Photo by Mara Lavitt -- Special to the Hartford Courant
March 21, 2015, Middletown
The eighth FeatherFest was held in Middletown by the Connecticut Parrot Society providing visitors with education about parrots and other birds. Peter Lombardo of Rocky Hill with his eclectus parrot named Ava. Lombardo says about Ava, "She talks. She's a character. She laughs. We take her out in a cat carrier for presentations. She was at UConn last week for a college level presentation. They [parrots] are still wild, they're not domesticated."