Benjamin, a 19 year-old male African grey parrot, belonging to Dr. Teresa Micco, escaped this evening through a side door in her home.
He is fully-flighted and microchipped.
He was last seen near the intersection of Manhattan Beach Boulevard and Vail Avenue in Redondo Beach.
He normally lives in an outdoor aviary with two other greys and a conure.
Please contact Dr. Micco at (703)307-8350 or (310)265-9511 with any information.
7:30 PM Wednesday the 9th of April
West LA Bird Club
warmly welcomes back one of our favorite speakers
Rebecca K. O'Connor
A Perfectly Trained Parrot in an Imperfect Life
Perfect is in the eye of the beholder. The perfect parrot for you may not be the perfect parrot for everyone, but it can be an enjoyable companion for a lifetime. Whether you realize it or not, every interaction with your parrot is a training session. The key to communicating to your parrot which behaviors are appreciated and which are undesired is to understand the basics of the training we engage in daily. (It may work on your spouse as well!)
This talk covers training basics, some simple trick training to make life easier for everyone, and real examples of success. Whether you want to train your parrot a few behaviors for fun or don't have the time for multiple daily training sessions, you will learn how you can strengthen your bond, keep the peace and live with a parrot companion that is a joy.
Rebecca K. O'Connor has been training animals professionally for over 20 years and is renowned for her expertise in the field of avian behavior. She has experience working with a tremendous variety of animals and believes strongly in the use of Applied Behavior Analysis, positive reinforcement and focusing as much on the people who work the animals as the animals themselves. She has written a training and behavior column for Bird Times and was a frequent contributor to Good Bird magazine, Bird Talk magazine and now BirdChannel.com.
Her definitive guide to managing well-adjusted parrots, A Parrot for Life, was published with TFH Publications in 2007 and her most recent book The Perfectly Trained Parrot from TFH Publications was released in January. She continues to follow the recent trends in animal training, especially regarding birds and regularly attends the workshops and seminars of her peers and remains in touch with them. In her personal life she is an avid falconer, parrot lover and dog trainer.