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Think Parrots Show 2015, Masterclasses

TP15 Speakers Mark HagenThe final FREE Masterclass speaker of the day is Mark Hagen, flying in from Canada especially for the Show, who will be speaking on the subject ‘Early Education and Development of Parrots’ between 3pm and 4pm.
Mark is the Director of Research at Rolf C. Hagen Inc. and the Hagen Avicultural Research Institute (HARI).  He earned his Master of Agriculture Degree at the University of Guelph, specialising in Psittacine Aviculture.  During the course of obtaining his Bachelor of Science, Mark concentrated on nutrition and zoology, and attended a semester at the University of California, Davis, taking courses in cage bird medicine, nutrition and avian science.

He later gained hands-on experience while housing birds indoors for five years in a converted warehouse.  He founded HARI in 1985 and HARI has since gained a worldwide reputation for its ongoing studies into captive breeding, maintenance and nutrition of companion birds.

To mark its 25th anniversary, HARI opened a new division dedicated to the long-term study of the health of reptiles and small animals, particularly for dealing with common health concerns that the veterinarian community sees with species found in captivity.

Mark has also been deeply involved in supporting the avian community and is passionate about conservation, travelling widely around the world to experience birds in their natural habitat and to ascertain ways of improving preservation.

Come along to Think Parrots Show, on Sunday 21 June 2015 at Kempton Park Racecourse, Middlesex, for further information visit


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