Zeppy the cockatoo does plenty of talking. He enjoys painting and chatting up a storm with keeper Holly Ray. Zeppy painted several pieces for this year's Art Gone Wild. He can hold a small brush in his beak and will also walk through paint.
“He can paint some pretty big brush strokes,” Ray said. “It's a good enrichment activity for him. It's especially good mental stimulation. I think he likes doing new things, and he's fairly good at holding the brush in his beak. He prefers that over walking through the paint.”
The show runs through Sept. 2 at the gallery. It is open to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
To learn more about Art Gone Wild, call 424-3344.