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Episode 51 Parrot Problems: A Positive Approach: How to Stay Sane in Emotional Whirlwinds
Episode 51 of COCKATUDE: PARROT PROBLEMS: a positive approach: how to stay sane in an emotional whirlwind.

There are those times, don't you agree, when you are sure that the people in white coats are coming to take you away to the funny farm. Alternately, sometimes you think you're already there. Parrots are not difficult creatures by nature. Yet, they are so different from us that their expectations can conflict with ours. Let's face it, they are not feathered kids they are living dinosaurs.

So before you hit that big red panic button I offer some of my personal solutions based on my experience, the teachings of my mentors, and behavior science.

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