Articles About Flight Training
The articles contained in the blog section “Article Posts” are discussions by Chris Biro on subjects relating to training parrots for flight. Chris mainly focuses on flight outdoors though on occasion does mention aspects that relate to indoor flight only. Chris is currently adding or editing the material on a regular basis. The articles presented in the “Article Posts” are written by Chris Biro, who retains full copyright protection for the content therein.
The nature vs. nurture debate relates to the relative importance of an individual's genetic "innate qualities" (nature) as compared to an individual's personal experiences (nurture) in causing individual differences in physical and behavioral traits. From an animal...
Keeping animals in captivity provides back up populations for struggling wild populations, allowing us to breed and release from these populations. But these captive populations do much more than this. They also provide opportunities to learn things about the animals...
No place we keep parrots is 100% safe. Actually it seems that accidents in the aviary were more dangerous than flying freely. But it was mainly the things we were not expecting that caused us the most problems flying outdoors or in the aviary. The things we did expect...
This article discusses issues involved with hand feeding baby parrots and how to identify potential problems as they occur. Written by Ray Varella.
2 Day Flight Training Class November 9th - 11th Moab Utah Flying in Moab, Utah The Fly Week in Moab, Utah is an experience for those with a love of flighted parrots. Learn about training and experience trained parrots flying freely in the fabulous wilds of Moab. Set...
This article contains a discussion of the pros and cons of training freeflight for parrots.
This article contains sources of information for identifying hawks.
This article contains discussion of how to keep a clicker a powerful tool. Also discussed are primary and secondary reinforcers.
This article contains information and a discussion related to selecting parrot species for free-flight.
This article contains a discussion of how to use a clicker properly.
Resources and More
An educationally based pirate-themed parrot show performing at state and county fairs since 1991. The Pirate’s Parrot Show is a Fun, Educational, and Interactive experience for all ages and cultures.
One in every eight bird species in the world today is in danger of extinction and these numbers are increasing! Find out how this non-profit organization started by Chris Biro can help save and protect parrots and other birds.
An Alternate Perspective – Enjoy these audio Podcasts of Chris with guests discussing the nature of training flighted birds. The discussions are intended to be loosely structured around a general topic.
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