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2021

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
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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

TUE, APR 5, 2022
Educational Meeting via Zoom

SAT, APR 23, 2022
Board Meeting via Zoom, 10-Noon

TUE, MAY 3, 2022
Educational Meeting via Zoom

SAT, MAY 28, 2022
Board Meeting via Zoom, 10-Noon


 

Bird of the Month: May 2009
Squat
Archive


Squat, the Parrotlet

Squat, the Parrotlet
By Julie Forsythe

Squat the Parrotlet is about 8 years old and lives with cockatiels, doves, and parakeets. They're all in an 8' by 4' aviary. Hes the smallest bird but acts like the biggest one. Parrotlets are also called the "pocket parrot."

As with all parrots, then need to be taught limits and understand their relationship with their owners. Pacific Parrotlets, especially males, often learn to speak. While most only learn a few words or phrases there are others that literally know hundreds of words. They have very high pitched but easily understood voices.

Parrotlets love to play with all kinds of toys. Toys made of leather, rawhide, wood and rope are much appreciated.

A single parrotlet makes the best pet and avoids problems such as jealousy and aggression. Many people feel because they are at work or school all day their parrotlet may become "lonely" and would appreciate another parrotlet companion. Unfortunately, "share" is not a word generally known in the parrotlet vocabulary, so keeping two together usually results in fighting and problems between them; especially if a new one is introduced after the first one has established its territory. They often become jealous and combative with the new parrotlet or utterly ignore it. It often results in the owner having to house them separately.

Their life span is believed to be around 15 to 20 years but no one knows for sure.

 

 

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