Saturday, FEBRUARY 11th
1 - 5 pm
Gathering for People and Birds
Following the viewing of The Real Macaw, be a part of the live taping of The Animal Shopping Club which can be seen Saturdays, 8 pm on Channel 56.
242 E. 53 St, New York, NY
next to Quest Book Shop
(between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
PBS NATURE'S "The Real Macaw"
NATURE takes you to the deepest enclaves of the Amazon for a first-hand look at macaws.
Everyone loves macaws. Playful, intelligent, beautiful, they are the stars of parrot parks and zoos, and the cherished pets of devoted owners around the world. All of which makes them prime targets for poachers, who can make enormous profits from illegal sales of the birds. Thousands are smuggled from the wild each year, and many die in the process.
In the forests of South America, several species of macaw are severely endangered. But there is hope on the horizon. Dr. Charlie Munn, a wealthy American who is also a leading ornithologist and world expert on parrots, has begun a campaign to promote eco-tourism as a means of saving the birds. Employing former poachers as conservationists, and providing locals with the means to start and maintain a trade in tourism instead of smuggling, he's betting that instead of buying birds, their fans will pay to see them in the wild.
NATURE'S "The Real Macaw" offers bird lovers the rare opportunity to enjoy these beautiful birds in their natural habitats rather than in pet stores and cages.
Feather Destructive Behavior Prevention
Frank G. Robertson, Moderator
MBA and MA (Education)
Certificate in Parrot Behavior
Frank G. Robertson and Eclectus companion Armand present how to help prevent and reduce Feather Destructive Behavior (FDB) in companion parrots through food foraging activities.
Food foraging toys that can be used in New York City homes will be used as part of a demonstration.
New research by Meehan, Millam and Mench of the Animal Behavior Graduate Group in the Dept. of Animal Science in the University of CA at Davis, show that you can help prevent and reduce Feather Destructive Behavior when you provide foraging opportunities for your companion parrots.
Meehan, Millam and Mench wrote “foraging opportunity and increased physical complexity both prevent and reduce psychogenic feather picking by young Amazon parrots.” To familiarize yourself with the subject for discussion at this Workshop, it is advisable to read the article before you attend. It can be read at the following website, in PDF format:
Dr. Laura Wade, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian) article:
“The Importance of Foraging Behavior in Captive Parrots” Volume 1-1 Spring 2005 issue, “Good Bird Magazine”
Dr. Wade’s article should be incorporated into the Workshop for optimum results.
Finches & Canaries Workshop
Beatriz I. Cazeneuve, Moderator
- Learn about Captive Passerines.
- See the difference between a Type, Song and Color Canary. One individual of each type will be shown.
- Free literature on Canary and Finch Care will be given out.
- Learn all about housing, diet and supplements, diseases, etc.VendorsPine Nuts for parrots will be available for sale.
Member Keila, a Canary aficionado, will be on hand to give Chair Massages $10 for 10 minutes.
Free for Members