September 9 - Michael Sazhin:
Training an Older Rescue Parrot
Come to The Parrot Club September 9 for a return of one of our favorite speakers! YouTube sensation Michael Sazhin, AKA the Parrot Wizard returns with Santina, a gorgeous 14-year-old green-winged macaw he adopted from Lazicki's Bird House & Rescue in December, 2013. Initially a frightened bird who bit when an arm was offered and was phobic of carriers, within 24 hours, she was stepping up for Michael, dancing, and wanting head skritches. Michael has chronicled his journey with Santina on
trainedparrot.com, his blog, and she is now a happy, well-adjusted bird who plays, dances, wears a harness easily, goes on outings, and is living the good life as a member of Michael's flock (along with Kili and Truman). Michael will talk to us about why adopting an older bird can bring both of you great joy and how one goes about successfully retraining a bird who may already have some emotional baggage.
If you don't have it already, check out The Parrot Wizard's Guide to Well-Behaved Parrots!
September 13 -
FOSTER PARROTS, LTD & THE NEW ENGLAND EXOTIC WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
OPEN HOUSE AND FALL FUNDRAISER EXTRAVAGANZA!
The Parrot Club is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 by a group of people interested in spreading the fun and enjoyment of exotic birds. The Parrot Club meets the second Tuesday of the month, March through December, with a picnic in August. There is social time from 7-7:30 p.m. followed by a program.
Our mission includes enhancing the knowledge and enjoyment of exotic birds for our members, encouraging preservation and conservation of all avian species, and introducing the general public to the joys and responsibilities of keeping and caring for companion birds.
The Parrot Club meets at the Veteran's
100 Sunset Ridge Road
East Hartford, CT
P.O. Box 280031