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Join us in San Antonio


Lafeber Company is proud to serve as the one and only platinum sponsor of ExoticsCon 2015.

Join us in San Antonio August 29-September 2 for this Joint Conference of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, and Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians.

Understanding Avian Cognition

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Learning opportunities at ExoticsCon are available for ALL experience levels including TWO master classes by Irene Pepperberg, research associate at Harvard in the field of avian cognition, on Wednesday, September 2:

8:00-10:00 am

Cognitive and Communicative Abilities in Grey Parrots

AAV Track 4
Ref #172

10:30-12:30 pm

Dealing with Parrot Intelligence and Cognitive Abilities in Daily Practice (with Jan Hooimeijer)

AAV Track 2
Ref #170

Wait For It…


What has Griffin the grey parrot been up to?

Get information on the latest study from Dr. Pepperberg's lab at Harvard University in "Wait For It...A Grey Parrot Demonstrates Self-Control".

Award Update


Nominations closed on June 7th for the 2015 T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year. Including duplicates, 59 nominations were submitted creating a list of 34 outstanding avian veterinarians. The independent Selection Committee, hosted through Louisiana State University, narrowed the list to five finalists in late June and the recipient has been selected.

Who is it? They're not telling, but the Award recipient will be announced during the Opening Session of ExoticsCon 2015 on Monday, August 31.


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