The HAMILTON PARROT CLUB provides monthly meetings to help enrich the lives of pet parrots by educating members and the public in the specialty care, nutritional requirements, husbandry and socialization parrots need.


  The next Hamilton Parrot Club  meeting is Monday, January 25, 7pm at the Dundas Lions Community  Centre, 10 Market St. S., Dundas, Ontario.

 2016 Meeting Dates;  January 25, February 29, March 28, April 25, May 30, June 27, September 26,  October  31 and November 28.


 Happy New Year Everyone

 A quick reminder of our meeting on Monday, January 25.  This meeting is our welcome back Annual Potluck Social.  It is a time to catch up,  share stories of our feathered friends and ourselves and to discuss the direction of the Hamilton Parrot Club for 2016.
 The club will provide plates, cups, utensils, water, pop and coffee. Please bring a food dish to share and if needed a serving utensil. Since  we do not have a microwave to reheat food the use of thermal bags or crockpots are options to consider in order to keep the food hot. The  doors will be open at 7pm and the potluck/meeting will start immediately after we set up the room.
 This meeting is open to all and we encourage you to bring a friend or family members with you. Members are encouraged to take a look  around the room and if you see someone new please introduce yourself and welcome the person to sit with you. 
 In order to attempt to safeguard the health of parrots attending meetings only pre approved avian vet checked parrots are allowed to attend.  Members should be aware that bringing birds to a meeting may expose them to health issues from other birds. Due to the extreme cold it is  imperative your car is pre warmed before/after the meeting and your birds are well bundled should you decide to bring them out. It is your  responsibility to bring a stand, water and clean up after your own bird. Please note the Community Centre is a nut free zone so no parrot  treats containing nuts are allowed.

 Hope to see as many of you as possible Monday Night

 Lori Gibbons, President
 The Hamilton Parrot Club
 Building a trust based relationship with our parrots One Step Up at a Time.

 


 About Us

 The Hamilton Parrot Club founded in September, 2006 is a group of like-minded parrot enthusiasts dedicated  to the conscientious and humane treatment of psittacines in captivity as well as their preservation in their  natural environment.

 Our main focus is to provide an open forum at our monthly meetings where members and guests can freely  exchange avian information, ideas and socialize their healthy pet parrots. The Hamilton Parrot Club is an  inclusive club that does not discriminate, both breeders and those that believe in “Don’t Breed, Don’t Buy,  Adopt” are welcome to attend and participate in the exchange of information for the betterment of all.  We also  recognize the reality that many pet parrots are feather mutilators and accept them as the precious pets they  are “Feathered or Featherless they are Beautiful to us and should not be hidden away”. We believe our  featherless birds are our best educational ambassadors we have to explain ’what can happen’ to a pet parrot if   its nutritional, physical and psychological needs are not met.

 Mission Statement

 The Hamilton Parrot Club is committed to enriching the lives of pet parrots by educating members and the  public in the specialty care, nutritional requirements, husbandry and socialization parrots need. Through  education and socialization we endeavour to allow our parrots to thrive, thus living long, happy and healthy  lives in captivity.

 MOTTO

 “Building a trust based relationship with our parrots one STEP UP at a TIME”.

 Purpose

 The Hamilton Parrot Club’s main Purpose is to disseminate accurate scientific based evidence and information  in order to assist all parrot owners and those interested in parrots. We accomplish this by; maintaining a web  site, email and phone number where members can reach us 24/7, providing open monthly meetings, offering  free/low cost educational seminars, a member's lending library, participating in community outreach, offering a  pet therapy program for those with special needs, providing a counseling service for behavioural issues, giving  mutual support to members and assistance in finding a veterinarian that specializes in avian and exotic  medicine.

 We also strive to cooperate, promote and assist other parrot clubs, businesses and organizations that share  our goals and attitudes.

 Our conservation efforts are focused on the Canadian Parrot Conference’s Pennies4Parrots campaign. The  Canadian Parrot Conference supports conservation of our wild psittacines by raising funds with their  Pennies4Parrots Challenge. The Hamilton Parrot Club joined this worthy cause in 2011 and invites club  members and the public to donate their pennies and loose change at our monthly meetings or special events.

 Due to the fact that parrots live long lives, life situations change and parrots do not always make the best of  pets we assist club members with rehoming and/or acquiring a ‘second hand’ bird.


 Meeting Dates:

We meet the last Monday of the month, except December at the Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre, 10 Market  Street, South, Dundas, Ontario ( see Contact Us  for Google map) . Doors open at 7 pm and meeting will start at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to attend, your first meeting is free. Yearly Memberships are $25 single or family and $20 for students and seniors.

 2016 Meetings;  January 25, February 29, March 28, April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26, October 31 and November 28. No  MEETING in DECEMBER.

 Meeting Guidelines:

Only members may bring their healthy bird(s) to a meeting, birds must have an avian health check by a pre approved vet.  All birds must be approved by the Executive prior to attending a meeting.   Please be sure wings are clipped or bird is caged or on a harness for its own safety and that of members and their birds. You are responsible for cleaning up after your bird and for bringing your own supplies.  Supplies should include a stand, water, food that does not include nuts as we are in a nut free facility, towel for emergency handling, hand sanitizer and paper towels or wet wipes. The Executive retains the right to remove or refuse a bird to a Hamilton Parrot Club meeting or event.