca K. O’Connor is a really good book.  I have read this book cover to cover twice now and I intend to read it again and again.  I find it informative, encouraging, and inspiring.  Reading it … Continue reading

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Avian Enrichment and Parrot Enrichment Brainstorming in Colorado

I recently had the working vacation of my dreams.  Deb White invited me to Grand Junction, Colorado to work with her on enrichment ideas and videos.  I got to visit the home of Super Bird Creations, Avian Enrichment and Make … Continue reading

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Creating Foraging Opportunities – Part III – Increasing Complexity

This is the last article in a 3-part series on teaching parrots to forage that I wrote for Parrots magazine earlier this year.  With this article I hope to show you how to increase the complexity of foraging opportunities and fit those ideas into … Continue reading

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Creating Foraging Opportunities – Part II – The Next Level

This is the second in a 3-part article on teaching parrots to forage that I wrote for Parrots magazine earlier this year.  Part I gave you some basic ideas on how to get started providing foraging opportunities for your parrots.  In … Continue reading

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Creating Foraging Opportunities – Part I – Getting Started

This is the first in a 3-part article on teaching parrots to forage that I wrote for Parrots magazine earlier this year.  Part I will give you some basic ideas on how to get started providing foraging opportunities for your … Continue reading

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Oliver’s Garden Handcrafted Bird Toys and Perches

I saw a blog post at Coco’s Flock with a review of Oliver’s Garden bird toys and perches.  I have been coveting the platform perches made by Susan Tuck, owner at Oliver’s Garden Bird Toys, ever since. I finally ordered my … Continue reading

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Avian Stainless

I recently purchased stainless steel toys from Avian Stainless.  I have to tell you that I am very impressed with these toys.  They are made of premium quality stainless steel and expertly crafted with attention to every detail.  I love their … Continue reading

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