Lisa A. Bono, ACPBC &  The Platinum Parrot thank you for attending  the

“Winged Wisdom & Health Symposium”

Proceeds will benefited The Alex Foundation.

Irene PepperbergDr. Irene Pepperberg is an adjunct associate professor at the Dept. of Psychology , Brandeis University Waltham, MA. She is also a lecturer and research associate at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.
Irene Pepperberg studies Grey parrots. The main focus of her work is to determine the cognitive and communicative abilities of these birds, and compare their abilities with those of great apes, marine mammals, and young children. She is studying the mechanisms of their learning as well as the outcomes.
Dr. Pepperberg will be updating us on the current research at the lab.

Pilny-webDr. Anthony Pilny, DVM, ABVP (Avian) is a graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internal medicine and surgery internship at Florida Veterinary Specialists in Tampa and a residency in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine and Surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners certified in Avian Practice. Dr. Pilny has lectured nationally about exotic pet medicine and has published numerous articles and book chapters on birds and other exotic species. He also serves as an adjunct professor at LaGuardia Community College where he teaches avian and exotic pet medicine to prospective veterinary technicians. Dr Pilny is a member of the Assn of Avian Veterinarians, Assn of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, Assn of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, and The American Veterinary Medical Assn. Recently, Dr. Pilny was given the prestigious honor of becoming the National Medical Director of the House Rabbit Society. He shares his home with fifteen pet birds, a cat, and a snake. Dr. Pilny practices at  The Center for Avian and Exotic Medicine;  the only exclusive avian and exotic veterinary hospital in New York City.

Dr. Pilny’s talk will be about “MRSA & Pet Birds” ( presented at the Association of Avian Veterinarians Conference 2014) – Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA) continues to be an important infectious agent and pet birds are susceptible to infection. This talk discusses the bacteria, new information on transmission in pet birds, and reviews a difficult case seen in an African Grey Parrot and a novel therapy to treat it.


LEIGH ANN HARTSFIELD has been the Virginia Education Coordinator for the Phoenix Landing Foundation since 2007. She has a special skill for communicating with parrots, both intuitively and objectively. She and her two African greys also participate in Dr. Pepperberg’s scientific research projects. Leigh Ann was also a volunteer for the Alex Foundation.

Leigh Ann will be giving a new talk called “Birds Beyond Words” (presented at the Phoenix Landing’s Wellness Retreat) on some ways you can learn to communicate more clearly with your parrot.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED- Seats are LIMITED for an intimate event.
Ticket price is $45.00 each.
The ticket will include our fabulous panel of speakers, lunch and a silent auction.
Lunch options will include:

House Salad
Breads and Butter
Chicken Française
Roast Beef Au Jus
Penne Pasta in Vodka Sauce
Twice Baked Potato & Veggies
Cake with berries and cream
Coffee, tea and soda.

Tickets must be purchased at THE PLATINUM PARROT. You can reserve by calling 609-698-0001 or emailing theplatinumparrot@Verizon.net
Our Venue of choice is in Barnegat NJ on RT 9s, minutes from The Platinum Parrot.



  Welcome to The Platinum Parrot, the hometown store dedicated to the health and well being of your companion parrot. We do not sell, breed, board or groom birds. Since our doors opened four years ago, we have practiced under a strict No Beaks policy.

The Platinum Parrot is a bird free environment to ensure the products you purchase are safe to bring home to your flock without the fear of cross contamination and spread of deadly avian diseases.

The Platinum Parrot is proud to offer over 20 food lines, from well known brands to custom blends. Available in factory sealed bags to repackaged bulk. Our bulk foods are NOT stored in open bins, but open when needed and immediately repackaged to be kept fresh.

We carry cages, play areas, treats, toys, reading material and gifts for the human caregiver. Our inventory is always growing, and we welcome custom orders.

The Platinum Parrot is owner operated and Lisa can boast 36 years experience in all aspects of aviculture. Lisa attends seminars and brings her knowledge back to share with clients of The Platinum Parrot. Lisa is also a Parrot Behavior Consultant and offers consultations and classes.

If you are at the Jersey shore, come check us out. Our in store prices are better than most big box stores, with more variety. If you do shopping online, stop by. You will be pleasantly surprised finding the products you use locally. You are also able to see how products are rotated, handled & stored and you will be supporting your local economy.

The Platinum Parrot is big enough to serve you, yet small enough to know you.

To email in an order: theplatinumparrot@verizon.net or call 609-698-0001 for personal and immediate attention.

Proudly serving the Jersey Shore area with Better Nutrition, Education & Enrichment.

Our Store Location

Lakeside Square
290 Route 9 & Seneca Blvd
Barnegat, New Jersey, 08005

Hours of Operation:

Tues & Wed 10-5
Thurs & Fri 10-6
Saturday 10-5
Sunday & Monday – CLOSED

We practice under the Closed Aviary Concept for your safety and ours.

We do not Sell, Breed, Groom or Board Birds.
We do have recommendations for off site services.

Lisa A. Bono is an Associate Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant with IAABC and has been living with, learning from and caring for various species of parrots over the past three and a half decades. In the early 90′s, Ms Bono founded the Sussex County Exotic Bird Club and served as President-elect for 9 years. Currently, Lisa is the Vice President and on the Board of Directors for Parrots at Play Inc, as well as a contributing writer for MYLifebook. Other articles Lisa has written on behavior, health and nutrition have appeared in BIRDTALK, BirdsUSA 2011, MyLifeBook, In Your Flock and on Birdchannel.com. She is also a guest behaviorist on Africangreys.com. Additionally, Lisa is the founder and owner of The Platinum Parrot, a parrot specialty supply store in Barnegat New Jersey, where she shares her knowledge with area residents. In 2011, Lisa joined the Association of Avian Veterinarians as an Allied Professional Member to support their efforts and continue her education at a whole new level. Photobucket