|Need help with your parrot?
I do help people/families with new parrot ownership. I can show you how to set up a cage properly, explain the difference in perches, how to let your new baby adjust to your home. I can tell you about body language, how to socialize your new parrot, nutrition, poison tree branches, plants, chemicals, fumes, foods and other important things you need to know in owning a parrot. I can also show you how to train your parrot to do simple behaviors and exciting tricks! Age is not a barrier. Contact me for my fees.
|Psychological and Environmental
Enrichment for your Parrot
thru Captive Foraging
I have been asked to do seminars, and my shows at the upcoming Georgia Expos. My passion is to share with you what I have learned.
I have learned many new things and want to share it with you. I have new info and you need to know this for your parrot. I need to get you all thinking about the psychological and physical health of cage bound birds. I have learned a new way of thinking about this subject and it is important that I share it with you. Healthy birds forage about 70 % of their day for their food in the wild and merely lean to the right or left to eat, in captivity!
Think about that!! We can change it! Come attend my seminar!
For six days in August, I attended the 28th annual Association of Avian Veterinarians, in Providence Road Island. I attended every seminar, lecture and workshop available on Behavior, Training, and Nutrition, available and sat in on many classes for Veterinarians. I am very happy that I have learned so many new things. I also reinforced many things I have been telling you for years. I encourage all vets that work with birds to attend these conventions as well as anyone who works with behavior. There are volumes of knowledge available there taught by some of the world leaders in the Avian science. The next one in August of next year will be in Savanna, Georgia. I will be there.
I would like to give you a few names so you will see who I met and learned from. Liz Wilson CVT, Taught several classes on behavior. She will be my life long friend; she is one great, fun, and right to the point kind of lady!
Barbara Heidenreich BS. She taught several classes, one was "Successfully Managing Flighted Parrots". She is editor founder of "Good Bird Inc.". She has written several books, videos and has a new magazine. I have read several articles and definitely recommend all of you to sign up for the quarterly issues. You can find more information at www.goodbirdinc.com. She is a lovely lady, extremely intelligent and was a pleasure to meet.
Susan Friedman PhD. You have read something of hers if you get Bird Talk Magazine. She taught a class in the Behavior Science Program section of the Conference portion. I learned so much from her class.
Dr. Irene Pepperburg, PhD was there and I met her. You all know she worked with "Alex, the African Grey Parrot" Alex will live on forever in the education he gave all of us.
Brian Speer DVM, Dipl ABVP (Avian)
He did several seminars and is one of the most intelligent (cutting edge) vets I have ever had the pleasure to meet. He amazed me with his knowledge!
Mr. Greg Harrison, DVM, Author, and the inventor of Harrison Bird Food Diet".
Mr. Tom Roudybush, BS, inventor of "Roudybush bird food".
There were many more speakers that I look forward to hearing again next year.
I want you all to know that I started a new business, Parrot Island Trading Company. I will have the finest parrot print shirts you have ever seen! They are casual button up front shirts that are high quality 100% cotton. These have all of the scenes lined up on the pocket and at the button up front. These beautiful prints of parrots and palm trees are real tropical look. I have other shirts with old cars/palm trees, motorcycles/palm trees, surfboards/palm trees. You will love these shirts. I will have ladies dresses and kids shirt and shorts out fits at the next expo or possible available online, soon. I will have them at the expos will be.
Another venture is the professional photos I will have available. You can get you professional photo with a rescued parrot (s) if you like. A portion of this money goes toward helping my rescue.
I have been contacted thru my agent to do an 8 minute show at half time for the NBA in Dallas, Texas and a possible stint in Taiwan.
I would also like to announce my recent certification. I have now earned certification by the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council as a Certified Avian Specialist. I have just finished a difficult online course that has afforded me the title. I have learned of a new online course by the AFA and plan on taking it to further my education, so I can share with you, my friends.
I look forward to meeting all of you in at the Exotic Bird Society of America's Bird Expos.
Thank you for your support.
Larry Beatson CAS