As with the 90-minute session, visitors will be introduced to a brief run down on “Team Feathers”, (including insights on the historical background of this Art), they’ll learn to execute the Falconer’s Knot, and participate in “manning”.
Additional hands-on interaction with the feathered will include such things as scrubbing their feet, (yes – and learning the reasons for doing it).
Participants still won’t be experts by the end of this visit, but they’ll have gained a bit more appreciation for what ‘building the relationship’ is all about, before finishing their experience by sharing in an exercise period with ‘Mohave’.
This is a thoughtful gift for the animal-loving teen, or bird/raptor-enthusiast in your family.
- Every effort is made to ensure the interactions between “Team Feathers” and our guests are safe. This said, birds-of-prey are not pets, and thus must be approached with respect.
- The minimum age for participation in our course offerings is 12 years, with parent accompaniment to age 14.
- “Team Feathers” visit their friend, Dr. Chris Collis DVM, for twice-yearly physical assessments, and are certified healthy and disease-free. This is incredibly important to us as our feathered-companions are involved in work which routinely puts them up-close-and-personal with professional performers and the public.
- All course fees must be paid in full prior to attendance. As we limit the number of participants in our programs to enable the best possible ratio of student-to-mentor interaction, we often have wait lists of individuals hoping to join us last-minute. In consideration of others, we ask for your understanding and respect for this requirement. A non-refundable admin-fee of $50 will be levied for cancellations.