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.,70,0,0,1,0

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

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.

PEAC will be at the Exotic Bird Fair Expo in Erie on Saturday 8/20

The Pittsburgh affiliate of The Parrot Education and Adoption Center (PEAC) will be at the Exotic Bird Fair Expo in Erie, PA on Saturday, August 20, 2011.  You are invited to join us there between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.  There will be a diverse assortment of vendors with birds, bird toys, foods, and other related supplies.  We will have a table with bird keeping, and lovely parrot themed gift items for sale.  We will also be running the kitchen and snack sales to help fund our educational programs and parrot rehoming activities.

The Parrot Education and Adoption Center (PEAC) was founded in San Diego, CA in 1996, to promote the highest quality of education about parrot keeping, and also facilitate the rehoming of parrots that have lost their homes, into appropriate new homes where they will receive proper care.  Besides Pittsburgh, PEAC has affiliates in several states.

The Pittsburgh affiliate of The Parrot Education and Adoption Center (PEAC) was established in 1998 and is run entirely by volunteers.  Attending events such as this fair, helps us raise funds to continue to offer our services.  We thank Ohio Bird Fair Expo for their generous donation of table space, the food concession, and the opportunity to meet with so many nice people with an interest in parrots and their well being.

The Exotic Bird Fair Expo is being held at:     Belle Valley Fire Department
                                                                                           1514 Norcross Road
                                                                                           Erie, PA 16510
                                                                                           (814) 825-4359

Here is a mapquest link to help you find the location:

We hope to see you there.  It is a great opportunity to shop from a variety of vendors, to find out more about PEAC and it’s programs, and to help us with our work.


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:

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.



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: 

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

Classes with PEAC and the National Aviary

The Pittsburgh Affiliate of PEAC and the National Aviary have had an ongoing partnership to present classes at the National Aviary at Pittsburgh’s facility throughout the year.  The remaining class dates for this year are:

Saturday, August 13, 2011               Basic Care and Training

Saturday, September 24, 2011         Enrichment

Saturday, October 22, 2011              Basic Care and Training

Saturday, November 12, 2011          Enrichment

Saturday, December 10, 2011          Basic Care and Training

PEAC is also scheduling additional classes and events throughout the year.  More timely details will be presented when dates and times are finalized.


We will be at their free birdy flea market on Saturday, August 7, 2011 from noon until 5:00 PM.

They are located at:   2019 Eastern Avenue      Verona, PA 15147   412-828-4671







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.

PEAC will be at the Pittsburgh Bird Fair Expo on 7/17

The Pittsburgh affiliate of PEAC (Parrot Education and Adoption Center) will be at the Pittsburgh Bird Fair Expo on July 17, 2011.

This is a good opportunity to meet us and find out about our educational programs and classes, as well as, our adoptable birds and fostering opportunities.

The event is at the Circleville Volunteer Fire Department     129 N. Robbins Station Road    North Huntington, PA 15642  and runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

An wide assortment of vendors with birds and bird related products will be there and PEAC will be selling food from the fire hall kitchen.

N. Robbins Station Rd is east of Pittsburgh proper, off of Rt 30 East, near the top of Jacktown Hill.  If you take the PA Turnpike it is near exit 67.

Admission is $3.00     children 9 and under are admitted free.

Pictures From: How to Train Your Companion Parrot To Participate In It’s Own Veterinary Care


June 4, 2011  Enrichment – 10:00 AM at National Aviary at Pittsburgh, PA

June 25, 2011 Basic Bird Care and Safety   1:30 PM at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Squirrel Hill Branch

How to Train Your Companion Parrot To Participate In It’s Own Veterinary Care

The Parrot Education and Adoption Center of Pittsburgh (PEAC) is presenting a special class on, “How to Train Your Companion Parrot To Participate In It’s Own Veterinary Care”, conducted by Cathy Schlott of the National Aviary.

Cathy Schlott is the Manager of Animal Training at the National Aviary.  She has extensive experience working with a variety of bird species and has managed the indoor and outdoor bird shows at the National Aviary since 2007.  This includes, ”Wings!” -  The Indoor Free Flight Avian Adventure, with flying eagles, owls, vultures, hawks, macaws, and more.  In addition to animal training, she has a background in wildlife rehabilitation, environmental education, and biology.  She is also a professional member of  The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA),  The International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators (IAATE), and currently serves on the board of directors for ABMA (Animal Behavior Management Alliance).

This will be a live workshop.  Cathy will be bringing some of her trained birds from the National Aviary to use for demonstration purposes.  Cathy will also have a meet and greet session after the demonstration and answer questions you may have about your bird’s training.  Come on out and learn personally from one of the premier people in the animal training world.

The professional training concepts included in this class are also applicable to dog, cat, horse, and other companion animals, as well.

We are very excited to have her present this class.  It has not been presented before, and includes the most up to date approaches to including your animal’s participation into it’s own veterinary care.

There will also be light refreshments and the opportunity to meet and socialize with PEAC volunteers,  find out more about our educational programs, get information on birds in our adoption program, and learn about opportunities to become a volunteer or foster birds awaiting placement.

This class, on Saturday, May 21, from 11:00 to 1:00, will be at the Pleasant Hills Library,  302 Old Clairton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236.  This is near the cloverleaf of Rt 51 and Lebanon Church Rd, down the road towards Pittsburgh, from Century 3 Mall.

     A small venue session, such as this, conducted by a someone as well known and accredited in the field of behaviorism, could easily cost $75-$80 dollars per session.  However, PEAC is able to bring it to you for a very reasonable cost.  Admission is $25.00 for non-members of PEAC.  Member’s admission is $20.00.  THERE IS A $5.00 DISCOUNT (FOR BOTH MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS) IF YOU PRE-REGISTER ON LINE.

  If you wish to join PEAC, you can do it at the event and immediately receive the discount.  PEAC (Pittsburgh) membership is $20.00 for an individual or $30.00 for a family, for a year.

There are still some seats available. Although it is strongly suggested that you pre-register for this event, to guarantee your admission and receive the discount, we will try to accommodate late arrivals.  You can do that by clicking here: Registration Page



PEAC will be at the Pittsburgh Exotic Bird Fair Expo on April 17, 2011

PEAC will be at the Exotic Bird Fair Expo, on April 17, 2011 at the Circleville Fire Department.  If you have a GPS device or mapping software, the address is 129 N Robbins Station Road,  North Huntington, PA 15642.  This is just off of Rt 30 East of Pittsburgh proper, at the top of Jacktown Hill, near Hamilton Suburu.  There will be food available along with vendors of birds and related supplies.  Hours are from 10:00 to 4:00 and there are raffles and a drawing for a doorprize at 4:00.  Admission is $3.00 – children under 9 admitted free.

Why not stop by and meet us and find out about our education, adoption, and  volunteer opportunities!