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.

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). 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…….

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

The house wins with KENO!

 

If you are looking for a Blue and Gold Macaw, there’s no gamble with Keno.  He’s a nice boy and at 12, is entering adulthood well.  As Blue and Gold macaws go, he’s not particularly large, he’s nicely formed, nicely colored, and you can dance with him.  There’s nothing wrong with this boy!

“There, There”, Baby, Everything’s Fine

 

Baby, the Bare Eyed Cockatoo, doesn’t just live in the here and now, he’s interested in what’s happening, “there”, as well.  With Baby in your home, you’ll have to be aware of ,”there”, because he’ll greet it (“Hello, There”), and refer to it frequently.  When he’s not “there”, but is, “here”, he likes to dance.  He’s an amiable boy, a dancing fool, and not cranky, at all.

TIME CHANGE FOR BASIC CARE AND TRAINING CLASS ON SAT 8/13

The Basic Care and Training class at the National Aviary at Pittsburgh will be at 1:30 PM instead of 10:00 AM.  This time change is to allow a group of veterinary tech students to attend our class.    As the admission fee for the class also includes admission to the Aviary for the whole day, you can come earlier and visit the other displays and attractions then come join us at 1:30.  The class should take about 1.5 to 2 hours.  The National Aviary at Pittsburgh opens for the day at 10:00 AM.  Representatives of PEAC will be present to answer questions about the organization and discuss the adoption program, volunteer, and bird fostering opportunities.

You can pre-register for this class, to guarantee that a space will be available at:

http://www.pitpeac.org/seminars2.php

http://www.aviary.org

Coming events at The National Aviary and Phipps Conservatory

We’re coming to Phipps Conservatory in 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.

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

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

 

 

On Saturday, August 13, The National Aviary at Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh affiliate of The Parrot Education and Adoption Center will present a class on Basic Parrotkeeping and Training.  The trainers at the Aviary are known throughout the world, for their expertise.  This class also fulfills one of the requirements for adopting or fostering a bird fron PEAC.  Admission is $25.00 and includes a folder with written information and admission to the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, for the entire day.  Members of the Aviary and/or PEAC receive a $5.00 discount.  The class is at 10:00 AM.  You can pre-register at this link:

  http://www.pitpeac.org/seminars2.php 

PEAC representatives will be on hand to discuss the opportunities to participate in the organization as well as, adoptable birds and fostering needs.

PEAC will be at the Animal Rescue Day at the National Aviary 7/30

The Pittsburgh affiliate of the Parrot Education and Adoption Center (PEAC) will be one of the area rescue groups at the National Aviary at Pittsburgh’s,  ”Animal Rescue Day” on July 30 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Meet with representatives of PEAC, along with WPA Humane Society, Hide-E-Hole, ARL Wildlife Center, Great Pyrenees Club of Western PA, Hello Bully, Going Home Greyhounds, and Doberman Pinscher Rescue of Western PA.

Members of the National Aviary receive free admission.

Parrot Enrichment Class at the National Aviary @ Pittsburgh, PA

A class on enrichment of Parrots and other hookbill birds is being presented on SATURDAY, JULY 23, 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). 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.

Volunteer Meeting

Location: Squirrel Hill Library after Basic Care Seminar (3:30-ish)

PEAC is a professional volunteer organization.  In so being it is absolutely dependant on its volunteers!  I have made a commitment to retain as many current volunteers as possible, to recover any former resignees, and to recruit responsible, willing new volunteers.  I aim to increase the transparency of the organization, decentralize tasks, and allow our volunteers to be as active as they choose to be in both the active ‘pounding the pavement’ tasks as well as the decision making process.  ANY amount of time, ANY skill a person is willing to give is a treasure that will be greatly appreciated.

This is the statement I made after intitially taking over PEAC.  Until now, PEAC has been focused on changing locations, adding to its curricula, maintaining and improving its adoption process.  In order for these to move further and to promote our existence, I need to focus on volunteerism.  I had wanted to focus on volunteerism earlier than now, but have not been successful.  Better nate than lever!  There are several  positions that need to be filled that will require some time, as well as positions that are equally important, but require less time.

Additionally, I would like to have as many opinions as possible at this meeting to provide feedback on where we are and where we need to go in the future.  Your voice is important.

Please join me at the Squirrel Hill Library on Saturday, June 25, 2011 for a very important volunteer meeting .  This meeting is open to ANY member or potential member who thinks they might want to donate time or talent of any kind to PEAC, Pittsburgh.  Even if you’re just curious, please join us.