National Aviary Offers “Positive Parroting?Classes

The three classes at the National Aviary will cover pet bird enrichment, training and how to create the best environment for your bird.

National Aviary classes

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While the classes are about parrots, only people can come to the National Aviary classes.

The National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is providing a series of “Positive Parroting?classes on October 26, November 16, and December 7, 2013. The classes are designed to enhance the relationship between parrots and their owners, and gives pet bird owners the education and skills to raise and maintain happy, healthy birds. The classes can also help prospective owners decide if they are up to the rewarding, but complicated task of caring for a parrot.
Classes are offered from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the following topics:
October 26, 2013: The Healthy Happy Parrot. Learn how to create the best environment for your pet, from cage design and perches to safe toys and healthy diets.

November 16, 2013: Pet Bird Enrichment. Redirect chewing, screaming and other problem behaviors with natural activities your parrot enjoys, and make toys to take home to your pet.

December 7, 2013: Training Your Pet Bird. Get the best results from your training through positive reinforcement. Includes live training demonstrations with National Aviary birds.

The cost per class is $25 for nonmembers. To register for the classes, contact Laura King at 412-258-9439 or email For more information about the aviary, go to the National Aviary website.
The National Aviary is an independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated exclusively to birds. It is located in West Park on Pittsburgh? North Side. The National Aviary? has more than 500 birds, with more than 150 species from around the world. Many of these birds are threatened or endangered in the wild. The National Aviary? large walk-through exhibits create an intimate, up-close interaction between visitors and free-flying birds, including opportunities to hand-feed and to meet many species rarely found in zoos anywhere else in the world.

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