Midwest Bird Expo 2010

March 24, 2010 by  
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The Midwest Bird Expo 2010, will be held in the Kane County Exhibition Hall on 22 May 2010, and is an event that all bird lovers should attend. Not only will there be a breathtaking exotic bird show for visitors to enjoy, but the show has organized a host of guest speakers. Talks will be held by Mark Bittner (Author of The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill), Dr. Irene Pepperberg (Cognitive Psychologist), Dr. Karen Becker (Avian Veterinarian and Holistic Practitioner), Irena Schultz (Director of Bird Lovers Only Inc), Mick AcAuliffe (Animal Behavior and Training Specialist), George and Bernadette Richter (S.O.A.R) and Sy Montgomery (An award winning author).

To find out more about this fascinating bird expo and its guests, visit the official expo website at http://www.midwestbirdexpo.com/. The Midwest Bird Expo will open its door at 09:30 am and close at 4 pm.

Date: 22 May 2010
Venue: Kane County Exhibition Hall
City: St Charles, Illinois
Country: United States of America

FWCAS Parrot Symposium 2009

September 15, 2009 by  
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The second annual Florida West Coast Avian Society Parrot Symposium will be held at the Sarasota Hyatt on the 7th and 8th of November 2009. Everything bird enthusiasts might want to know will be discussed at the 2009 FWCAS Parrot Symposium with guests speakers such as Cassie Malina talking about Operant Conditioning Training, behavior being discussed by Sally Blanchard and Glenn Reynolds bringing conservation awareness to the symposium, from the World Parrot Trust. The FWCAS Parrot Symposium is a celebration of birds and an opportunity to promote awareness and correct care for exotic birds.

Date: 7 – 8 November 2009
Venue: Sarasota Hyatt
City: Sarasota, Florida
Country: United States of America

Teaching Bird Tricks: The Wave

October 20, 2008 by  
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Many bird owners see programs on television where birds are performing tricks, saying cute lines and interacting with their owners on a personal level. Most of these owners wish to have the same relationship with their own birds, but do not realize how easy it is to teach a bird a few tricks. With a little patience and a few minutes of dedication a day, birds can be taught a number of tricks and they are often more perceptive than owners realize. But first there must be trust between the pet bird and its owner.

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Mini Macaws Make Magnificent Pets

August 4, 2008 by  
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Aspiring bird owners often think that a Macaw will make the perfect pet bird. But after a bit of research they find that these larger parrots require a lot of care and effort, mainly due to their size. If that is a concern that you have, you may want to consider a Mini Macaw instead. These beautiful birds are every bit as striking and full of personality as their much larger counterparts – but they’re far easier to care for!

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Target Training Your Bird

July 29, 2008 by  
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You might think its cool when your friend calls his bird over and it lands on his arm – but how do you get yours to follow suit? Your bird has been sitting in his cage so long that you’re not even sure he knows how to fly. Target training birds is not very difficult, but it helps to understand how to go about it in a way that benefits the bird and never causes it to become tired or uncomfortable.

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