You've got to see it to believe it!
The Trained Alexandrines have been performing faithfully for 15 years here at Parrots In Paradise, and prior to that we traveled all over for 5 years.
They have happily worked for many bus groups and visitors over the years. In that time we used positive reinforcement, rewarding them with praise and treats after a trick. Our parrots were never punished when they did not perform.
Knowing the birds are having a ball is great fun for the young and old. The bird's ability to solve puzzles and evidence of cognitive thought has to be seen to be believed.
But time has taken it's toll on not only the parrots but also on the humans.
So it was decided to do one final show for a professional vidographer in order to capture all of the show in spite of our losing one of our parrot team to a stroke and another to cataracts.
The Videographer was able to cobble in the missing performers tricks thanks to old videos.
So now when you visit you get the show in it's entirety. Nothing is missed.
We can do nothing about Lena who was taken by the stroke. But Kelele, who has cataracts will, once he is fully blind, will be given an eye operation, because this bird gave faithfully of himself for 20 years, and he will likely live at least the same again, so he deserves to be able to see in that time. So we are saving to get the $4000 for his operation.
For Bookings and info
2 Barrs Rd
Tel: (07) 5438 7719
To get the very best experience,
when booking PLEASE allow yourself at lease two hours for your visit
so you get to see and do everything.
Advice and Gender Determination
Dail Malins, with 52 years experience in bird/animal husbandry, is available to give advice to anyone that needs it.
New Baby Advice
We specialize in Eclectus and Alexandrine parrots here, and for anyone that has recently acquired a new baby, we have advice sheets just a click away.
Click the picture (to the left) that corresponds to your parrot.
You can get a heap of information on either the Alex or Eccie
Check out this site too It is VERY good.
If you've just collected a baby Eclectus or Alexandrine parrot from Parrots in Paradise, make sure you bookmark this page.
Feel free to call back whenever you need to as Dail is ready to answer any questions you might have.
Dail Malins has written a book that will cover most of the questions asked when thinking of purchasing a new member of your family.
Just send Dail an email firstname.lastname@example.org and she will give you the details so you can obtain one of her books.
Problem behavior advice
Are you worried about the behavior your bird is exhibiting? Perhaps it has been a tame friend and has now turned on you. Maybe your bird is plucking it's feathers, or wont let you go near the cat! Whatever your situation there is a good chance Dail will be able to identify what is going on and help you resolve the problem.
Alexandrine Gender Determination
As it can take up to four years for male Alexandrines to develop the rings that announce they are a boy, it's hard to tell their sex. You can DNA test, or have your bird examined surgically by a vet.... Or you can just ask Dail.
Dail will not declare a bird male or female without being 99% certain. In the last decade and a half she has only been uncertain twice!
Gender determination costs $10. Here's what you need
2 shots of the parrot's head in profile left side
2 shots of the parrots head in profile right side.
2 shots from a bit of a distance showing full body in profile (either side)
2 shots of your parrots feet from the front standing on a flat surface.
If you live within close distance of Parrots in
Paradise you may make an appointment and
bring your Alexandrine for a visit.