at their 2005 Bird Fair in Milan, Illinois.
For those unfamiliar with Ken Globus, he has been working
with difficult parrots for over 25 years and professionally
he has been conducting taming workshops and private sessions
for the last 4 years. He has even provided taming for Steven
Spielberg's difficult parrot.
Though there are those who do not agree with his methods,
his results cannot be denied. He uses progressive
desensitization and a hands-on approach to tame parrots in
minutes. Why does it work? Ken understands the fear that
birds instinctively possess.
Birds are afraid of everything - until you prove to them
there is nothing to be afraid of.
On Sunday, September 18th, Ken will provide be a free
demonstration at 1:00, which will run about a hour and a
There will be two intensive taming workshops, one on Sunday
beginning at 5:30PM after the fair and the other on Monday,
September 19th at 4:00PM. Each workshop will last about 4
hours and be limited to 7 birds, but there is still room for
those attending without birds. The Monday workshop will be
filmed for a documentary, so anyone attending will need to
sign a release.
Anyone who has a bird who "flees, bites, threatens or quakes
with fear" may want to have the bird attend one of the
workshops. Ken can help. All birds will be examined on-site
by a veterinarian to make sure the bird is not ill - the
workshops are not dangerous, but can be stressful, also a
sick bird should not be in contact with other birds.
The cost for attending the workshop with a bird is $100.00,
without a bird is $50.00. I can recommend attending even if
you do not have a bird. The experience is well worth the
cost. It is amazing to see everything you have ever heard
about bird behavior dispelled before your eyes. And if you
have ever heard that Ken is evil or his methods are cruel,
it is worth coming just to see how much he cares and how
great he is with the birds.