educate our audiences regarding avian habitat, behaviors, and relevant and
interesting characteristics and facts pertaining to each species. We demonstrate
natural behaviors often seen only in the wild, and inform our audiences about
the challenges that face many of our rapidly vanishing species.
our audiences through trained and natural behaviors that demonstrate each
bird's natural and comic behaviors. Each production includes, scripting,
musical and sound effects, appropriate trainer costuming, and expert show
direction. We are also happy to provide advice and assistance in the design
of appropriate set, stage, and backstage design to assure the best environment
for the show and on-site housing of the birds.
Trained comic behaviors may include: riding a bicycle or scooter, roller-skating, playing basketball, somersaults, headstands, singing, talking, animal impersonations, retrieval of props from the audience, hoop flying, swinging, and more.
All of our birds are trained exclusively with Positive Reinforcement techniques. Utmost care is given to each bird to create a personal bond between bird and trainer that is deeply rooted in each behavior. This technique allows our trainers to achieve a level of precision and consistency that assures quality, diversity, and maximum impact of each performance.
Carvalho's Friends of a Feather provides unique and personalized service to accommodate the diverse needs of any client, location, or venue. We acquire our birds from only the most reputable breeders and zoological parks. We do not condone the acquisition nor acquire any of our birds from their natural habitat. Our aim is to help promote and preserve species in their natural habitat.