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New Haven Bird Club Indoor Program / Michele Parrett: Beyond the Scope "The Social Lives of Captive Parrots"s

  • Whitney Center/Cultural Arts Center 200 Leeder Hill Drive Hamden, CT, 06517 United States (map)

Parrots have enchanted us for centuries. We find their plumage breathtaking, their intellectual abilities intriguing, and their antics amusing. Above all, perhaps we’re most fascinated by their ability to talk and by the ways they use words to connect with us. Parrots are highly social by nature, but we usually underestimate their need for attention and interaction when we bring them into our homes. Join us for an inside look at the social and emotional lives and needs of captive parrots. Even if you’ve never owned a parrot, this presentation will shed intriguing light on how wonderfully complex, intelligent, sensitive, and amusing parrots truly are. Our speaker has pursued a lifelong passion and fascination with parrots. A onetime owner of a parrot store, she now is Director of Humane Education with Foster Parrots, Ltd. and The New England Wildlife Sanctuary in Rhode Island, where she works on behalf of parrots that would otherwise have no place to call home. Her other passion is humane education and through numerous programs she works tirelessly to encourage people of all ages to become thoughtful, responsible stewards of the Earth.

Please Note: As stated in the Club’s by-laws, the April meeting is traditionally the Annual Meeting, which includes presentation of a slate of officers and their election.