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Owls & Raptors Up Close
► Saturday @ 12:30 & 3:30, Sunday @ 12:00 & 2:30

Find out about Owls, raptors and other native birds of prey at the Weird and Wonderful Stage! Staff from the O.W.L. Society (Orphaned WildLife) will fill you in on these amazing birds, as well as avoidable dangers to birds and other wildlife, diet for raptors compared to diet for songbirds, owls and other raptors native to BC, the function of the O.W.L. Society, and answer your questions. Come and find out about these incredible birds!

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Be A Good Pet Parront - Parrot Care
► Saturday @ 12:00, Sunday @ 11:00

Are you thinking of adding a parrot to your family? Join Jan Robson from Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary at the Weird and Wonderful Stage as she discusses the joys, challenges and what you need to know about life with a parrot. Parrots are loud, messy, incredibly smart and somewhat like living with a 3 year old toddler!

Greyhaven's Website

Interactive Display at Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary
Ongoing throughout the show in Booths 216, 217, 218

Kids! Bring your parents and stop by the Greyhaven booth (beside the Weird & Wonderful Stage) and join their exciting, interactive display with tons of great activities for children!

Check out eggs from all different kinds of birds, try the Touch Boxes and guess what's inside, receive a stamp book and gather stamps in your passport bird book (while supplies last) - and there is even a photo booth where you can become a parrot!

Lovable Llamas - Meet & Greet
► Saturday @ 11:30 & 3:00, Sunday @ 11:30 & 2:00

People often ask, what do you do with a pet llama? These highly social and intelligent animals love to spend time with you and, like dogs, need fun activities to keep them from getting bored.
Sarah Nicholls from Fat Chance Ranch has trained their llamas to appear in television shows and commercials, and says that you can pretty much do anything with llamas that you do with your dog. Llamas protect other animals out in the field and are extremely aware and curious so they know when something is amiss. They will even chase away coyotes and stray dogs and let an alert out to warn the other animals, so many ranchers employ their llamas as 'watch llamas'. You can take llamas for walks, clicker train them, and if you let them in your house, like the family dog, they will make themselves comfortable and look for a good scratch. Come and meet & greet these amazing animals!

Snakes, Lizards and More - Oh My!
► Saturday @ 2:00 & 4:00, Sunday @ 1:00 & 3:00

Join Hastur McKay and Morgan Troy at the Weird and Wonderful Stage to learn all about these fascinating creatures. The Westcoast Reptile Education Society has been active in British Columbia, Canada, for over 30 years.

They gather herpetoculturists (people with a dedicated passion for the ancient hobby of keeping and studying reptiles) as well as people interested in the safeguard of the environment and the welfare of animals. Their members are mostly families and individuals who are interested in studying and protecting reptiles.


BC Exotic Bird Society - The Training Game
► Saturday @ 2:30, Sunday @ 1:30

Please join us for a fun, interactive activity and learn how to save our parrots in the wild. Living as a parrot in the wild is not all its cracked up to be. Come be with our wonderful BC Exotic volunteers and be a part of our Weird and Wonderful stage presentation!

BC Exotic Bird Society's Website