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Calendar:

TUE, AUG 7, 2018
Educational Meeting

SUN, AUG 19, 2018
Homeless Animals Day at the Alaska Zoo!

SAT, AUG 25, 2018
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, SEP 4, 2018
Educational Meeting

SAT, SEP 22, 2018
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, OCT 2, 2018
Educational Meeting

SAT, OCT 27, 2018
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, NOV 6, 2018
Educational Meeting

SAT, NOV 24, 2018
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, DEC 4, 2018
Holiday Potluck and Board Elections

SAT, DEC 22, 2018
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

2019

TUE, JAN 1, 2019
Educational Meeting (this date will change)

SAT, JAN 26, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon


 

Bird of the Month: January 2008
Jenx
Archive

By bird club member Julie Forsyth

Jenx is a Quaker parrot and came into my flock last summer. His Mom and Dad moved down to the lower 48 and didnít want to take him with them. He loves his toys in his cage and likes to come out to try to get me. He lands on my head all the time. I donít hold him; he holds me. Jenx tries to make friends with the Amazon but Samson doesnít want anything to do with him, but the Red-Bellied parrots like him.

Quakers can live up to 25-30 years or more. They are a fearless bird. They come from South America, with feral colonies established in parts of the United States. They are a medium bird about 12 inches in length from beak to tail, weighing between 80 and 150 grams. They come in green or blue on the back and head.

Jenx and the other Quakers are outlawed in many states, including: California, Wyoming, New Jersey, Hawaii, and Georgia because they are considered a potential agricultural pest. There are now established breeding colonies (originally escaped pets) in several states, including New York, New Jersey, Louisiana (New Orleans), Texas (Dallas), Bridgeport/Fairfield Connecticut (Bridgeport/ Fairfield), and Illinois.

 

 

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