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2024

TUE, MAR 5, 2024
Educational Meeting
7-9PM (In-person and Zoom)

SAT, MAR 23, 2024
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

TUE, APR 2, 2024
Educational Meeting
7-9PM (Zoom)

SAT, APR 27, 2024
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

TUE, MAY 2, 2024
Educational Meeting
7-9PM (Zoom)

SAT, MAY 18, 2024
"Reading Rendezvous" on the Loussac Library lawn 12-4pm

SAT, MAY 25, 2024
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

TUE, JUN 4, 2024
Educational Meeting
7-9PM (In-person and Zoom)

SAT, JUN 22, 2024
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

SAT, JUN 29, 2024
Bird Club Picnic, Abbott Park, 11AM-3PM
(Info link available in March 2024)

TUE, JUL 2, 2024
NO EDUCATIONAL MEETING UNTIL AUGUST 1

SAT, JUL 27, 2024
Board Meeting, 5-7PM

TUE, AUG 6, 2024
Educational Meeting
7-9PM

SAT, AUG 24, 2024
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

TUE, SEP 3, 2024
Educational Meeting
7-9PM (In-person and Zoom)

SAT, SEP 21, 2024
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

TUE, OCT 1, 2024
Educational Meeting
7-9PM (Zoom)

SAT, OCT 26, 2024
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

TUE, NOV 5, 2024
Educational Meeting
7-9PM (Zoom)

SAT, NOV 23, 2024
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

TUE, DEC 3, 2024
Holiday Potluck AND Board Elections
(In-person and Zoom)

SAT, DEC 28, 2024
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

2025

TUE, JAN 7, 2025
Educational Meeting
(Zoom)7-9PM

SAT, JAN 25, 2025
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

TUE, FEB 4, 2025
Educational Meeting
7-9PM (Zoom)

SAT, FEB 22, 2025
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)


 

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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