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Lift

tags: book review, Lift, animal training, peregrine falcon, falconry, hawking, memoir, creative nonfiction, Rebecca K. O’Connor It’s rare indeed when I read a bird book by a previously-published author whom I’ve never heard of before, but a few months ago, I was contacted by a published writer who was unknown to me, asking if I…

Mouse Agility Course

tags: Mouse Agility Course, animal training, clicker training, target stick, behavior, behavioral modification, streaming video Training animals (and people) to do what you wish them to do is a vanishing art. However, there is a training method that is gaining popularity for teaching animals, ranging from rodents to whales, to perform certain behaviors on command.…

Tour of Chirpendale

tags: Bill and Coo, Tour of Chirpendale, film, movies, silly, funny, humor, fucking hilarious, animal training, birds, parrots, streaming video I have never seen nor heard of Bill and Coo (1948), but it’s a real treat. It features an all-bird cast (trained by George Burton) acting out a story involving Taxi Driver Bill Singer wooing…

tags: parrots, pets, birds, behavior, animal training, basketball-playing parrots, streaming video This amazing video of parrots playing basketball is fascinating watching because it shows the results of patience combined with excellent animal training techniques. This video shows clips from “1 on 1″ and “2 on 2″ basketball games, starring parrots, Bo and Yoda (Congo African…