“Growing Up Grey” -Basic Grey 101 meshed with valuable and insightful advice specific to African grey parrots and common to many species!  Thanks to the dedication of Dr. Irene Pepperberg and many others, research has shown that African grey parrots are incredibly
smart and sentient beings. Due to the grey parrot’s reputation, it is also one
of the most   popular pet birds worldwide. In recent years, there have been a
large number of grey parrots needing new homes later in life. Is this because
people are not prepared to care for such a special species, or is it that the
information out there has not been tailored to the grey parrot and we, in some
way, have failed them?  With 36 years’ experience of living with different
species of parrots and spending the past two decades  learning from and caring
for the African grey parrot species, Lisa will share her insight to help the
African grey community understand their companion grey parrot.  The presentation
will cover how to raise a well-adjusted companion, thoughts behind phobias and
fears, specific body language, personal research and experiences, when baby
becomes his own bird, behavior, nutrition and health.



September   2013

Video shoot  in NYC for



October 2013


Lisa Bono to present at Parrot EXPO 2013!
Dr. Irene Pepperberg & 
Lisa A. Bono
Saturday, October 5
Freeport Recreation Center,
Freeport, NY


Presented by The Long Island Parrot Society, PARROT EXPO 2012 will be an all-day extravaganza of colorful exotic birds, interactive displays, scheduled demonstrations and workshops and a fabulous array of ‘parrotphernalia’ on sale in the huge vendor room.

The opulent VENDOR ROOM is a great place to do your ‘Pollyday’ shopping… for your favorite birds and humans too!  The raffle lobby is always a big attraction; cages and accessories, bird food, toys and accessories dominate the laden tables, while the gorgeous gift baskets always garner raves from winners…that could be you!  The education center is a ‘don’t miss’ destination of the day, with live birds and lots of volunteers to answer your questions.