April Adoption/Parrot Care Classes
Apr 28, 2019 at 09:30 — 13:00 (EDT)
Organiser: PEARL Parrot Rescue
Basic Bird Care will teach you the ABC's of owning a parrot. Whether or not you had or currently have birds, this class is full of great information that makes sharing your life with a feathered companion a safe and enjoyable experience. In this class we discuss our expectations on proper caging, nutrition, and enrichment for your bird.
Did you know that a hair dryer and your frying pan have the potential to kill your bird? How about bleach, aerosols, candles, and perfumes? Our homes can be hazardous places for birds. We will discuss what is and is not safe for your parrot and provide you with the knowledge to ensure a safe haven for your bird.
*Basic Bird Care is required to adopt any bird through PEARL. Completion of class does not guarantee adoption*
Doors open at 9am, class promtly starts at 9:30am.
The Shiny Bean has coffees, teas, breakfast and more. If you would like to purchase food items, please do so prior to class start.
Parrots are not domesticated animals like dogs and cats, thus different training methods are required to reinforce desired behaviors and discourage unwanted ones. Advanced Bird Care will walk you through the concept and application of positive reinforcement training, providing you with the knowledge and skills to handle behaviors such as biting, screaming, and feather picking.
Want to learn how to train your bird to willingly step into a travel cage? How about voluntary nail trims- or as we like to call them, manicures? No, there's not an app for that- there's a class for that! Advanced Bird Care will teach you all this and more.
*Advanced Bird Care is required to adopt any bird through PEARL. Completion of class does not guarantee adoption*