This blog is for sharing training information, including that from my experiences with Carly, a Congo African Grey parrot who was born in December 2004. Carly was severely clipped as a baby and never fledged. We started training at about a year old, and flight training at 1 1/2 years as her flight feathers grew back in.
I am a big fan of Dr Susan Friedman's works on parrot behavior (http:www.behaviorworks.org) and try to use those principles in not only flight training, but all aspects of our daily life.
An article about Carly’s training is in the Spring 2008 issue of Good Bird Magazine: Carly Gets Her Wings: Flight Training an Unfledged African Grey Parrot. Individual blog posts also contain notes and thoughts from along the way, as well as updates on training the new members of the flock, plus guest columns, training resource links and information on parrot conservation.
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