First, there’s turkey, of which you can eat an abundance at McKinley’s Grille family style Turkey Day feast. Then there are birds of the pet variety at Everybody’s Bird Mart, Sunday, Nov. 29 (Please be respectful. Don’t mention that you ate turkey on Thanksgiving).
Maybe you’re thinking about a pet for Christmas. Maybe you’re thinking a bird would be an excellent pet because they are pretty much low-maintenance. After all, you don’t have to rush home from work to let the bird out, right?
If you’re thinking about making the commitment to bird ownership, we have the perfect place to start: Everybody’s Bird Mart this Sunday, Nov, 30 at Fairplex 4. This is the place to meet and talk to experts who own and breed every possible bird variety all in one place on one day. There will be other experienced bird owners there as visitors and they are often your best resources
Bird lovers agree that their feathered friends make great companions. Note the use of “companions” rather than “pets.” That’s because bird owners soon learn how really smart birds are and how much they’re going to require of you as an owner. Some breeds are lower maintenance (finches, cockatiels and canaries, for example) and others are pretty much going to be your masters, like parrots. Here are some additional resources so you can learn about being a bird parent.
The training video in this post is from Jamieleigh’s Parrot Help, a blog with all kinds of tips for owning, caring for and training pet birds.
Parrot Central is a web site dedicated to educating humans who are thinking about bird ownership. It includes everything from buying birds to identifying household toxins that are harmful to birds.
Planned Parrothood is described as a “playground for parrots and the people they own.” Catch the drift here?
Come on down. It’s cheap entertainment at the very least.
Children 12 and under: Free.