Phoenix Beakin'
Upcoming online classes and virtual events
Phoenix Landing Foundation and Companion Parrots Re-homed pr esent:
AVIAN BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING WITH DEBBIE FOSTER
Debbie Foster
Debbie, of Parrot Ps and Qs , is certified as a trainer and behavior consultant and combines those two disciplines to help people with their parrots and to help give birds the skills they need to succeed in their homes.

Join us for a class that will teach you the science of learning and behavior and learn how we can apply that to the birds in our care. This class is good for people who are new to parrots and to people who have had parrots for quite a while. We guarantee you'll learn something new!

You'll get information on how and what to train, and understand the connection between what we do and our bird's behavior.

Must be attended live online via Zoom. No recording available.

Saturday, August 8, 10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m. EDT (UTC -4)
NO PLACE LIKE HOME (Online and self-paced)
When we bring a parrot into our lives, from parakeets to macaws, we are offering them a place to call home. What does home mean? For a parrot it might mean a place to be safe, be healthy, have a sense of family, and be provided positive opportunities to live and thrive. This class will address what each of these means to a bird, and give you some ideas about how to continue providing the good life for your bird.  This class satisfies our adoption process class requirement. In order for applicants to receive credit for the class, all activities must be completed and turned in.

If you have a varied schedule, or would prefer to spread a class out into short segments over multiple days, this class is for you! Class materials and activities are available August 7 - 24.

INTERIOR DESIGN, SETTING UP THE CAGE FOR ACTION
Birds spend many hours in their cages, and often these cages are not very large, which can reduce the opportunity for exercise, enrichment, and action. Let's talk about how to set up a bird's environment, especially their cage, for fun and multiple activities -- to include ideas for perches, plants, cleaning, privacy, foraging, the outside of the cage, and adjoining play areas.

This class is free, and is offered live online via Zoom.

Saturday, August 29, 2:00-3:30p.m. EDT (UTC -4)
SAVE THE DATES
for these other upcoming online events!

  • Saturday, Sept. 12, 2:00p.m. EDT "Healthy whole foods for your bird" with Dr. Jason Crean
  • Sunday, Sept. 20, 1:00p.m. EDT "Avian emergencies, what to do, when, and why" with Dr. Currie Carothers
  • Saturday, Oct. 10, 1:00p.m. EDT "What if your parrot outlives you? Preparing for your parrot's future" with Professor Gerry Beyer

Please visit https://www.phoenixlanding.org/events.html for details on these and other events!
Adoptable bird spotlight
Interested in adopting a bird? Information about our adoption process may be found at https://www.phoenixlanding.org/adoption.html.
Stewie Jenday conure
Stewie, 13 year old female Jenday conure (NC)
Prism the ringneck
Prism, 8 year old female Indian Ringneck (NC)
Athena (1 year old) and Zeus (3 years old), conures (VA)
Pebee the Senegal parrot
Pebee, 21 year old Senegal parrot (NC)
Peanut, age unknown, Quaker parakeet (VA)
Coho, 13 year old male Moluccan cockatoo (FL)
Interested in volunteering?
The parrots need YOU!
If you are interested in getting involved, but are not sure how, here are some of our greatest volunteer needs:

Parrot taxis - Help parrots get to new homes or foster homes. Transport for donated items like cages or play stands is also always needed.

Storage - Do you have even a 3' x 4' space in a garage, basement, or bonus room that could be used to store donated cages or other supplies for adoptable parrots?

Happy Landings and Congratulations!
Adoptions finalized in July
Petey the parrotlet adoption
Congratulations to the following birds and their families for having their adoptions finalized in July!

  • Bubbles (cockatiel)
  • Conrad (yellow-naped Amazon)
  • Jake (Senegal)
  • Kaleah (blue and gold macaw)
  • Louie (Congo African grey)
  • Nicky (cockatiel)
  • Petey (parrotlet)
  • Tiki (yellow-naped Amazon)
PARROT NEWS and OTHER RESOURCES
Combat the summer blues with
toys from the Helping Parrots store
Next time you need to order food, perches, or toys for your bird, please think of the Helping Parrots store. When you shop in our volunteer-run Helping Parrots store, you also support the parrots in Phoenix Landing's adoption program. The parrots thank you for it!

We recently received a new shipment of Harrisons pellets. So, we have them in stock!
Phoenix Landing Wish List
  • Check out our Wish List on Amazon.com!
  • Additional wish list items: Paper towels, almonds (shelled and unshelled), Bob's Red Mill Garbanzo Bean flour, and organic, no salt added, canned garbanzo beans/chickpeas.
  • 2 Happy Lights to brighten up the adoption center for the parrots https://verilux.com/collections/featured/products/new-happylight-touch [Currently on sale with coupon code HAPPYSUMMER]
  • Please consider a making a monthly donation to Phoenix Landing, for whatever amount is comfortable! The parrots appreciate it!
  • Use our Amazon Affiliate Link when shopping at Amazon.com, or select Phoenix Landing Foundation as the non-profit you support on Amazon Smile when using the Amazon App.
  • Join iGive and select Phoenix Landing Foundation as the non-profit you support when shopping online.
  • Have a car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat you would like to donate? Perhaps it is in need of repair? Now you can donate it through the non-profit, CARS, and have it benefit Phoenix Landing Foundation: https://careasy.org/nonprofit/phoenix-landing-foundation
  • Become a Phoenix Landing member. (Good for one year from join date.)

Donated items may be sent to Phoenix Landing Foundation, 31 Landing Place, Alexander, NC 28701.

Please drop us a note at contact@phoenixlanding.org if you purchase something for us, including if you'd like a thank you note, as vendors do not always provide information on who generously purchased something for us. Thank you for helping parrots!
THANK YOU!
A huge thank you goes to everyone who donated items from previous wish lists in the last month to Phoenix Landing! This includes the donations of travel cages, nuts, toys, cleaning solution, and monetary donations! Together, we help more parrots.