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Calendar:

2021

TUE, APR 6, 2021
Educational Meeting via Zoom

SAT, APR 24, 2021
Board Meeting via Zoom, 10-Noon

TUE, MAY 4, 2021
Educational Meeting via Zoom

SAT, MAY 22, 2021
Board Meeting via Zoom, 10-Noon

TUE, JUN 1, 2021
Educational Meeting via Zoom

SAT, JUN 26, 2021
Board Meeting at Picnic

SAT, JUN 26, 2021
Bird Club Picnic, Abbott Park, 11AM-3PM

TUE, JUL 6, 2021
NO MEETING UNTIL AUGUST 3

SAT, JUL 24, 2021
Board Meeting via Zoom, 10-Noon

TUE, AUG 3, 2021
Educational Meeting via Zoom

SAT, AUG 28, 2021
Board Meeting via Zoom, 10-Noon

TUE, SEP 7, 2021
Educational Meeting via Zoom

SAT, SEP 25, 2021
Board Meeting via Zoom, 10-Noon

TUE, OCT 5, 2021
Educational Meeting via Zoom

SAT, OCT 23, 2021
Board Meeting via Zoom, 10-Noon

TUE, NOV 2, 2021
Educational Meeting via Zoom

SAT, NOV 27, 2021
Board Meeting via Zoom, 10-Noon

TUE, DEC 7, 2021
Holiday Potluck AND Board Elections

SUN, DEC 26, 2021
Board Meeting via Zoom, 10-Noon

2022

TUE, JAN 4, 2022
Educational Meeting via Zoom

SAT, JAN 22, 2022
Board Meeting via Zoom, 10-Noon

TUE, FEB 1, 2022
Educational Meeting via Zoom

SAT, FEB 19, 2022
Board Meeting via Zoom, 10-Noon

TUE, MAR 1, 2022
Educational Meeting via Zoom

SAT, MAR 26, 2022
Board Meeting via Zoom, 10-Noon


 

Parrot Piñata
Courtesy of Ann Taylor and Gregory Wilkie

This is a fun hanging toy that birds of all sizes will enjoy. It is easy to make and chock full of bits and pieces to keep a parrot's brain occupied.

Materials Needed:

  • Cotton sock, full-length is better, available locally and in bulk online
  • Carabineer, cable-tie, or other way of hanging toy in cage
  • Assorted toys, where bulk toy-making parts are available locally and online
  • Safe wood parts, can include grape vine balls, popsicle sticks, etc.
  • Safe plastic parts, appropriate sized beads, Legos®, unused toothbrushes, etc.
  • Mixed nuts, walnut halves, almonds, hazel nuts, Brazil nuts, what your bird enjoys
  • Cotton cloth strips, short pieces of cotton rope, for variety and texture

Instructions:

  • With a full-length sock, roll the top down to place toys, nuts, and paper items in toe to heel area
  • Mix up the toys, nuts, and other items to provide a variety of textures and experiences for your parrot
  • Continue filling sock to ankle level
  • Leaving the ankle empty provides enough material to tie into a knot
  • Insert the carabineer through the knot
  • Attach to the top or side of your parrot’s cage

Sit back and watch the fun as your parrot explores the variety of materials and textures to play with. Our parrots have a variety of ways of playing with the piñatas, from making a small hole in the side and taking pieces out one at a time, to ripping the sock apart and playing with the contents like foot toys.

 

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