Resolving Biting Behavior, Using Positive Reinforcement
Many people are vexed by their parrots biting, and simply do not know what to do about this aspect of parrot behavior. Other people have no problems with this. Maybe the second group knows something special!!!
The Pittsburgh affiliate of Parrot Education & Adoption Center (PEAC) is presenting a class on, “RESOLVING BITING BEHAVIOR, USING POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT” on Sunday April 29, 2012, at 1:30 PM, at The Norwin Public Library.
This class will be taught by Scott Reichert, Director of the Pittsburgh affiliate of PEAC. Mr. Reichert is extensively experienced with the techniques he will be discussing and has taught this class numerous times in the past. As he interacts with absolutely all of the birds that come into our adoption program, he is constantly using them with new birds, refining and improving, even more, his proficiency with this discipline. We are lucky that he is available to share his knowledge and experience with us. It is unusual to find someone who is constantly interacting to make friends, with such a variety of new birds, on the scale that Mr Reichert does.
This class is one of the required classes to adopt or foster a bird from the Pittsburgh affiliate of Parrot Education & Adoption Center.
ASK AN AVIAN VET
For several decades, Dr. Robert Wagner, DVM has been among the foremost, go-to veterinarians with extensive expertise in avian issues, in the Western Pennsylvania area. His vast experience with exotic animals has included time as a veterinarian at The Pittsburgh Zoo, National Aviary at Pittsburgh, assistant professor in two different medical departments at The University of Pittsburgh, and seeing patients at VCA Fox Chapel Animal Hospital, near Pittsburgh, PA. We are thrilled to have him available to discuss avian medical issues and answer your questions at this event.
The Pittsburgh affiliate of Parrot Education & Adoption Center is very proud to present an informal discussion with Dr. Wagner, “ASK AN AVIAN VET”, on Sunday April 29, 2012, at 3:00 PM, at The Norwin Public Library. It is expected to conclude at approximately 4:00 PM.
FOR SAFETY REASONS, PLEASE DO NOT BRING BIRDS TO OUR EVENTS
LOCATION: The Norwin Public Library , 100 Caruthurs Lane, Irwin, PA 15642 Click here for a Google map .
ADMISSION: Both of these events are free to members of any of the affiliates of PEAC. Admission for nonmembers is $10.00 for either or both of these events. That is, if you come to one of the events it costs $10.00. If you come to both of them, it still only costs $10.00, but you get more information value for your money. If you wish to get even more value for your money, why not join the Pittsburgh affiliate of PEAC?
MEMBERSHIP: Membership in PEAC is inexpensive. A single membership is only $20.00 for a year. A family membership is only $30.00 for a year. One of the benefits of membership is that you will receive free or discounted admission an a variety of bird related classes and events, throughout the year. If you join PEAC at this class or discussion, your admission will be free.
PRE-REGISTRATION: Pre-Registration for our classes helps us to anticipate the quantities needed, and coordination of, resources for our presentations. This applies to both members and non-members. Please pre-register if you are pretty sure that you will be attending. It would sure help us out! You can pre-register for the Biting Class at this link: http://www.pitpeac.org/popregister.php?id=64 You can pre-register for the Vet discussion here: http://www.pitpeac.org/popregister.php?id=65 If you are not a member of any of the affiliates of PEAC, and are not planning to join PEAC, and are coming to the Vet Discussion only, admission will be collected at the door. If you pre-register for this, though, the admission cost will be reduced by $2.00, to $8.00 instead of $10.00. Why not join PEAC, if you can?
Representatives of PEAC will be present at the class to discuss the activities of the organization, adoptable birds, volunteer, and fostering opportunities. Some of the adoptable birds in our adoption program will be there. Will you?
Parrot Education & Adoption Center was established in 1996 and has affiliates in several states in the US. It purpose is to promote education on topics related to the keeping of parrots and to rehome parrots that have lost their homes into appropriate new homes, where they will receive proper care. The Pittsburgh affiliate of PEAC is approved by the IRS as a not-for-profit, public charity, under section 501(c)3 of the tax code. It is staffed entirely by volunteers. Donations to PEAC in monetary or material form, or as service performed, as well as expenses incurred in the conducting of PEAC activities, including vehicle milage, may be tax deductable, depending on the specific circumstances.
The Pittsburgh affiliate of Parrot Education & Adoption Center
Scott R. Reichert, Director
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