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On the left, Zeus, 14, an umbrella cockatoo, (Credit: Brittany Wait)

On the left, Zeus, 14, an umbrella cockatoo, and Ajax, 15, a moluccan cockatoo, ate some food and made screeching noises during the Long Island Parrot Society's 26th annual Parrot Expo at the Freeport Recreation Center. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Parrot expo in Freeport

Hundreds turned out for the parrot expo at the Freeport Recreation Center.

Josh Sawaya, 33, of Franklin Square, shopped for
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Josh Sawaya, 33, of Franklin Square, shopped for some toys for his three birds at home during the Long Island Parrot Society's 26th annual Parrot Expo at the Freeport Recreation Center. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Rachel Crawford, 41, of Freeport, held Romeo, 4,
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Rachel Crawford, 41, of Freeport, held Romeo, 4, an umbrella cockatoo, at the Long Island Parrot Society's 26th annual Parrot Expo at the Freeport Recreation Center. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Sue Webb, 62, of Mastic, showed off her
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Sue Webb, 62, of Mastic, showed off her 9-year-old red-bellied prospectus Paulie at the Long Island Parrot Society's 26th annual Parrot Expo at the Freeport Recreation Center. (Oct. 6, 2012)

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Pat Rudikoff, 65, of Woodbury, kissed her bird,
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Pat Rudikoff, 65, of Woodbury, kissed her bird, Zeus, 14, an umbrella cockatoo, during the Long Island Parrot Society's 26th annual Parrot Expo at the Freeport Recreation Center. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Robert Gross, 56, of Wantagh, played with Pignoli,
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Robert Gross, 56, of Wantagh, played with Pignoli, 6, a white-bellied caique, during the Long Island Parrot Society's 26th annual Parrot Expo at the Freeport Recreation Center. (Oct. 6, 2012)

On the left, Zeus, 14, an umbrella cockatoo,
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

On the left, Zeus, 14, an umbrella cockatoo, and Ajax, 15, a moluccan cockatoo, ate some food and made screeching noises during the Long Island Parrot Society's 26th annual Parrot Expo at the Freeport Recreation Center. (Oct. 6, 2012)

On the left, Demi Lambadis, 13, of Lake
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

On the left, Demi Lambadis, 13, of Lake Grove, held Romeo, 4, an umbrella cockatoo, next to her sister Maria Lambadis, 16, at the Long Island Parrot Society's 26th annual Parrot Expo at the Freeport Recreation Center. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Pat Rudikoff, 65, of Woodbury, held her bird,
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Pat Rudikoff, 65, of Woodbury, held her bird, Zeus, 14, an umbrella cockatoo, during the Long Island Parrot Society's 26th annual Parrot Expo at the Freeport Recreation Center to show how affectionate he is. (Oct. 6, 2012)

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Romeo, 4, an umbrella cockatoo, showed off to
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Romeo, 4, an umbrella cockatoo, showed off to passersby by playing with dice at the Long Island Parrot Society's 26th annual Parrot Expo at the Freeport Recreation Center. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Jayden Easy, 6, of Freeport, held Romeo, 4,
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Jayden Easy, 6, of Freeport, held Romeo, 4, an umbrella cockatoo, at the Long Island Parrot Society's 26th annual Parrot Expo at the Freeport Recreation Center. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Pat Rudikoff, 65, of Woodbury, kissed her bird,
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Pat Rudikoff, 65, of Woodbury, kissed her bird, Zeus, 14, an umbrella cockatoo, during the Long Island Parrot Society's 26th annual Parrot Expo at the Freeport Recreation Center. (Oct. 6, 2012)

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