Free Webinar on Foraging and Enrichment For Pet Birds

LafeberVet is hosting a free webinar on June 1, presented by M. Scott Echols, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian Practice).

In the wild, birds spend up to 50 percent of their day foraging.

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Lafeber and LafeberVet is hosting a webinar on parrots entitled "Foraging and Enrichment for Birds.” The webinar will be presented by M. Scott Echols, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian Practice). 

According to the Lafeber press release on the webinar, "Wild birds spend more than 50% of their day foraging and feeding, particularly during the morning and evening hours. In this live interactive web-based course, Dr. Echols reviews foraging as a natural behavior and discusses how lack of foraging can negatively affect behavior in captivity. Multiple animal video examples (avian and otherwise) will be used to demonstrate important enrichment concepts. Basic principles will be highlighted with the end goal to get people to start thinking about ways to enrich the lives of captive animals, especially birds.”

 Echols is a well-known veterinarian in the avian community. He practices throughout the United States in various hospitals and veterinary schools. He is an adjunct professor at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, and he is also the creator of several educational DVDs, including "Captive Foraging" by Avian Studios. Dr. Echols is a frequent lecturer at universities and conferences in the U.S. and abroad. He was the 2007 to 2008 President of the Association of Avian Veterinarians and was also named the 2007 Texas Non-Traditional Species Veterinarian of the Year. He received the 2005 Ted Lafeber International Avian Practitioner of the Year award, as well. He is the Director of Avian Medical and Surgical Services at Westgate Pet and Bird Hospital in Austin, Texas. 

The webinar will be hosted on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at 5 p.m. EST. For more information on how to register, visit the LafeberVet.com website here.

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