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Webinar: The Grey Way: Home for the Holidays! Pet Bird Safety Tips with Lisa Bono, CPBC

In this free webinar episode of The Grey Way, Lisa Bono, CPBC, will offer tips and tricks for keeping your birds safe and sane during the upcoming holiday season. Sign up and tune in Friday, November 5, 2021!

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Webinar: Ask The Vet: Q&A with Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)

Don’t miss your chance to ask Dr. Tully a question about your bird’s health, nutrition, care, or behavior problem in this interactive webinar on October 29.

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Webinar: Avian Bornavirus Part 2- A Review & More with Dr. Susan Orosz & Dr. Robert Dahlhausen

Don’t miss this follow-up webinar on Avian Bornavirus. Dr. Orosz will be joined by Dr. Dahlhausen. They’ll start with a brief review of Avian Bornavirus(ABV) and expand on the information from the first ABV webinar, including more about diagnostic testing & treatments. They will also address pre-submitted questions. Sign up now and join us on October 22.

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Webinar: Avian Vet Insider—Road Trip! An Insider’s View of a Veterinary Conference

In this webinar, Dr. Lamb will give us a behind-the-scenes look at the recent ExoticsCon—an annual Veterinary conference that brings Vets & Technicians from all aspects of Exotics Medicine together to share new findings and interesting cases. Sign up and tune in on October 15!

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Webinar: University Vet Insider—Teaching, Treating & Research with Dr. Joerg Mayer

Get a “bird veterinarian’s eye view” as Joerg Mayer DVM, MS, DABVP(ECM), DECZM, DACZM joins us from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine where he works in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Teaching Hospital & Zoological Medicine Service. Dr. Mayer will talk about his experiences with treating parrots and other bird species as well as what it’s like to teach the next generation of Avian & Exotics Veterinarians. Sign up and tune in Friday, October 8!

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Webinar: The Grey Way: The Familiar & The Rare – Bird Species Avian Vets Have Treated with Lisa Bono, CPBC

In this free webinar episode of The Grey Way, Lisa Bono, CPBC, will offer tips and tricks for keeping your bird’s environment clean and healthy. Sign up and tune in Friday, October 1, 2021!

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Webinar: Avian Vet Insider—The Lighter Side of Treating a Pet That Can Talk Back!

In this webinar, Dr. Lamb looks at the lighter side of clinic life. While she takes each case seriously, her sometimes talkative patients can bring some comic relief. We cover some very serious topics in these webinars, but this time let’s look at the lighter side of things, during this insider’s view of the daily happenings at your Avian Vet’s Clinic.

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Webinar: Ask The Vet: Q&A with Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)

Don’t miss your chance to ask Dr. Tully a question about your bird’s health, nutrition, care, or behavior problem in this interactive webinar on September 24.

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Webinar: The Grey Way: Time to Travel: Bird Sitter, Boarding or Hitting the Road? with Lisa Bono, CPBC

Join us for a free webinar on August 13 with Lisa Bono, a certified parrot behavior consultant specializing in African grey parrots, as she presents Episode 4 of The Grey Way, a Lafeber Pet Birds Webinar Series focusing on Congo & Timneh African grey parrots as pets. In this episode, Lisa discusses your options when planning a trip.

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Webinar: Ask The Vet: Q&A with Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)

Don’t miss your chance to ask Dr. Tully a question about your bird’s health, nutrition, care, or behavior problem in this interactive webinar on August 20.

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Webinar: Rescue, Rehabilitation & Release: Wildlife Rehabilitation of the Parrots of Southern California

Our August 27 webinar will feature Brooke Durham of the SoCal Parrot, a licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility near San Diego, California. She will discuss the species they work with, as well as research and conservation efforts the organization is involved with.

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Webinar: Avian Bornavirus: Common Signs and Treatments

Join us Friday, July 30, for a special webinar on Avian Bornavirus(ABV) and how it can affect various parrot species. Susan Orosz Ph.D., DVM, DABVP (Avian), DECZM (Avian) will discuss this complex neurologic disease, including symptoms and some therapies that can help.

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Webinar: Ask The Vet: Q&A with Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)

Don’t miss your chance to ask Dr. Tully a question about your bird’s health, nutrition, care, or behavior problem in this interactive webinar on July 23.

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Webinar: Avian Vet Insider: The Routine Pet Bird Exam

Join us Friday, July 16 for Episode 2 of Avian Vet Insider: The Routine Pet Bird Exam. Dr, Lamb will discuss what to expect for your bird’s routine exam, and more!

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Webinar: Heart to Heart: Pet Bird Behavior Q&A with Chris Davis

In this live webinar, Chris Davis will share a behavior case or problem and then field viewers’ behavior-related questions. Join us June 4!

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Webinar: Avian Vet Insider: Most Common Cases Your Avian Vet Treats

In this free webinar, Dr. Lamb will describe the most common reasons that pet bird owners bring their bird to an Avian Vet. Tune in on June 11.

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Webinar: Ask The Vet: Q&A with Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)

Don’t miss your chance to ask Dr. Tully a question about your bird’s health, nutrition, care, or behavior problem in this interactive webinar on June 18.

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CANCELLED – Webinar: The Grey Way—Time to Travel: Bird Sitter, Boarding or Hitting the Road?

In this webinar episode of The Grey Way, Lisa discusses the options when planning a trip. How to choose a qualified bird sitter or boarding facility? Is taking your Grey with you an option? Preparing your Grey for a road trip or air travel?

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Webinar: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: Where Are They Now?

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill by Judy Irving (released in 2003) is a touching documentary that features the relationship between Mark Bittner and a flock of feral parrots that he feeds and interacts with within the Telegraph Hill area of San Francisco. In this special webinar, Mark will talk about the film and give us an update on his life, as well as give us an update on the feral parrot flock. Tune in on Friday, May 7!

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Webinar: The Picky Parrot: Teach Your Pet Bird to Eat a Healthy Diet

If you have a picky eater, this webinar can be a game-changer when it comes to your bird’s health! Dr. Lamb will offer tips and tricks to get your bird to try new foods. Sign-up and tune in on May 14.

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Webinar: Ask The Vet: Q&A with Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)

Don’t miss your chance to ask Dr. Tully a question about your bird’s health, nutrition, care, or behavior problem in this interactive webinar on May 21.

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Webinar: The Grey Way: Adoption – A New Start with Lisa Bono, CPBC

Thinking of adopting an African grey parrot? Don’t miss your chance to learn about the way of the grey with Lisa Bono, CPBC, a certified parrot behavior consultant specializing in African grey parrots. This free interactive webinar is on April 9.

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Webinar: Avian Medicine: What it Takes to be an Avian Veterinarian

Dr. Stephanie Lamb will share what it takes to become an Avian Vet and the specialized equipment needed in order to examine, diagnose and treat birds. If you’ve ever wondered what a veterinarian learns about exotics in Vet School here’s your chance to find out!

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Webinar: Heart to Heart: Pet Bird Behavior Q&A with Chris Davis

In this live webinar, Chris Davis will share a behavior case or problem and then field viewers’ behavior-related questions.

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Webinar: Ask The Vet: Q&A with Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)

Don’t miss your chance to ask Dr. Tully a question about your bird’s health, nutrition, care, or behavior problem in this interactive webinar.

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Webinar: Ask The Vet: Q&A With Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)

Don’t miss your chance to ask Dr. Tully a question about your bird’s health, nutrition, care, or behavior problem in this interactice webinar.

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Webinar: Grey Parrot Anatomy Project: An Update & Relevance to all Parrot Species

Dr. Echols will give us an update on the Grey Parrot Anatomy Project, which aims to create an accurate physical and digital anatomy reference of the African grey parrot.

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Webinar: Where do Baby Parrots Come From? A Veterinary View of Avian Reproduction

Get the lowdown on avian reproduction and associated health issues in this live webinar with Dr. Stephanie Lamb.

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Webinar: Heart to Heart: Pet Bird Behavior Q&A with Chris Davis

In this live webinar, Chris Davis will share a behavior case or problem and then field viewers’ behavior-related questions.

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Webinar: The Grey Way—African Grey Behavior

Join us Friday, February 19 for a free, interactive webinar. Our guest, Lisa Bono, CPBC, owner and operator of The Platinum Parrot and an associate-certified parrot behavior consultant specializing in African grey parrots, will talk about African grey behavior and answer questions from our viewers!

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Webinar: Ask The Vet: Q&A With Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)

“Ask the Vet with Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)” webinar is back Friday, February 26! Dr. Tully will answer your questions about pet bird health, nutrition, care and behavior problems.

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Webinar: Heart to Heart: Pet Bird Behavior Q&A with Chris Davis

In this live webinar, Chris Davis will share a behavior case or problem and then field viewers’ behavior-related questions.

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Webinar: Love is in the Air: Am I Sending My Parrot the Wrong Signals?

Stephanie Lamb, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), will discuss the signals we send to our birds that can actually be hormonal triggers.

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Webinar: Ask The Vet: Q&A With Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)

“Ask the Vet with Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)” webinar is back Friday, January 29! Dr. Tully will answer your questions about pet bird health, nutrition, care and behavior problems.

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Webinar: Heart to Heart: Pet Bird Behavior Q&A with Chris Davis

In this live webinar, Chris Davis will share a behavior case or problem and then field viewers’ behavior-related questions.

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Webinar: Avian Emergency: First Aid for Your Pet Bird, Part 2

Dr. Lamb will walk us through basic first-aid skills we should all know, how to stabilize your bird until you can get it to the vet, and how to make your own first-aid kit for your birds. Tune in Friday January 15!

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Webinar: Ask The Vet: Q&A With Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)

“Ask the Vet with Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)” webinar is back Friday, December 18! Dr. Tully will answer your questions about pet bird health, nutrition, care and behavior problems.

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Webinar: From Head to Tail – Visual Clues to Pet Bird Health

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to examine your bird from head to tail from avian veterinarian Stephanie Lamb.

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Webinar: Heart to Heart: Pet Bird Behavior Q&A with Chris Davis

In this live webinar, Chris Davis, CPBC, will share a behavior case or problem and then field viewers’ behavior-related questions.

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Webinar: Avian Emergency: First Aid for Your Pet Bird

Dr. Lamb will walk us through basic first-aid skills we should all know, how to stabilize your bird until you can get it to the vet, and how to make your own first-aid kit for your birds. Tune in Friday November 20!

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Webinar: Ask The Vet: Q&A with Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)

“Ask the Vet with Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)” webinar is back Friday, November 13! Dr. Tully will answer your questions about pet bird health, nutrition, care and behavior problems.

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Webinar: Let’s Talk Birds: A Bird Talk Magazine Reunion!

Here’s your chance to go behind-the-scenes of the iconic magazine dedicated to the better care of pet birds. Our special guest Melissa Kauffman and host Laura Doering will talk about how Bird Talk’s monthly issues came together and the tears shed when it ceased publication.

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Webinar: Ask The Vet: Q&A With Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)

“Ask the Vet with Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)” webinar is back Friday, October 30! Dr. Tully will answer your questions about pet bird health, nutrition, care and behavior problems.

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Webinar: Bird Seeds Versus Pellets: What’s the Difference?

Stephanie Lamb, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice) will help clear up the confusion over seeds vs. pellets. Tune in Friday, October 23.

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Webinar: What Should I Feed? Nutritionally Balanced Diets are For the Birds!

Join us Friday, October 16, for a free webinar – What Should I Feed? Nutritionally Balanced Diets are For the Birds!

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Webinar: It’s Not All Talk: 6 Steps to Loving Communication with Your Bird & other Animals

Christine Davis, CPBC, and Dr. Ted Lafeber will share their step-by-step method of forming a stronger relationship with pet birds and all animals through loving communication. Tune in Friday!

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Webinar: Tropical Surprise: Hint – It’s For the Birds!

This special webinar on Thursday, October 1st, features a surprise guest as well as a big announcement! One very lucky viewer will be randomly selected to win a prize, but you must be viewing live to win.

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Webinar: Ask The Vet: Q&A With Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)

“Ask the Vet with Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)” webinar is back Friday, September 25! Dr. Tully will answer your questions about pet bird health, nutrition, care and behavior problems.

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Celebrate National Pet Bird Day!

Dogs get their day, cats do too. Now it’s our feathered companions turn—September 17 is National Pet Bird Day. It’s time to celebrate our birdie family members—here are some fun ideas to get you started!

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Webinar: Safety First!: Common & Hidden Dangers For Pet Birds

Join us for a free interactive webinar on Friday, September 18. Dr. Stephanie Lamb discusses common and hidden household dangers and steps to take to keep your bird out of harm’s way.

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Webinar: Ask The Vet: Q&A With Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)

Have questions about your pet bird’s health or just want to learn more about the health of pet birds? Then join us August 28, 2020 for a Q&A webinar with Dr. Tom Tully.

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Free Webinar: The Art Of The Bird — An Overview Of Small Pet Birds

Have a fondness for small birds? Join the small-bird celebration with our free webinar on Friday, August 21! Our special guest Diane Grindol, author of Bird Talk magazine’s popular “Small Birds” column as well as numerous other bird publications, will sketch small bird species such as budgies, cockatiels, lovebirds, kakarikis and more as she discusses the nuances of each. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask a question about your small bird.

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Special Webinar With Dr. Pepperberg Aims To Raise Funds For The Alex Foundation

Help raise funds for The Alex Foundation, and get an up-close look inside Dr. Irene Pepperberg’s research lab this Sunday, August 23! This special webinar will take us inside the lab and give viewers the chance to ask Dr. Pepperberg questions, as well as see the two wonderful birds currently residing in the lab! Admission into the webinar can be purchased by making a $25 donation to The Alex Foundation.

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Webinar: Fun With Foraging — How To Get Started & Fun Toy Ideas!

Join us for a free interactive webinar with Stephanie Lamb, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice). You’ll learn why foraging is an important part of a bird’s day. Dr. Lamb will also share her tips and tricks to making foraging fun!

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Webinar: “The Grey Way: Understanding The African Grey Parrot”

Join us this Friday for a free, interactive webinar. Our guest, Lisa Bono, CPBC, owner and operator of The Platinum Parrot and an associate-certified parrot behavior consultant specializing in African grey parrots, will present “The Grey Way: Understanding the African Grey Parrot.”

Thomas Tully, DVM

Webinar: Ask The Vet: Q&A with Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)

Dr. Tully will field questions from participants, so now’s your chance to ask a question about your pet bird’s health, or tune in to learn more about avian health in general.

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Webinar: The Pros & Cons Of Alternative Medicine — What You Need To Know For Your Bird

Dr. Heather Barron will explore what is currently known about the herbal supplement industry, homeopathy, and other forms of alternative medicine, as well as discuss the pros and cons as presented in a review of the scientific literature.

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Webinar: Boswell’s Journey — An Avian Cancer Survivor Story

Jörg Mayer, MS, DVM, DABVP (Exotic Companion Mammal Practice), DECZM, DACZM, will share a heartwarming story about Boswell, the longest bird cancer survivor in avian history. Dr. Mayer will discuss his tailored treatment for Boswell, who was diagnosed with bone cancer. Dr. Mayer will also discuss avian cancers & treatments in general and answer viewer questions.

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Webinar: To Board Or Not To Board — What Is Best For Your Parrot When You Travel?

Our guest Stephanie Lamb, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice) will discuss boarding vs. home care and traveling with your bird. What are the benefits of boarding your bird, and what are the benefits of opting for home care when you need to be away from home? Dr. Lamb will also offer tips for safe travels with your bird.

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Webinar: Ask The Vet: Q&A With Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)

Dr. Tully will field questions from participants, so now’s your chance to ask a question about your pet bird’s health, or tune in to learn more about avian health in general.

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