The Houston Parrot Festival is
sponsored by NPRPF--National
Parrot Rescue and Preservation
It should be important to note that
I plan on attending NPRPF and PI
each year as I can. These are
both tremendously valuable
conferences that go to good causes.
This year at NPRPF, the speaker
selection was great!
STEVE MARTIN: His video and
lecture was so moving, he got a
standing ovation. He emphasized
how we need to be as positive as
possible with our interactions
with parrots. He paid particular
detail on how minute an aversive
stimulus can be and then how to
avoid them. How having a
flighted parrot allows them to have
even more choices.
SID PRICE: The definitions of the
science of behavior and then
applying the science to moral
choices of training. He included my
question of 100% response in his
lecture and was very interactive.
BRIAN SPEER: Wow! I wish he
would teach all vets how to think
about the behavior of the animal
as well as the clinical neccessities.
He is a very personable person
and discussed how he feels that
even wing and nail trims are not
the mundane procedures we perceive.
It is really special to meet up
with the "Washingtonian Clan"
and stay together. There are a lot
of Washingtonians represented at
NPRPF each year. Sue's friend,
Peggy, brought out birds in the
lobby for our bird fixes.