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Wild at Heart - Understanding Parrot BehaviorWild at Heart: Understanding Parrot Behavior

Anyone who has ever shared their home with a parrot companion knows they can be a handful! Undesirable and problem parrot behavior is the primary reason parrots are surrendered to rescues and sanctuaries. Even those people who have good relationships with their parrots may not fully understand how these wild creatures adapt (or do not adapt) to life in captivity. Gain rare insight and improve your understanding of the birds we care for through our knowledgeable speakers.

When and Where?

Saturday, May 31, 2003

9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Radisson Hotel South & Plaza Tower

7800 Normandale Boulevard

Minneapolis, MN 55439

Featured Speakers

Greg Glendell
The Myth of the "Happy Bappy": From incubator to rescue

Greg Glendell is an avian behaviorist and founder of BirdsFirst, an education and lobbying group dedicated to promoting the welfare of birds in captivity. He is currently the UK's only full-time companion bird behavioral consultant, and advocates a "bird-centered" approach to developing a positive, fulfilling environment for captive parrots.

Mike Schindlinger
Oral Traditions of Wild Parrots: What natural behavior can tell us about why parrots "parrot"

Mike Schindlinger is a Ph.D. candidate in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. Mike is one of the few researchers in the world studying parrot behavior in the wild, and will share some findings of over three years of living in the field with wild Amazon parrots. Through his field study, Mike has had the opportunity to observe the daily lives of wild parrots as they court, play, eat, roost, care for their young, and communicate with each other, and has created a unique compilation video and audio called Stalking the Wild Amazon: The Secret Lives of Wild Parrots.


$50.00 per person (includes refreshments). MAARS Volunteers receive a $10.00 discount.

By Credit Card Via Phone

Call Krista at (651) 641-7592 and provide your contact information and credit card type, number, expiration date, and name on card. Note: The phone number listed on the mailed flyer is incorrect, so be sure to use the number above if you call to register.

By Credit Card Via Fax

Fax your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, number of reservations, credit card type, number, expiration date, and name on card to MAARS at (651) 275-0457.

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Mail your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, number of reservations, and payment to MAARS. If you're paying by check, please make it payable to "MAARS." If you're paying by credit card, please include credit card type, number, expiration date, and name on card. Mail to:

Wild at Heart


1360 University Ave W #347

St. Paul, MN 55104

Registration Questions

If you have a question about this seminar or your registration, please call or e-mail Krista at (651) 641-7592 or Note: Please do not send credit card numbers via e-mail!


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