This weekend has all sorts of crazy and fun bird events and seminars going on, especially in the South!
Holiday Toy Sale and Open House
Robert Morris University: Patrick Henry Center, Hopwood Hall
Moon Township, Pennsylvania
This is a free event, that will last from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM. It is hosted by the Parrot Education and Adoption Center of Pittsburgh. There will be light holiday fare, bird talk and fun things to buy. Part of the proceeds will go to the organization.
Rio Bird Fairs
Taylor Town Trade Expo
This fair will be held from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, and there is free admission for both children and adults! It will include many vendors, exotic birds, food, toys, cages, refreshments and a raffle.
The Contented Companion
Eastern Exotics Veterinary Hospital
This is a creative and informational class hosted by Leigh Ann Hartsfield. It will cover material on ways to improve and maintain your parrot’s attitude, with methods such as nutrition, socialization and stress relief. It will go on from 10:00 AM-12:00 noon.
Morningstar Expositions Bird Mart
Richardson Civic Center
This bird exposition will go on from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. There will be birds for sale, as well as discounted cages, toys and feed.
Foraging Fun and Contest
Cary, North Carolina
This will be an information session that will teach you about your parrot’s natural instincts of foraging for food. They will display many foraging ideas so that you can adapt them to your parrot’s domestic lifestyle. They’ll have many items for purchase as well. If you have ideas or methods regarding parrot foraging techniques, then bring them in for the contest. It will go on from 12:00 noon-2:00 PM at the Animall, a pet adoption center.
Atlanta’s Exotic Bird Fair
North Atlanta Trade Center
This is Atlanta’s only exotic bird fair, and they will have many types of birds for purchase, such as canaries, finches, conures, cockatiels and more. There will be bird experts if you have any questions about owning a bird. They will also have discounted cages, toys, feed and supplies. The hours run from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM on Saturday, and 10:00 AM-4:00 PM on Sunday. Admission is $4 for people over 13, and free for children 12 and under.
Parrot Protection Day
Newton, North Carolina
This session will cover information about coping with emergency situations with your parrot, as well as what to do if your parrot dies. It will be held by Dr. Clarence Dunning. You can pay to have your parrot microchipped and trimmed. This event will be held from 12:00 noon-3:00 PM. Please email Teri Rand if you plan on bringing your parrot in: [email protected].