2010 BOAF Bird Show

September 28, 2010 by  
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The annual BOAF Bird Show will be hosted for one day only, on 23 October 2010, at the All Dogs Gym in Manchester. Birds will still be on sale at the bird fair, with breeders at the vendors tables, as the Bird Sales Room will not be available at this year’s show. There will be an array of bird related products on sale at the fair, such as nutrition, toys, cages and bird accessories. The best in show judging competition will take place throughout the day, with winners being announced in the afternoon, at the awards ceremony.

Birding enthusiasts interested in attending the 2010 BOAF Bird Show, can visit the website at www.boaf.com/birdShow.htm for more information.

Date: 23 October 2010
Venue: All Dogs Gym
City: Manchester
Country: United States of America

Exotic Bird Fair Show Expo 2010

April 9, 2010 by  
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Medina is getting ready to host one of the biggest exotic bird fairs in the state, which will be held on the 23rd of May 2010, at the Medina Fairgrounds. Visitors to the fair can look forward to browsing through a variety of vendor stores selling products such as nesting boxes, perches, bird cages, food cups and bird cages. Breeders will also be attending, with numerous exotic hand raised birds being available for visitors to marvel at and buy. There will also be food stalls, lucky draws and raffles.

For more information in regard to the show and its vendors, visit the official expo website at http://www.exoticbirdfairexpo.com/.

Date: 23 May 2010
Venue: Medina Fairgrounds
City: Medina, Ohio
Country: United States of America

San Jose Bird Mart 2010

March 24, 2010 by  
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From 9 am to 3 pm, on 18 April 2010, the San Jose Bird Mart will be hosted in the Santa Clara Fairgrounds. It is an event for the entire family to enjoy, and is a wheelchair friendly event. This birding event will offer a host of products for visitors to purchase, such as cages, novelty gifts, nutrition and toys. There will of course also be a number of colorful exotic birds for visitors to marvel at, and is the ideal event to find a new member for the family. The San Jose Bird Mart is free to children under the age of five, with adult tickets being $8 and children between the ages of six to twelve paying $2.

To find out more about the show, or how to become a vendor at the event, visit the San Jose Bird Mart website at http://www.sanjosebirdmart.com/.

Date: 18 April 2010
Venue: Santa Clara Fairgrounds
City: San Jose
Country: United States of America

Exotic Bird Club of Florida Fair 2010

February 24, 2010 by  
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To discover the beauty of the exotic birds of Florida, the Exotic Bird Club of Florida Fair 2010 is the place to be. Hosted by the Exotic Bird Club of Florida on 14 March 2010, the fair will offer a magnificent variety of birds that will be on display and for sale. Various vendors will also be attending, selling products ranging from nutrition to bird cages and toys. Visitors to the fair can also look forward to raffle tables, snack bars and a grand prize draw.

For more information in regard to the Exotic Bird Club of Florida Fair, contact the club at info@exoticbirdclubofflorida.com.

Date: 14 March 2010
Venue: Greater Palm Bay Senior Centre
City: Palm Bay, Florida
Country: United States of America

Caring for a Lost Bird

November 25, 2009 by  
Filed under Pet Birds

The most terrifying experience for a bird owner is to have their beloved pet bird escape and fly away. Fears for their well-being and safety are overwhelming. Equally difficult to deal with is finding a lost bird in your garden and not knowing how to care for it until alternative arrangements can be made, or the original owners can be found. Not everyone has a spare bird cage lying around the house, and if the bird was able to make it to its new destination, the chances of him flying off again are pretty good.

Lost birds are often found near homes as they are scared and confused by their unfamiliar surroundings, and over and above the fear of not knowing how to return home, they are hungry and thirsty. One can almost always lure a pet bird into your home or near enough to place a towel over them for capture with food, water, calling and a lot of patience. Once captured, it is essential to remember the basic needs of a bird and to reduce stress as it can be fatal. Trying to touch the bird or befriend it can cause an aggressive reaction, which is due to the stress of a new environment and fear.

It is suggested that a lost bird be placed in a small bathroom or unused room, without a lot of noise and disturbance, where it is able to relax and feel safe. Any room should be made bird friendly, by removing any toxic bottles, closing all toilets and taking away any item that could be damaged by the bird through chewing on it. Birds are also more comfortable if they are perched and with food and water be placed near to where they perched. A backed chair can be useful in this regard. Getting down to a pet shop to get a packet of seeds is recommended, but if that is not an option, fruits, unsalted nuts, vegetables and cooked pasta (without sauce or seasoning) can also be offered. Foods to stay away from, which can cause serious harm to a bird, include onions, alcohol, avocado and chocolate. If a bird is not perching itself or it is suspected that the bird might be injured, the assistance of a veterinarian is strongly advised. The reunion between a grateful owner and lost pet is always worth the effort.

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