National Parrot Rescue
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Events



Upcoming events

    • Saturday, July 16, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 1424 FM 1092 Missouri City, TX 77459
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    Introducing Parrot Toy Academy!


    This full-day workshop will include lectures and hands-on classes from a variety of learned and experienced specialists in the field of avian husbandry and address the making of parrot toys in a way that will give attendees newfound insight into their approaches when providing new enrichment offerings for their birds. This workshop will dive into a variety of topics including: 


    What is enrichment? 

    How to safely and regularly offer enrichment opportunities that are varied and engaging

    What are the medical reasons for the necessity of enrichment? 

    Effectively using enrichment to combat problematic behaviors commonly seen in parrots

    How to source safe and useful parts for making parrot toys

    Putting together safe and manageable parrot toys that address the needs of your individual bird

    Managing the safety of your parrot toys as your birds interact with them

    Observing your birds to develop future enrichment opportunities to provide a stimulating and engaging environment


    This is a full-day, hands-on workshop. A barbecue lunch will be provided as part of the event. All attendees will be given a large selection of parrot toy parts along with the knowledge of how to put those parts together into safe and effective parrot enrichment. This event will also feature several vendors who will have additional toys and parts available for sale. 

    This event will feature the following speakers:

    Jovanna (Jodi) Berls, CVA, LVT

    ABC Animal and Bird Clinic


    Nancy Marbach,

    Boomzookee Bird Toys


    Jan Marquardt,

    Busy Beaks


    Jack Pine,

    Hi Red Bird!


    The cost of this event is $99 (and includes full access to the workshop, vendor section, a barbecue lunch, and a large selection of parrot toy parts). This event will take place in the NHLC Community Center. The address for the event is as follows: 


    1424 FM 1092

    Missouri City, TX 77459


Past events

Saturday, March 12, 2022 Tablet Communication and Games for Birds
Saturday, January 29, 2022 Parrots 101 (Parrot Festival 2022) - Getting Started with Parrots
Friday, January 28, 2022 VENDOR REGISTRATION - Parrot Festival 2022
Friday, January 28, 2022 Parrot Festival 2022
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Speakers - Parrot Festival 2022
Saturday, September 18, 2021 The Constructional Approach for Parrots: The Breakthrough Procedure Caregivers need to Address Fear and Aggressive Behavior
Saturday, August 21, 2021 Parrot Reproductive Tract and Egg Production
Saturday, July 17, 2021 Post Pandemic: Separation Anxiety Between My Bird and Me
Saturday, June 26, 2021 Enrichment on a Budget
Saturday, May 22, 2021 Adventures in Bird Boarding
Saturday, April 17, 2021 Was That a Parrot?!!: Naturalized Parrots in the Continental United States
Saturday, March 20, 2021 Planting for your Parrot
Saturday, February 20, 2021 Geriatric Diseases of Parrots
Saturday, January 16, 2021 Special Enrichment for Special Needs Bird
Saturday, December 19, 2020 Feather Destructive Behavior in Parrots
Saturday, November 21, 2020 Pest Control for the Aviary
Saturday, October 17, 2020 Inside the Cage is Out of the Box: Parrot Keeping as a Form of Conservation
Saturday, September 19, 2020 Parrots 101 - Online Event
Saturday, January 25, 2020 Parrots 101 - Getting Started with Parrots
Friday, January 24, 2020 One Day Parrot Festival 2020
Friday, January 24, 2020 Parrot Festival 2020
Monday, July 15, 2019 Speakers - Parrot Festival 2020
Monday, July 15, 2019 Conference Package - Parrot Festival 2020
Monday, July 15, 2019 Daily Shopper 2020
Saturday, January 26, 2019 Parrots 101 - Getting Started with Parrots
Friday, January 25, 2019 Non-Profit 20th Anniversary Special - Parrot Festival 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019 One Day Parrot Festival 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019 Parrot Festival 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019 Conference Package - Parrot Festival 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019 Speakers - Parrot Festival 2019
Friday, January 27, 2017 Parrot Festival 2017
Friday, January 23, 2015 Parrot Festival 2015
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