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TUE, OCT 3, 2017
Educational Meeting
Pasta Sauce Cook-Off and Potluck

SAT, OCT 28, 2017
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, NOV 7, 2017
Educational Meeting

SAT, NOV 25, 2017
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, DEC 5, 2017
Holiday Potluck and Club Elections


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


  • 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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