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Bird lovers unite at annual Parrot Expo


Freeport continues to be the home of the Long Island Parrot Society’s annual Parrot Expo. Last Saturday, Oct. 5, parrot owners along with prospective parrot owners spent the day participating in mini-workshops that focused on all aspects of avian lifestyles.

New parrot owners were also able to meet one-on-one with longtime owners to ask questions, learn what type of bird could be a good fit and resources for birdsitting and veterinary services. The expo also included a hefty number of specialty vendors with cages, food, toys, accessories and more.

In celebration of this year’s theme, Parrots and Pirates, the expo’s keynote speaker, Concetta Ferragamo, presented a workshop on “Behavior and Training and Foraging with your Parrots.” The expo also featured Nature Nick’s Animal Adventures and Ye Pyrate Brotherhood.