Bird Safety Corner ~ Amy Hopkins

Amy Hopkins is a physician living and working in Connecticut who has the good fortune to be companion to six wonderful birds, five cockatiels and a rose-breasted cockatoo, not to mention an elderly turtle, and is also an avid bird-watcher, both locally and around the world. She is Programs and Promotions Chair for the The Parrot Club, Connecticut's oldest companion bird club and is a long-term board member. She is also a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, and has worked with both songbirds and raptors. Bird safety and health issues are of great importance to her, and she has given lectures on these topics to many bird clubs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. She was a featured speaker on bird safety for the Long Island Parrot Society's annual show in October, 2012. She writes a monthly safety column for The Parrot Club's bulletin, which is also reproduced by a number of other bird clubs. 

She believes that if even one bird's life is saved by these talks and columns, it will be worth it. All articles are copyrighted. 

Birds and Other Animals
Car Safety Part 1
Car Safety Part 2
Emergency Information for You and Your Parrots
Essential Oils
Food Part 1
Food Part 2
Heating Systems
Indoor Air Pollutants
Insect Repellants
Kitchen Part 1
Kitchen Part 2
Kitchen Part 3
Lead and Zinc
Mechanical Air Filters
Misc. Household Hazards Part 1
Misc. Household Hazards Part 2
Misc. Household Hazards Part 3
Paint and Wallpaper
Personal Items
Petroleum Solvants
Physical Hazards
Summer Safety

Behavior & Training Workshop

Bird Of The Month

Samantha Rose is a Double Yellow Headed Amazon (Amazona oratrix).  She is 21 years old and is in her second home having joined her current flock in 2008.  Sam is a gentle girl, chooses to limit her human vocabulary but loves making Amazon sounds.  She always sounds so happy!  The Double Yellow Headed Amazon is an endangered species native to Mexico and northern Central America.  Because of their endangered status only captive bred birds can be owned.  They are known to have charming personalities and are highly desirable as pets.  Samantha’s humans of course think that she is a “practically perfect parrot in every way” Sam resides with a lively flock of 3 African Grey parrots, a Blue Fronted Amazon (who she is constantly competing with!) and a male Eclectus that calls Sam his “girl”.

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