The unsustainable African Grey Parrot trade in South Africa

The unsustainable African Grey Parrot trade in South Africa

Thousands upon thousands of African Grey Parrots are are caught in the wild and exported to South Africa and emerging markets. Caught in nets and snares at drinking points. Chicks and eggs poached from wild nests. Hundreds dying during capture and transit when traders see them as having NO value. Fed on peanuts and crammed into crates like stuffed toys. Only when the trader drives away from the airport in South Africa do the remaining parrots become worth a lot of money. Who cares where they came from or what they went through to get there? We need to HALT all further imports of wild-caught African Grey Parrots into South Africa. Import levels have peaked at levels that make it impossible for local parrot breeders to compete and remain in business. We are seeing a trend developing that spells doom for African Greys in the wild. Stand up and be counted. Together we can stop this… Email us at: africa@worldparrottrust.org or Post a comment on YouTube

How to Train a Parrot : The Don’ts of Training Parrots

How to Train a Parrot : The Don’ts of Training Parrots

Learn what not to do when training a parrot, like changing the environment and having distractions going on while training; learn more parrot training tips in this free pet care video about what not to do when training a parrot. Expert: Elizabeth Cantu Bio: Elizabeth Cantu has owned and been working with parrots since 1994. She has been active in captive parrot rescue and rehabilitation. Filmmaker: julio costilla

How to Train a Parrot : How to Begin a Training Session with Parrots

How to Train a Parrot : How to Begin a Training Session with Parrots

Parrot lover shows how to begin a training session with parrots, and gives tips like starting and ending training sessions with treats and a positive environment, in this free pet care video about training parrots. Expert: Elizabeth Cantu Bio: Elizabeth Cantu has owned and been working with parrots since 1994. She has been active in captive parrot rescue and rehabilitation. Filmmaker: julio costilla

How to Train a Parrot : How to Train Parrots to Stop Biting

How to Train a Parrot : How to Train Parrots to Stop Biting

You can stop parrots from biting two ways, by distracting the bird and figuring out why the bird wants to bite you and change up their environment. Learn more in this free pet care video. Expert: Elizabeth Cantu Bio: Elizabeth Cantu has owned and been working with parrots since 1994. She has been active in captive parrot rescue and rehabilitation. Filmmaker: julio costilla

Training Baby Parrots

Training Baby Parrots

Training a new parrot with positive reinforcement can set them up for a lifetime of success. In this video you can see two young parrots (Beni and Wrigley) demonstrate what they have learned in just a few short months. They are off to the Kaytee Learning Center where they will be ambassadors for their species. Here they will teach children about conservation and responsible pet ownership. You will see their first appearance at a school near the end of the clip. To learn more about training your bird, addressing behavior problems and most of all having a great relationship with your parrot visit www.GoodBirdinc.com. Barbara Heidenreich Copyright Good Bird Inc 2009