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We are a brand new,
"hatchling" group dedicated to the welfare of
avian pets and psittaciformes in the wild; and to
responsible bird ownership through education and example.
Our flyers and cards are circulating
the area. Pets 'N' You have been kind enough to hang our
flyer in their store and hand out our cards to interested
bird people. Snyder's Country Pet Food, located just down
the road from Walmart and Pets 'N' You in Montoursville,
also has our flyers and cards, and will be making bird
products available for our group.
So, if you have a pet bird, would like
to have a pet bird, or are simply interested in the
amazing world of those flying creatures, please join us.
We have a new, temporary meeting
place that is large enough to hold our
members as we are growing rapidly. We are
on the look out for a permanent place to
meet. It is very exciting to see the
interest and growth of our group.
We are in the process of getting
the paperwork together to file as a
non-profit group. The advantages to this
are many. There are tax exemptions, lower
rates, and available resources for a
is in the air and windows and doors will
be open! We all like the fresh air,
including our birds. We must be more
aware, during this time, of those opened
windows and doors; and take precautions
so that our Fids do not find themselves
soaring into the tree tops. Secure or
replace old screens. Have a routine with
opening and closing doors. Don't
accidently walk out the door with Pretty
Polly on your shoulder. Even a bird with
his wings clipped can fly if they catch a
- Herbal Teas:
In the wild, birds and parrots not only
drink from natural water sources, they
also lick the dew or rain from leaves and
flowers. Herbal teas, without the added
sugar or creamers, are a natural drink
for parrots and provide Holistic
- Did you know
that an older bird can be subject
toArthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Gout?
Paths to relieve pain include keeping
your bird from being overweight, proper
perches of different sizes and shapes,
toe nails should be kept from
overgrowing. And, exposure to natural
sunlight helps metabolize Vitamin D and
Calcium which promotes bone health.
- Curly Tail?
A curled tail on a Macaw, Conures, and
other long tailed parrots most often
indicates a lack of moisture. Use warm
water to spray or rinse the tail feathers
daily and in about a week, the curl
should be gone.
- Insects and
Molasses: Granulated molasses
can be bought from feed stores. It kills
ants and other insects, but is not
harmful to birds. If you have a crawling
bug problem in your home or aviary, this
is a safe way to deal with it without
harmfull fumes and toxins.
More Safety Tips and
- Never leave your parrot
unattended outside in his cage or
otherwise because parrots are escape
artists as you probably already know.
- Don't leave them in a
screened in porch unattended. A would-be
thief can easily cut the screen to take
- Make your home a difficult
target for thieves. Outdoor lighting,
alarms, deadbolts on your door. You might
even want to keep a lock on your parrot
cages while you are away.
- If you go on vacation and
have someone to come and take care of
Polly, alert the police that you will be
away and that you have exotic birds. Some
police departments offer a
- Don't advertise to
would-be thieves. Placing a bird cage
near a window should also be accompanied
by blinds or shades. During the day, a
sheer curtain will obstruct the view, but
at night when lights are on, close those
- Keep a list of special
characteristics of your bird. Keep a list
of what she says, her band number, and
anything else that will identify her from
all the others like her. Take pictures of
your bird from all angles.
April 06, 2008, Youngstown
Ohio Bird Fair located just off
I-80 exit 229 in the Holiday Inn from
10am to 4 pm. Travel time is approx.
three and a half hours from Williamsport.
The next fair is coming up in June.
Tammy D. a group member, has the
following available to non-smoking,
approved homes : Cockatiels, pet size
English Budgies, Green Cheek Conures and
Blue Crown Conures, and she may be
expecting Indian Ringnecks. Visit her at Http://tammybirds.tripod.com
Peggy H. has the following
available, or soon to be available, to
non-smoking, approved homes: Cockatiels,
Violet Lovebirds, English Budgies, Green
Cheek Conures, and also buys out of the
nest from other breeders, so she might
have something else available.. You can take a look by visiting
Http://thatbirdplace.tripod.com and see what else might be
would be interested in a baby Senegal
Parrot, contact Connie at OurNestBox@aol.com. She has five babies at various
ages from hand feeding to fully weaned.
The African parrots are quiet, loving,
and very intelligent. She is not a
member, but a very good person and
Our New Classified Page
Classifieds by Bravenet.com
List your bird
related item here by emailing us the information
We have a yearly
membership fee. These fees go directly into the
group's treasury and are pro-rated per quarter
for members joining later in the year..
member, $30.00/YRLY per household Membership fees
are due at the first of the year, or when
enrolling. This fee can be paid in
newsletter will be updated as new
information becomes available.
Schedule & Details
baby at 3 days old. He could fit on a dime.
Our next meeting will be: April, 2008 @ 3pmWe will meet the last
Sunday of each month, unless otherwise noted.
First Ave. Wmspt. This is a block west of the
Wmspt Hospital between High St. and Louisa St. If
you need more details, contact Peggy via our
group email or her personal email if you have it.
Location is subject to change as we look for a
permanent meeting place.. Bring a folding
chair,or lawn chair, for yourself.
"Undtermined at this time"
served. Bring a snack item to share.
Meetings will be
rescheduled in the event of bad weather.
Table: At each
meeting, there will be a table for raffle and
sale items. If you have a used cage or other
supplies, toys, books, etc. and would like to
place it on the table, bring it along with a
This cage is
just a picture and not available.
goals is to get to the point
that members can find much of what they
need for their FIDs through the bird
group, whether it be toys, cages, other
supplies, and even a new FID!
you would like to sell your item and keep the
profit, or donate all or part of the profit to
the group, either is fine! It's all about helping
each other out and it is perfectly fine to get a
little $$ for your item. You might even swap with
someone.Be sure to put a tag on it with the price
and either your name for yourself, or WOW for the
If it does not
sell, take it along home and bring it back next
You can also list
the item in this newsletter under Birdie Bulletin
our first meeting in January we began a 50/50
cash raffle which will end with our May 2008
group meeting and the proceeds will go to the
winner and to WOWPBS.
are $ 1.00 each. You may buy as many as you want.
are planning a head for fund raising events such
as having a stand at craft fairs and other
activities like this. A vendor's pop-up canopy
and tables are available through Peggy H. So if
you hear of an event in your area, be sure to let
us know. Contact Elisabeth.
crafters out there? Please plan to donate items
you handiwork and your time for these events.
And, if you have any bird related items from
books to perches that youwould like to donate to
be raffled off, let us know.
everyone helps out here and there, the burden
will not be on just a handful of people.
are always looking for new idea!
big is our nest egg?
nest egg are the funds raised that support our
group, whether it be through membership fees or
might ask why our group needs money?
are needed for the group so we can eventually
rent space for our meetings, buy printing
material for our newsletters, brochures, other
printed material, postage, business cards, raffle
tickets, food for snacks during our meetings, and
now the founding members are financing everything
until we take flight.
will also be needed to offer to special speakers,
and to finance our foster home program once we
have take off and full flight.
we grow, we will find other needs for our
treasury is managed by two people, but over-seen
by all founding members.
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You may contact the following
founding members [the
people behind the scene] through the email address
above unless otherwise noted, or their
R, Fund Raising, co- Treasury,
M, co- Treasury, Organizational.
Organizational, co- secretarial,
coordinator, species profiler.
Organizational, Foster Program.
H,-Founder, Foster/Adoptive Program,
Organizational, Web Site Design and
Management, co-secretarial coordinator.
of these people intertwine with