Friday, March 4, 2016


It's been quite a while since we've posted anything.  So, here goes.
First of all, we would like to thank all of our viewers and contributors for being part of our publication.  We are always looking for new content and suggestions that would make our publication more interesting.
We are in the process of developing another publication;  Exotics of The World.

We're trying to gather information from around the world about all Exotics, not just Avian.  Anyone who cares to join will be welcomed.  There will be links to your websites or blogs so what is shared is shared by the author or company.  We invite you to visit    for a preview and so you can give your feedback.  And don't forget, there is a section for posting any events of interest around the world.
Thanks for joining us.
Till next time.........

Monday, July 13, 2015



SYLVANIA, Ohio -- The Animal Behavior Center is slated to present its 2nd Annual 2-Day Animal Behavior, Training & Health Seminar October 3rd and 4th, 2015.The event features live education animals inside the free-flight Animal Behavior Center (great photo opportunity).  Attendees will learn about some of the animal behavior, training, & health issues that can present itself during the life of an animal, whether it lives on land, in the air or in the water.

Featured speakers include Dr. Karen Becker, proactive wellness veterinarian; Dr. Becker frequently lectures and writes about species appropriate nutrition, maintaining a balanced immune system and a resilient frame (her “Three Pillars of Health”).  She has co-authored the Whole Dog Journal’s Best Homemade Diet Book of All Time award, “Real Food for Healthy Pets.” She has appeared on the hit show Animal Planet, and is deeply honored to be named one of Chicago’s Top Ten Vets, according to Chicago Magazine. Deb Jones, Ph.D., is a psychologist who specializes in learning theory and social behavior. She has taught psychology courses at Kent State University. Deb was an early innovator in the use of clicker training techniques in dog training. Jason Crean, MA, MS is a degreed biologist, currently pursuing his doctorate, and an avid aviculturist, specializing in the propagation of green aracaris and white-backed mousebirds, President of The Avicultural Society of Chicagoland, Mid-eastern Regional Director and Education Committee Chair for the American Federation of Aviculture and moderates the Holistic Bird Care and Avian Raw, Whole Food Nutrition groups on Facebook.  He runs a live animal education program that does free interactive programs for a host of different audiences as he believes education is the most important factor in keeping aviculture thriving.  Dr. Patricia Anderson is an anthropologist, anthrozoologist, and archaeologist who has been studying the human-avian bond since 1999. Pat completed her PhD in anthropology at the University of Chicago (1998). She annually teaches a senior/graduate level course in Anthrozoology, the study of human-animal relationships, to students in the Zoo & Aquarium Studies Program and others at Western Illinois University where she is tenured as Associate Professor. Lara Joseph is the owner of The Animal Behavior Center, LLC.  She presents workshops, travels, lectures, gives regular webinars and consults focusing on positive reinforcement interactions and modifying behavior through applications in behavior analysis. The Animal Behavior Center's mission is to provide an international education center focused on learning, improving, and continuing education for people interested in working with animals and improving their quality of care. The education is focused on strengthening the relationship through positive reinforcement and applications in behavior analysis. Seats can be reserved by going to

The Animal Behavior Center’s 2nd Annual Animal Behavior, Training and Health Seminar is expected to attract not only local but worldwide attention. We look forward to this event to continue to grow and become a successful educational opportunity to animal lovers worldwide. Owner, Lara Joseph, along with all our volunteers have kicked into high gear and are committed to making this event one that will be the most anticipated annual event in our area drawing attendees from all over the world.

Lara Joseph, Owner, The Animal Behavior Center
419-360-1234                                                                                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Well, what a great turnout and huge success at the TASC expo.  This was probably the most informative of them all considering who was there.  If you wanted to just shop for supplies, food or cages for your feathered friend this was the chance to get it.   Dr. Sakas, DVM and Dr. Ness, DVM were there to help with avian health questions.  Jason Crean and Patricia Sund were there for nutritional seminars, Lara Joseph gave a great talk on training.  Other speakers also were in attendance to give all of us more understanding of what to do to keep our companion birds well, healthy and happy.
Read more here:  or visit them here:

Now, if you are looking for one of the biggest events in the U.S., then you may be interested in the AFA convention in Chicago, Illinois.  Here is what we have for now.  Just click on either picture for more information about The American Federation of Aviculture, Inc.

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Something new is here.  I am working on a site - EXOTICS OF THE WORLD - A place to go for sharing and learning.  Information will be added as we receive it by those writers around the world who would like to contribute.  Family Friendly is the main criteria.  Anyone who is wanting to share information about exotic animals whether walking, slithering, swimming, or flying, is invited.  If you know of anyone, spread the world.  The website will be  The site is live, but far from finished.  Content must be added and links created.  This is very time consuming, but this on going and ever growing project will never be complete.  Comments and suggestions are invited using this email:  This is a temporary email as the one for the new site is not set up.  The two sites will have some similarities, as they are meant to compliment each other.  Help make this project a success.  Be a part of something great for the world of exotics from the human viewpoint.
Till next time,

Friday, January 16, 2015


Well, I think I would like to share some bird healthy information with everyone.  Diet seems to be top on our list of concern for our companion feathered friends.  All I can say is read what these people have to say.  They seem to know what they are talking about.  After all, they have the credentials and experience.

Jason Crean

Jason Crean

Jason Crean

Lara Joseph

Barbara Heidenreich

Patricia Sund

And any of the other contributors to our publication.

Thursday, December 18, 2014


As the end of 2014 nears, let us reflect on what we have done to create comfort and happiness within those we have touched.

Some of us have become a mentor to another.
Some of us have found our calling.
Some of us have even gone so far as to pay it forward.
Some of us have protested.
Some of us have rioted.
Some of us have found the wrong way.
Some of us have found the right way.
Some of us have found a new life with another person.
Some of us have found a new purpose.
Some of us have found a new religion.
Some of us have completely changed our way.

Whatever you have done, let it be for the good of humanity, our world and all of the people and animals on the planet.

Remember, goodness and goodwill starts with us.  Spread this and you will start a movement. 

Happy New Year.