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Parrot expo in Freeport

On the left, Zeus, 14, an umbrella cockatoo,

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) Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

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

Josh Sawaya, 33, of Franklin Square, shopped for
Photo 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,
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Pat Rudikoff, 65, of Woodbury, kissed her bird,
Photo 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,
Photo 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,
Photo 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
Photo 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,
Photo 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)

Romeo, 4, an umbrella cockatoo, showed off to
Photo 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,
Photo 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,
Photo 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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