– It’s not a Top 10 List and they certainly aren’t Stupid Pet Tricks, but “20 Parrot Tricks in 2 Minutes” Michael Sahzin and feathered friends appear on “Late Night with David Letterman”. http://TrainedParrot.com/Letterman
– I Dreamz of Cheeseburger – YouTube Featuring the incomparable Disco the parakeet.
– what is a surrogate enemy? and why is one so important for you parrot?? By Feathered Sanctuary
– Pscittacine cinema: Dubstep parrot… – YouTube –DAISY THE INCREDIBLE DANCING COCKATOO – YouTube — Cockatiel Spike sings tequila – YouTube courtesy The Parrot Club Bulletin. –The Cockatoo Feeding The Husky! is from Arizona ExoticBirds Aviary. — The baby goldens loving the new toys elke hanna
– Snowball the dancing cockatoo news: Daft Or Punk? This Dancing Cockatoo Wants It Both Ways – Crabby …
– Parrot trivia: Lorita, a Spanish speaking parrot, accompanied Thor Heyderdahl and the crew of the Kon-tiki on their historic 1947 voyage on a raft-like vessel from Peru to Polynesia. Source: “The Boston Globe”.
–BBC News – Dinosaur had flamboyant, multi-coloured plumage news.bbc.co.uk Thanks to Lara Joseph.
– SEX: (Wonder how many people read this item first?) It’s springtime and your parrot may be doing some odd things that you may or may not recognize as sexual behavior- like throwing up on his toys – or you! Sally Blanchard‘s inexpensive ($8.49 – 24 pages) .pdf publication on “Sexual Behavior in Parrots” answers questions about triggers for sexual behavior, what it looks like, how to cut back on it, how we contribute to the sexual behavior of our parrots and why excessive sexual behavior can create health problems. It is one of 12 inexpensive, information packed, publications in my Parrots Made E-Z series: https://companionparrotonline.com/Parrots_made_EZ.html
– WindyCityParrot.com on mini macaws. http://bit.ly/11QxOQT
– “From the parrot’s beak” presents The Parrot Beak – Pet birds and Parrot Talking Abilities – Pet birds from The Bird Channel
– “Mary Angel’s Live New Age Chat” airs at 5 on Tues. 5/7 featuring George Moore and Sammy an M2 and certified therapy bird Call ins 203 345 0100 site is Soundviewtv.org once there upper left corner flashing red light click on it. Usually the show does not pop up but scroll down to click here and it should take you to the broadcast. Mary encourages pics of birds to be emailed to me at email@example.com with name and info on the bird. Future show topics include bird astrology, crystals for bird rooms, Reiki for birds, intuitive bird communication and so much more
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– A woman at a bird club meeting brought a box of the new Reynolds cooking bags made of aluminum and plastic. She used 2 bags at 375 for 40 minutes and after coming back in 30 minutes found her Amazon closest to the kitchen pumping for air and eyes were burnt from the fumes…Metallic fumes filled the air…The bird likely would have been dead in another 10 minutes…Other birds suffered eye irritations. From an email alerted to us by Dennis Bohn
– World Parrot Trust presents Parrot Care Podcasts; a series of in-depth conversations with leading experts that address topics such as health, nutrition, enrichment, behavior and more, designed to help caregivers provide the best life possible for their feathered friends. In the first podcast, Dr. Scott Echols, DVM explains what is known about Proventricular Dilitation Disease (PDD) and Avian Bornavirus, and discuss options available for caregivers faced with this disease.You can listen (audio only) to the first 2 by clicking the below link and then clicking the red Listen Now buttons: http://www.parrots.org/index.php/forumsandexperts/podcasts/ Sheldon Orloff.
– Bird people in the news: Avian enrichment specialist Robin Shewokis is at the Manassas VA Bird Mart on 5/4-5.–Lara Joseph had an event packed weekend including two private open houses at The Animal Behavior Center. She’s prepping for a first public open house in May, a speaking engagement in Chicago, and the first Workshop at the Center in June. She’s planning a road trip to check out possible future training teachers at the Center- and she wants to squeeze in some birding as well! ABC Workshop – Lara Joseph — Irena Schulz at Bird Fever Tues. 7/7 6 to close for a book-signing event in Indianapolis, IN at Bird Fever, the largest bird supply store in the midwest.
– With Mother’s Day just a little over a week away, order your “Life with Alex” DVD and get free 1st class shipping (US only). Offer starts now and will end on Sun. 5/5 at 11:00 PM EST. www.LifeWithAlexMovie.com
– Readin’ material: The newest “AFA Watchbird”, featuring a St. Lucia Amazon as coverbird is out. To get a copy go to http://www.afabirds.org/membership.shtml– WPT Flock Talk eNewsletter for April 2013 – Issue 68
– Clubbin’: Concetta Ferragamo, northeast chair of American Federation for Aviculture and Robin Shewokis, renowned avian enrichment specialist; host the Sat.5/18 1-4:30 meeting of the Parrot Safari New England Bird Club at the Best Western Executive Court in Manchester, NH. The meeting will showcase bird behavior issues and includes wing and nail trimming, a toy workshop and toy sales from Robin’s Leather Elves parrot supply company, based in Weymouth, MA. Hank the black cockatoo will be there- and your own pet birds are welcome
– Showtime: Greater NY Pet Expo 5/4 10-6 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 800-977-3609 x110 – firstname.lastname@example.org — Berks County Bird Club Bird Mart 5/4 10-4 Gilbertsville Fire Company, 1454 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, PA 610-944-9799 – email@example.com — Feathered Sanctuary appears at That Fish Place That Pet Place 5/4 10-3 for a day of fun pet events including a pet costume contest, animal caricatures and more. 237 Centerville Rd., Lancaster. –And the fun continues Pet Day 5/5 12-5 Life Celebration Home 234 W. Orange St. Lancaster, PA features a blessing of the animals, artists, adoptions, rescues, pet pic contest, microchipping and more. (717) 397- 8255. — Arizona Seed Crackers Society Spring Bird Mart 5/5 Phoenix Marriott Mesa Hotel & Convention Center 200 North Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona 85201 Adults $ 5.00 Seniors (60 +) $4.00 Children 12 and under admitted FREE and FREE PARKING http://phoenix.ebayclassifieds.com/birds/mesa/sun-conure-parrot-bird-bir… — Parrot Breeders and Exhibitors Society of NSW Bird Sale Sun. 5/5 at the Fairfield Showgrounds in Sydney, Australia. Sponsored by “Australian BirdKeeper”.– TASC’s Midwest Bird Expo Sat. 5/11 9:30-4 at Kane County Exhibition Hall 525 South Randall Hall St. Charles, IL .Seminar speakers this year will be holistic vet Dr Karen Becker, Alycia Antheunisse, Carolyn Efstathion, Patricia Sund, and Lara Joseph. Irena Schulz will be at the Bird Lovers Only booth with pre-autographed copies of the “Snowball the Dancing Cockatoo” book – all signed by author Sy Montgomery, illustrator Judith Oksner, and Sir Snowball. www.midwestbirdexpo.com 855-76-BEAKS – TASCChicago@aol.com– Atlanta’s Exotic Bird Fair 5/11-12 9-5; 10-4 North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross, GA 770-279-9899 – firstname.lastname@example.org– — Baltimore Bird Fanciers 22nd Annual Bird Mart 5/18 9-4 Tall Cedars of Lebanon Hall, 2501 Putty Hill Ave., Baltimore, MD 410-256-9326 – email@example.com– Expo Arizona Aviculture Society Spring 2013 Bird Mart Sun. 5/19 9-3 . El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th Street (just south of the 202 Freeway on 40th Street), Phoenix, Arizona. FREE Parking AAS is a non-profit organization. and proceeds benefit aviculture-related educational programs.
– Rescue me: Conure attacked by Raccoon Her wing was torn off, her crop is ripped open and she has internal injuries. The vet estimate is already in excess of $1,000. Help her by going to the this link and donating to her care. http://youcaring.com/conure — She only saw Beautiful | – Feathered Angels — Look inside a New York parrot rescue Birds Find a Home Brooklyn News Service Diane Ciardullo
– Meanwhile Down Under: Australian friend o’ the column publisher Sheryll Boyce has been busy! Galahs are a species of white cockatoo. Info on this bird can be found in “Australian BirdKeeper” magazine’s book “A Guide to Australian White Cockatoos as Pet and Aviary Birds”. http://www.birdkeeper.com.au/CatalogueRetrieve.aspx?ProductID=810977&A=SearchResult&SearchID=5467884&ObjectID=810977&ObjectType=27 Phil Digney, author of “A Guide to Incubation & Handraising Parrots” is well known for his experience with black cockatoos. He’s taken up a position with the Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre, Kaarakin, in an effort to support the dwindling black cockatoo species in Western Australia. You can support them at http://www.blackcockatoorecovery.com/ Grab a 20% discount on all “A Guide to” series bird books! http://www.birdkeeper.com.au/bargain-nest/special-20-off And, for the digital version of our magazine “Australian BirdKeeper” go to http://www.birdkeeper.com.au/Default.aspx?PageID=3545107&A=SearchResult&SearchID=5472605&ObjectID=3545107&ObjectType=1
– Lost. Roxxi; African grey. 4/26 Newtown Sq. area, Delaware County, PA. Call Lauren (267) 994-0395.