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 Post subject: Magic Bird
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:30 pm 
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i was thinking about purchasing a bird to assist in my magic performances.because i have limited knowledge on magic birds i was wondering if someone could help me choose the right bird. :)

Thanks Braden. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Bird
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:32 am 
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You need to think of a bird as an addition to the family, not a prop.

Sorry, without knowing more about you I won't recommend buying one.


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Bird
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:15 pm 
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Ok, however i was looking at buying a pet bird anyway but then i thought i could incorporated it with my magic. is this the right way to go?


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Bird
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:31 pm 
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Braden, Dave is right...birds are pets and not props. If you truly want to add a bird to your magic act, you'll need to think everything through first. What type of bird to buy, how much will it cost to keep the bird healthy (food, water etc.), purchasing a proper bird cage, how to train the bird, the bird's safety during performances. I could go on and on, but I won't. You need to be very sure this is what you really want, as there is plenty to consider when adding an animal to your magic act. Perhaps speak to your parents and see how they feel about you owning a bird. I would start there, first.


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Bird
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:39 pm 
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Many bird tricks can be done with silks, feather flowers, etc... Learn the routine with an inanimate object before even trying it with livestock.

I have seven birds as pets. (actually more like family members) Each of them has his own personality. I would be hard pressed to be able to incorporate any one of them into any sort of routine. Some would squawk or scream, others would bite (hard!), one would flail around in a panic and probably hurt herself. Like we said, birds aren't just props. You have to get to know them first before you'll know if their suitable for any kind of magic work.


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Bird
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:01 pm 
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Thank you for your advice. i would definitely treat one as a family member, and get to know it before even thinking about how it could help me!
again thank you for the advice!


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Bird
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:25 pm 
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Check this out, it helped me many years ago !

Encyclopedia Of Dove Magic by Marian Chavez


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Bird
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:53 pm 
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Ok thanks!


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