Nov122011

Events for December, 2011

We have 2 events scheduled for December 2011.

1)  On SATURDAY, December 3, the Pittsburgh affiliate of PEAC will host a FREE OPEN HOUSE at the public library in Sewickley.  There will be toys and other items for sale and representatives of PEAC will be there to answer questions.  This will be from 10 AM to 3 PM.  Bring your friends and enemies, ….. neighbors, too!

 The Sewickley Library is located at:
500 Thorne St
Sewickley, PA 15143
412-741-6920

2) There is a Basic Birdkeeping class at The National Aviary at Pittsburgh, on Saturday, Dec. 10.  It is at 10AM and will end at approximately noon.  Admission is $25.00 per person.  PEAC members receive a $5.00 Discount.

The National Aviary at Pittsburgh is located at:
Allegheny Commons West
700 Arch St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-323-7265

 

 
Nov082011

Parrot Enrichment Class at the National Aviary @ Pittsburgh, PA

A class on enrichment of Parrots and other hookbill birds is being presented on SATURDAY, November 12, 2011 at 10:00 AM. It is being held at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Commons West, 700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212      412-323-7235.

The class will be presented by one of the trainers from the Aviary followed by a hands on workshop, in which you will have the opportunity to construct and take home an appropriate toy for your bird, at no additional cost.

True Parrots and other hookbill birds, such as Macaws, Cockatoos, Conures, Lories, Parakeets, Cockatiels, Lovebirds, and others are intelligent beings who need adequate intellectual stimulation to be successful companions and to maintain their health. This class discusses the environmental conditions, and appropriate activities and toys that will positively influence the well being and good quality of life for your bird(s) and you.

This course is a product of a cooperative partnership between the National Aviary at Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh affiliate of the Parrot Education and Adoption Center (PEAC). The National Aviary is known throughout the world for it’s collection of birds and it’s trained bird shows. PEAC was founded in San Diego in 1996, to promote the highest quality of education on how to properly care for companion hookbill birds and facilitate the successful rehoming of parrot type birds who have lost their homes, to new homes where they will receive proper care. PEAC has affiliated chapters in several states.

The Pittsburgh affiliate of PEAC is run entirely by volunteers and is an IRS class 501C(3) charitable organization. Representatives will be present to discuss the activities of PEAC, the birds available for adoption, and volunteer and home fostering opportunities.

Tuition of $25.00 for this program includes admission to the National Aviary for the entire day, the class and toy making workshop at 10:00 AM, and the toy(s) you will make. Members of the Aviary and/or PEAC receive a $5.00 discount. It is helpful to us if you pre-register for this event so that sufficient materials can be assured, however, you will be just as welcome if you come without pre-registering. http://www.pitpeac.org/seminars2.php

If you wish to join PEAC and/or the National Aviary, at the event, but prior to the start of the class, you will be able to receive the discount.

Membership in the Pittsburgh affiliate of PEAC is $20.00 for an individual, for a year. A family membership is only $30.00 for a year. PEAC members receive a discount on many events and classes, and others are free to PEAC members.

Nov042011

Have you seen that guy with the birds?

John Lege, known as, “That Guy With the Birds”, has been performing educational and entertaining shows around and beyond Western Pennsylvania. You don’t need to have a particular interest in birds, to be entertained by his family friendly shows. Unfortunately, most of his shows are for private affairs and are not opened to the general public.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC…..EVERYONE IS WELCOME…..OPEN TO THE PUBLIC…..EVERYONE IS WELCOME…..OPEN TO THE PUBLIC…..EVERYONE IS WELCOME

The Pittsburgh affiliate of the Parrot Education and Adoption Center (PEAC) presents John Lege, “That Guy with the Birds”, * “An Afternoon in the Rainforest” *, on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the Garden City Hall, 600 Garden City Drive, Monroeville, PA 15146. There will be snacks available for purchase, and representatives of PEAC will be there to discuss the organization, adoptable parrots, educational programs, rehoming unkeepable parrots, volunteering, and bird fostering opportunities.

This is a link to directions to Garden City Hall: http://www.gardencityhall.com/brochures.htm

ADMISSION IS ONLY $5.00 PER PERSON……….CHILDREN, AGED 4 OR UNDER ARE ADMITTED FREE.

MEMBERS OF PEAC ARE ADMITTED FREE.

Perhaps this would be a good time to JOIN the Pittsburgh affiliate of the Parrot Education and Adoption Center. Not only would this help us with our work, but members receive DISCOUNTS or FREE ADMISSION on a variety of classes and events, throughout the year. If you join at this event, your savings would be immediately applied on your admission.

MEMBERSHIP IN PEAC IS ONLY $30.00 FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR, FOR A FAMILY. An individual membership is only $20.00 for a year. New classes are being developed to complement and enhance our current offerings and special events are being planned, to occur throughout the coming new year.

The Parrot Education and Adoption Center (PEAC) was founded in San Diego, CA in 1996 to promote education about effective methods to keep and interact sucessfully with parrot type birds, and also to facilitate the rehoming of parrots that have lost their homes, into appropriate new homes where they will receive proper care. PEAC has affiliates in several states.

The Pittsburgh affiliate was established in 1998. In 2010 an initiative was implimented to expand the educational offerings and increase the ability of the organization to serve the parrot keeping public in the Pittsburgh area. The Pittsburgh affiliate of PEAC is classified by the IRS as a 501(c)3, Public Charitable Organization and is operated by volunteers.

The Pittsburgh affiliate of PEAC
Scott R Reichert, Director

Oct232011

An Afternoon in the Rainforest with John Lege

 

Oct122011

New Time for Basic care and training class at the National Aviary at Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh affiliate ot the Parrot Education and Adoption Center (PEAC) in cooperation with The National Aviary at Pittsburgh will present a class on introductory parrot keeping topics and basic bird training, on Saturday, Oct.15, 2011.  Led by Cathy Schlott,manager of interactive experiences at the Aviary, the class will be at 1:00 PM at the Aviary.  This is a new time for this class, which formerly was at 10:00 AM when it was presented.  This class also fulfills one of the class requirements for those who may wish to adopt a bird from, or foster a bird  for PEAC.

Admission is $25.00/person, however members of PEAC and/or the National Aviary receive a $5.00 discount.  This is a good reason to join the Pittsburgh affiliate of PEAC.  Individual membership is $20/yr and a family membership is $30/yr.  Members receive discounts or free admission to various PEAC events throughout the year.

If you wish to pre-register for this event to insure that you will be admitted, you can do so at this link:  http://www.pitpeac.org/seminars2.php  The Pittsburgh affiliate of PEAC was established in 1998 and is an IRS 501(c)3 public charity that is operated entirely by volunteers.  It’s purpose is to promote education about topics of relevance to people with an interest in parrot keeping, and also to rehome parrots that have lost their homes, into appropriate new homes where they will receive proper care.

The National Aviary at Pittsburgh is located at:  

National Aviary • Allegheny Commons West • 700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 • 412-323-7235     http://www.aviary.org
 

 

 

Oct032011

Proper Nutrion is Vital to Your Birds Health and Longevity…

…and often misunderstood, or miscommunicated, even in today’s literature.  So come to PEAC’s seminar this Sunday at the Norwin Library and get the real scoop.

PEAC’s own Ellen Smith will be sharing some of her nutritional knowledge with you.  Additionally, we will have a professional pastry chef using her talents applied to the proper nutrition and/or nutritional supplements you can use for your birds.  There will be samples to take home and a special surprise from Amber for the Humans too!  We will have handouts with recipes, literature from manufacturer’s and some birdy cookbooks.  (It can be a little difficult teaching them how to read.  Maybe Cathy Schlott could help with that at our next behavior course at the Aviary?!).  All of this for the low-low price of…FREE…with your membership (excluding teaching your birds to read).  Looking forward to seeing you there.Pre-registration is highly encouraged.  We will be providing handouts and refreshments, but if you don’t pre-register, we may not have enough.  No payment is required for pre-registration.  It just gives us a count of people attending.  AND IT’S EASY…To pre-register just click right here!

Sep232011

Aviary Seminar for Enrichment Cancelled for 9/24/2011

Unfortunately, we only had two people pre-register for the seminar.  There will be a basic care and behavior problem seminar at the National Aviary on October 15, 2011 and another enrichment seminar in November.  We have also added a couple more seminars for the fall, including a great family entertainment venue from John “That Guy With The Birds” Lege.  Please check our seminar page for more information.  Pre-registration, although not required does assist us in preparing for and making seminars available.

Sep202011

Parrot Enrichment Class at the National Aviary @ Pittsburgh, PA

A class on enrichment of Parrots and other hookbill birds is being presented on SATURDAY, September 24, 2011 at 10:00 AM. It is being held at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Commons West, 700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212      412-323-7235.

The class will be presented by one of the trainers from the Aviary and a hands on workshop, in which you will have the opportunity to construct and take home an appropriate toy for your bird, at no additional cost, will be conducted by a representative of the Pittsburgh affiliate of the Parrot Education and Adoption Center (PEAC).

True Parrots and other hookbill birds, such as Macaws, Cockatoos, Conures, Lories, Parakeets, Cockatiels, Lovebirds, and others are intelligent beings who need adequate intellectual stimulation to be successful companions and to maintain their health. This class discusses the environmental conditions, and appropriate activities and toys that will positively influence the well being and good quality of life for your bird(s) and you.

This course is a product of a cooperative partnership between the National Aviary at Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh affiliate of the Parrot Education and Adoption Center (PEAC). Generous donations were provided by The Snoring Mouthpiece Review, which offers reviews of anti snoring mouthpieces. They were essential to the course. The National Aviary is known throughout the world for it’s collection of birds and it’s trained bird shows. PEAC was founded in San Diego in 1996, to promote the highest quality of education on how to properly care for companion hookbill birds and facilitate the successful rehoming of parrot type birds who have lost their homes, to new homes where they will receive proper care. PEAC has affiliated chapters in several states.

The Pittsburgh affiliate of PEAC is run entirely by volunteers and is an IRS class 501C(3) charitable organization. Representatives will be present to discuss the activities of PEAC, the birds available for adoption, and volunteer and home fostering opportunities.

Tuition of $25.00 for this program includes admission to the National Aviary for the entire day, the class and toy making workshop at 10:00 AM, and the toy(s) you will make. Members of the Aviary and/or PEAC receive a $5.00 discount. It is helpful to us if you pre-register for this event so that sufficient materials can be assured, however, you will be just as welcome if you come without pre-registering. http://www.pitpeac.org/seminars2.php

If you wish to join PEAC and/or the National Aviary, at the event, but prior to the start of the class, you will be able to receive the discount.

Membership in the Pittsburgh affiliate of PEAC is $20.00 for an individual, for a year. A family membership is only $30.00 for a year. PEAC members receive a discount on many events and classes, and others are free to PEAC members.

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On Sunday, Oct 9, we will have a class on:

“HEALTHY FOOD, HEALTHY BIRD..COOKING FOR YOUR COMPANION PARROTS”

   ………Watch for details…….

Sep022011

Eat ice cream to help the homeless parrots – Saturday 9/03

On Saturday, September 3, 2011, from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Ben and Jerry’s Scoopshop will sponsor, “Parrot Education and Adoption Center Benefit Day“.  They will donate 20% of their sales, except for gift cards, to the Pittsburgh affiliate of the Parrot Education and Adoption Center.

The Parrot Education and Adoption Center (PEAC) was founded in San Diego, Ca in 1996 and has affiliates in several states, including in Pittsburgh, PA since 1998.  The Pittsburgh affiliate is run entirely by volunteers.  PEAC endeavors to promote the highest quality of education on the keeping of companion, parrot type birds and also facilitates the rehoming of parrots who have lost their homes, into appropriate new homes where they will receive proper care.

The Pittsburgh affiliate of PEAC thanks Life’sWork of Western Pennsylvania, the operator of Ben and Jerry’s Scoopshop and The Bagel Factory in Squirrel Hill.  Life’sWork of Western Pennsylvania has been helping people with barriers to gainful employment, come into the workforce, since 1927.

http://www.lifesworkwpa.org/index.php?id=28,70,0,0,1,0

Ben and Jerry’s is located at: 5885 Forbes Ave     Pittsburgh, PA 15217     412-521-7550

http://scoopshops.benjerry.com/scoopshops/squirrelhill/find-us.aspx

Please help the Pittsburgh affiliate of PEAC and Life’sWork of Western Pennsylvania continue their work by patronizing Ben and Jerry’s Scoopshop in Squirrel Hill on Saturday, September 3.

Don’t forget, PEAC will be at Phipps Conservatory from 1:30 to 2:30 on Saturday, as well.  The Conservatory is located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, minutes from Ben and Jerry’s in Squirrel Hill.

http://phipps.conservatory.org/visit-phipps/index.aspx

http://www.pitpeac.org

Aug282011

Plants and Parrots – We’ll be at Phipps Conservatory on Saturday 9/03

We’re coming to Phipps Conservatory in the Oakland section of  Pittsburgh on Saturday, September 3, 2011.    From 1:30 to 2:30 some of our members will be discussing, “Parrots and Plants”.  There are plants that are dangerous to your parrot, plants that improve the air in your house,  and others that are good to eat.   Never let a parrot chew on a poinsetta!!  Learn why.

This informal session is included in the admission to Phipps Conservatory.

   http://phipps.conservatory.org/visit-phipps/index.aspx