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Calendar:

TUE, JAN 1, 2019
Educational Meeting
(Yes, we are meeting on this date!)

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

TUE, FEB 5, 2019
Educational Meeting

SAT, FEB 23, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, MAR 5, 2019
Educational Meeting
Bird-Safe Plants in Alaska with Karen Webster

SAT, MAR 23, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, APR 2, 2019
Educational Meeting

SAT, APR 27, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, MAY 7, 2019
Educational Meeting

SAT, MAY 18, 2019
"Reading Rendezvous" on the Loussac Library lawn 12-4pm

SUN, MAY 19, 2019
"Migratory Bird Day" at the Alaska Zoo 11-5pm

SAT, MAY 25, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, JUN 4, 2019
Educational Meeting

SAT, JUN 22, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

SAT, JUN 29, 2019
Bird Club Picnic, Abbott Park, 11AM-3PM
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TUE, JUL 2, 2019
NO EDUCATIONAL MEETING UNTIL AUG 6

SAT, JUL 27, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, AUG 6, 2019
Educational Meeting

SUN, AUG 18, 2019
Homeless Animals Day at the Alaska Zoo!
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SAT, AUG 24, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, SEP 3, 2019
Educational Meeting

SAT, SEP 21, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, OCT 1, 2019
Educational Meeting
"Foraging"

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

TUE, NOV 5, 2019
Educational Meeting

SAT, NOV 23, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, DEC 3, 2019
Holiday Potluck and Board Elections

SAT, DEC 28, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 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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