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Keep up with your high-energy parrot.

By Sally Blanchard

Handling a high-energy parrot can be quite exhaustingLast summer I got a terrier that was 8 months old. The previous owner was unable to relate to such a high-energy puppy. I had lived with terriers before, so I was prepared. I think the other thing that made it easier for me is that I have lived with a caique for 20 years.

I have often thought of caiques as the terriers of the parrot world and the other way around. The big difference between my puppy and my caique, Spike, is that I have more experience working with the high energy of parrots.

**For the full article, pick up the August 2009 issue of BIRD TALK**

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