The Sage On The Cage


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A talk about the inspiration and life lessons that parrots bring into our lives.

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The Sage On The Cage

  1. 1. The Sage on the Cage Advice from Parrots on Better Living
  2. 2. Birds and Words
  3. 8. Half-Way Marks the Spot
  4. 9. What the Parrot Says: <ul><li>Know how you parrot fits into your life. </li></ul><ul><li>Balance. Balance. Balance. </li></ul><ul><li>Be Kind to your parrot. </li></ul><ul><li>Be Kind to yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Be Kind to one another. People are animals too </li></ul>
  5. 10. Live Life Committed
  6. 11. What the Parrot Says: <ul><li>Work to have a healthy relationship. </li></ul><ul><li>Live with a parrot that doesn’t scream, doesn’t bite, doesn’t cuss, doesn’t chew on the furniture. </li></ul><ul><li>Raise everyone like you raise your parrot. </li></ul>
  7. 12. Chase Change
  8. 13. What the Parrot Says: <ul><li>Introduce new toys. </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce new places. </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce new experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t let your relationship stagnate. </li></ul>
  9. 14. Never Stop Learning
  10. 15. What the Parrot Says: <ul><li>Learn about natural behavior. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about advances in nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about medicine. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about advances in care. </li></ul><ul><li>Do this in all aspects of your life. </li></ul>
  11. 16. Live Better, Live Long…But Don’t Live Scared!
  12. 17. What the Parrot Says: <ul><li>Avoid foods that are unhealthy or toxic. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid fumes and smoke. </li></ul><ul><li>Eat your fruits and veggies. </li></ul><ul><li>Get sunlight. </li></ul><ul><li>Live better. </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to the voice in your head, not “common wisdom”. </li></ul>
  13. 18. Communicate Clearly & Honestly
  14. 19. What the Parrot Says: <ul><li>Reward what you love. </li></ul><ul><li>Ignore what you dislike. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask what you are reinforcing before you offer a treat or your attention. </li></ul><ul><li>Do this with everyone in the house. </li></ul>
  15. 20. Have a Positive Outlook
  16. 21. What the Parrot Says: <ul><li>Always use positive reinforcement. </li></ul><ul><li>Build a positive relationship. </li></ul><ul><li>Even small negatives undermine relationships. </li></ul>
  17. 22. L00k Closer
  18. 23. What the Parrot Says: <ul><li>Learn the language of feathers and beaks. </li></ul><ul><li>Study body language. </li></ul><ul><li>Trust what you see more than what you hear. </li></ul><ul><li>Train your parrot so you can both hone your body language skills. </li></ul>
  19. 24. Embrace Your Creativity
  20. 25. What the Parrot Says: <ul><li>We all want enrichment. </li></ul><ul><li>Playing is practice for important things. </li></ul><ul><li>Make your own toys. </li></ul><ul><li>Rotate and introduce new things. </li></ul><ul><li>Stay busy! </li></ul>
  21. 26. Live Life Your Way
  22. 27. What the Parrot Says: <ul><li>Don’t try to be perfect, try to be happy. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand that there is no formula for perfection. </li></ul><ul><li>What’s best should be best for everyone. </li></ul>
  23. 28. Laugh at Yourself
  24. 29. What the Parrot Says: <ul><li>Engage with your parrot. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach him things that are fun for you too. </li></ul><ul><li>Laugh with your parrot. </li></ul>
  25. 30. HAVE FUN