The Connecticut Parrot Society

"People for Parrots!"

Program Calendar

The CPS events are available in a calendar format.

The public is welcome to attend programs as guests. The first meeting is free; subsequent visits are $5 each.

January 5

"Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy"
Ben Sonnenberg
Director of Environmental Education

February 2

"Parrot Behavior Issues - Q&A"
Anthony DiBella

March 2

"Routine Diagnostic Testing: The Why's and How's"
Dr. Kristen Sinclair, DVM

March 25

Featherfest 2017

Featherfest Flyer for 2017

April 6

"Super Psittacines: A Fun Look At The Inner Workings of Parrots"
Michele Parrett

May 4

Ice Cream Social

  • Share your bird stories
  • Make your own sundaes
  • Wing and nail clipping

June 1

"What it is Like Being an Exotics/Bird Veterinarian"
Laurie Hess, DVM, AVBP


No meeting - Summer Vacation


No meeting - Summer Vacation

September 7

"Unlikely Companions" book review with Dr. Hess
AVA Convention 2017 update on PDD, (Proventicular Dilation Disease) by Dr. Marino
Dr. Laurie Hess and Dr. Amanda Marino

October 5

"Reiki for Parrots"
Mary Oquendo, Proprietor, "Hands and Paws Reiki"

November 2

"Creating a Care Guide for Your Parrot & Tips for Emergency Preparedness"
Sharon Presner, CPS Adoption Chairperson

December 7

Holiday Party

January 7

"Love Those Poicephalus Parrots: A Basic Introduction"
Bob Cosgrove, CPS President
Barbara Cosgrove, CPS Outreach/Education Chairperson

February 4

"Planning for Your Bird’s Future: Insights In to CPS' Adoption Experiences"
Karen Smith, CPS Adoption Chairperson

March 3

"The Importance of Social Support for Parrots"
Michele Parrett, Humane Educator Director, Foster Parrots Inc.

March 19

Featherfest 2016

Featherfest Flyer for 2016

April 7

"Emergency Bird Care"
Kristin Sinclair, DVM, DABVP Kensington Bird and Animal Hospital

May 5

"Raptor Rehabilitation"
Mary-Beth Kaesar, Horizon Wings

June 2

"Everything You Should Know About Parrot Beaks"
Ann M. Bourke, DVM, DABVP Northeast Bird Clinic


No meeting - Summer Vacation


No meeting - Summer Vacation

September 1

"All Birds Are Not Created Equal"
Robin Shewokis, Avian Enrichment Specialist

October 6

"The Fun, Joy, and Reward of Clicker Training for Your Parrot and You"
Anthony DiBella, Certified Avian Specialist

November 3

"Toy Rehabilitation/Making Workshop"
Concetta Ferragamo, Northeast Regional Director, AFA

December 1

Holiday Party