Saturday, December 28, 2013


Christmas is over and we not have the New Year to look forward to.  Along with the new year, we all will have a great adventure ahead of us.  Plan your route and keep to the trail if at all possible.  Seek that which will bring peace and goodness to all and let the past be just that.  Look to the future and what we can do to make it better for all and then make the commitment to do whatever you can to see the best come to pass. Remember, only you can prevent the past from repeating it's self.
Happy New Year

Saturday, December 21, 2013


 If you sponsor or arrange bird fairs or bird shows, your
event can be listed on our calendar at no cost.
Please provide all pertinent listing and contact information.
In the message box below, please type your listing the way
you want it to show up on the calendar.
We will list bird fairs and bird shows and other events as we are made aware of them. If you know of a any event to add to this calendar, just fill out the form below with the information as you would like it to read. This calendar is all about bird fair and bird show listings, but will include international avian events as well. It is in the best interest of the Companion Bird World to include ALL bird fairs and bird shows around the world as we are made aware of them. If you would like to be listed on this site, please contact us so we can plan for your event to be listed in our BIRD FAIRS dot ORG calendar.

To list a Bird Fair or Bird Show event, please submit it in the following format in our event contact form.
The following listing is an example of the format we need.

Saturday, Dec 14, 2013
Rolling Meadows Bird Fair & Sale
Rolling Meadows Park District
Community Center
3705 Pheasant
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 (map)
Hours: 10AM to 3PM
Admission: Adults $4 Kids Under 9 Free
Over 35 unique Vendors selling a variety of Avian products including:
Hand crafted quality toys, bird seed and food (including ZuPreem), play stands, cages,
embroidered items, as well as bird related jewelry & leather items. The show will also
offer a variety of experienced Breeders including sellers of African Greys, Quakers,
Conures, Finches, Parakeets, Canaries, Eclectus, Love Birds,Cockatiels, English Budgies,
Bourkes, Parrotlets, and others. Make sure to come
early to get the best deals! 

Click here to list your avian event:

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


If you sponsor or arrange bird fairs or bird shows, your bird fair
or bird show can be listed on your state page at no cost.
Please provide all pertinent listing and contact information.
In the message box below, please type your listing the way
you want it to show up on the calendar.
BIRD FAIRS dot ORG is a site that will list bird fairs and bird shows as they are made aware of them.  If you know of a Bird Fair or Bird Show to add to this calendar, just CLICK HERE with the information as you would like it to read. This calendar is all about bird fair and bird show listings, but will include international avian events as well.  It is in the best interest of the Companion Bird World to include ALL bird fairs and bird shows around the world as we are made aware of them.  If you would like to be listed on this site, please contact us so we can plan for your event to be listed in our BIRD FAIRS dot ORG calendar.

To list a Bird Fair or Bird Show event, please send it in the following format 
The following listing is an example of the format we need.
Saturday, Dec 14, 2013
Rolling Meadows Bird Fair & Sale
Rolling Meadows Park District
Community Center
3705 Pheasant
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 (map)
Hours: 10AM to 3PM
Admission: Adults $4 Kids Under 9 Free
Over 35 unique Vendors selling a variety of Avian products including:
Hand crafted quality toys, bird seed and food (including ZuPreem), play stands, cages,
embroidered items, as well as bird related jewelry & leather items. The show will also
offer a variety of experienced Breeders including sellers of African Greys, Quakers,
Conures, Finches, Parakeets, Canaries, Eclectus, Love Birds,Cockatiels, English Budgies,
Bourkes, Parrotlets, and others. Make sure to come
early to get the best deals! 

Thursday, October 17, 2013


Yes, it has been a while since I have been here.  Well, the crazy season is about over and the crazier season is about to begin.
Still would appreciate if any of our readers would let me know if there are any birds of interest you would like more information about.  Or perhaps there is an article you would like to add to our publication.  Just let me know through the "CONTACT US" page on the site and let's see if we can make it happen.

Friday, September 6, 2013


We are looking for a few more professionals to take part in our publication.  Remember, COMPANION BIRD WORLD is free to anyone who wants to learn more about their companion birds.  All of us have our favorites, so if you want some information and can't find it, just go to our "Contact Us" page  and let us know what you are looking for and we will do our best to see if one of our Contributors can help.

Monday, September 2, 2013


Grey Parrot Studios is proud to announce the release of its new movie, “Life with Alex.” Produced in association with The Alex Foundation, created by long-term Pepperberg lab manager Arlene Levin-Rowe, and directed by Emily Wick, this 55-minute memoir is a compelling tribute to the famous African Grey parrot known as Alex.
Whereas the popular book “Alex & Me” (Harper Collins) details the relationship between Dr. Irene Pepperberg and Alex from Irene’s point of view, “Life with Alex” offers an up-close glimpse into Alex’s world, with never-before-released footage of Alex using meaningful human speech to convey his daily thoughts and feelings. We see Alex and his colleagues -- Dr. Irene Pepperberg, Arlene Levin-Rowe, their student assistants, and fellow Grey parrots Griffin and Arthur -- as they open a window for us into an unprecedented world of non-human cognition and learning.
Dr. Irene Pepperberg has spent the past 35 years studying parrot intelligence.  Curious about how non-human brains work and what different creatures think about their world, she chose to work with African Grey parrots, because they could use elements of human language. “Getting into the minds of these animals is critical,” explains Dr. Pepperberg. Her main subject was Alex, purchased in 1977 from an ordinary pet store in Chicago. In the 30 years they worked together,
Dr. Pepperberg and her feathered “colleague” showed a frequently disbelieving world that parrots were not the bird-brains many thought they were. 
The highlight of the film, of course, is Alex. Whether saying goodnight to Irene (“You be good, I love you.”), coaching fellow parrot Griffin, or creating his own vocabulary, we see Alex’s mind in action. We learn about the daily life, relationships, and accomplishments of the bird who changed forever what we know about how animals think. 
Dr. Pepperberg discusses her discoveries and her fight for credibility; we discover what she learned from Alex, and how she learned it.  As Dr. Pepperberg notes, “We share the world with these creatures” and “We need to understand them.”
One of Arlene Levin-Rowe’s goals was “to share what it’s like to work every day with an animal who can speak.” As viewers watch Arlene describe her 10 years as lab manager, they will come to appreciate why this amazing bird’s “colleagues” felt it was an honor to work with him. Alex passed away on September 6, 2007, prematurely, at the age of 31. The DVD was released in September 2012, in honor of the fifth anniversary of Alex’s passing.
Film length: 55 Minutes
Directed by Emily Wick
Produced by Grey Parrot Studios
To learn more about these ambassadors from the animal world, please go to:
 “Life with Alex” available on DVD and can be purchased at
Check out the movie trailer on YouTube at:
For more information please contact:

Saturday, August 31, 2013



Sorry, but this is necessary, as I have no use for fools who just want to be more stupid than they already are.

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Seems the project of creating the new Companion Bird World site is a larger undertaking than I thought it would be.  I am finding there are "glitches" in WordPress that don't seem to have a work-a-round.  I know that eventually I will have the new site finished, but the fact that there is so much content makes the creation more involved.  But, I will hang in there and hope that our readers will continue to return to the old site until the new one is live.  Spread the work about us and also contact us with any suggestions you may have that could help.  And as always, if you have something to give to the world of birds, please let us know.

Sunday, July 7, 2013


Make time for this great event.
You won't want to miss any of Dr. Friedman's lectures and workshops.
For more information, click on picture.

While you are at it, check out these other upcoming events
for Dr. Friedman.
Oct 19-20: Living and Learning With Animals (LLA), Seattle WA


Feb 21-23: Living and Learning With Animals (LLA) with Karen Drummond, New Zealand

April 4-7: Living and Learning With Animals (LLA) with Cory Cordes, Guelph Canada

June 7-9: Living and Learning With Animals (LLA) with Marcus von Kreft, Berlin Germany

June 13-14: Living and Learning With Animals (LLA) with Happy-Fellow Dogschool, Austria

Aug 9-10: Living and Learning With Animals (LLA) with Grisha Stewart, Seattle WA

Friday, July 5, 2013


Just want to let all of our readers know about the fantastic videos that Barbara Heidenreich is making available on the website.         Click here to see some of them.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


If any of our contributors have events they would like posted on the Upcoming Events calendar, please send them to me in the format you would like them to be on the calendar.  You can use the Contact Us link on the website.


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Taking Your Pet Birds Outside

Taking Your Pet Birds Outside

By Linda Roberts

Taking your pet birds outside during the warm weather months can be a wonderful experience for your birds, or it can be a terrifying & traumatic experience! It all depends on your bird and its personality and phobias, as well as the method you choose for the outdoor experience.

Exposure to natural sunlight (full spectrum) is important to the long-term health of parrots. Like humans, the vitamin D from the sun is essential to good health. Recent studies show that sunlight through glass windows has reduced full spectrum, so it can be very beneficial for them to have exposure to direct light. However, your bird's physical safety and emotional well being must always come first. If your bird is phobic when taken outside, then by all means do not force them.

Please! Never take your bird outside without some kind of restraint - either in a cage, a carrier, or harness! Even with clipped wings, many birds can still become airborne if the right breeze comes along to provide the necessary lift.

Using A Bird Harness: Some birds are willing to accept a harness which allows your bird to flay their wings as they ride on your arm or shoulder. It does, however, have its drawbacks. First of all, many birds just plain won't accept a harness and it's too stressful to try to force them. But if you are a lucky person with a bird that will accept the harness, you still must be very careful. A sudden noise, such as a car driving by, a horn honking, or even the sight of a dog, cat, or wild bird (like a hawk!) might frighten your bird and cause them to fly off of your shoulder in fear. Although they are on a leash and can't fly away, if you are not paying attention, your bird could land hard on the ground and be injured, or you could even accidentally step on them.

Check the condition of the harness regularly, because many birds can snip through the nylon cording very quickly and suddenly fly away.

Never use your birds' harness as a tether to a t-stand or other perch. Your bird is defenseless when tethered and could become easy food for a hawk or even a crow. Also, if they fly off of the perch in fear, they could become entangled in the harness or hit the ground hard.

When your bird is out on a harness, don't forget to keep track of the time and how long it has been since your bird had access to food or water. While your bird may come to enjoy your walks while in a harness, it is still an exciting and stressful activity, so make sure they get plenty of rest after an outing and don't make it an all-day event unless you have gradually worked up to longer hikes. Don't get overconfident just because your bird is on a harness and leash -- there are still many dangers to consider.

Outside Cages And Carriers: This is my preferred method. The birds are safely contained, but they are also protected from predators and have access to food and water at all times. I have small cages for my birds -- usually just big enough for the bird to stretch out their wings. For instance, the cockatiel and conure are in 12" x 12" square cages; the cockatoo and eclectus go outside in 24: wide travel cages (I call these their "porch cages".) Each porch cage has one perch, and a food and water dish. There's no need for toys as they are not in them all day long.

Location of Outside Time: Avoid putting the birds in direct sunlight -- they can become overheated very quickly. But also be aware of the temperature and that the shade is much cooler than where you are probably sitting. I like the dappled shade on my deck under my big maple tree in the late afternoon -- it provides the right mix of sun and shade.

Getting Started: It's important to start slowly when taking them outside and to be very aware of their natural fears when outside. Put the porch cage against a wall outside, and cover the top and sides with a towel, leaving only the front end open for the birds to look out. Stay with them the entire time, talking calmly to them. make the first session no more than 5 or 10 minutes, then take the bird and cage back inside.
Each time they go out in their porch cages, you can work on increasing the time. You can also gradually fold back the towel so that half of the top and sides are open -- but make sure to leave the back half of the cage and part of the sides and part of the top covered with the towel! This towel provides a shelter for them to hide behind if they see a wild bird that frightens them, or if tht sun comes through too much and they need the shade.

After a while, your birds will be very comfortable with all side of the cage open. However, make sure to still put a small towel over half of the top of the porch cage so they have an area of retreat from sun or perceived predators.

The really fun thing about outside time in their cages is how they come to enjoy it. On expecially warm summer days, after about 30 minutes utside, they are absolutely thrilled to get their showers -- all of them have wings fully spread out, every feather on their bodies raised to all the water to penetrate to their skin. Several of my birds will actually hang upside down so I can get them soaked all the way through! It sometimes takes a full 32-ounce bottle of water for each of the little birds and TWO 32-ounce bottles of water each for the cockatoo and eclectus! Once they are satisfactorily drenched, they will sit on the sunny side of their porch cages, eyes half closed as they dry off in the sunshine.

If the air is really warm, your birds might also enjoy being sprayed with a soft cold water spray from the garden hose. Make sure that you are far enough away that the water spray is not hard and aim the hose above the birds so the water falls on them like a natural rain. Also, there is some concern that bacteria may breed in garden hoses, so drain your hoses after every use and run water through the hoses for several minutes before aiming the water at your bids.

MAKE SURE ALL CAGE DOORS LOCK SECURELY! so they can't get out. Never leave your birds alone while outside in the porch cages -- use their outside time as your excuse to sit down alongside them, and make time to read that magazine or book!
Have a wonderful summer with your birds!

New Birds / Basic Care

From Dr. David Kersting, DVM


Your bird's diet is one of the most important considerations of its overall care. Adequate feeding plans may be developed from a wide variety of commonly available foods, or formulated diets specially prepared for birds by commercial companies may be offered. Ask your avian veterinarian for recommendations on feeding your bird.


  • Temperature: A healthy bird can tolerate temperatures that are comfortable to its owner. Sudden changes in temperature may be a potential threat to the sick bird.
  • Humidity: Pet birds can adapt to a wide range of humidity levels, although birds native to subtropical climates may benefit from localized increased humidity in the home (e.g., in bathroom with running shower or frequent spraying of the feathers with water).
  • Light and Fresh Air: Opportunities for supervised access to fresh air and direct sunlight (not filtered through glass or plastic) appear to be beneficial, as long as shade is available.


The largest cage that can be accomodated in the home is recommended for birds that are expected to be confined most of the time. The cage must be strong enough to resist bending or dismantling by the bird, made of non-toxic material, and designed for safety and ease of cleaning. In most cases, the cage would need to be wider than it is tall to accomodate stretched wings; however, ample height should be provided for long-tailed birds.
  • Perches: Optimum perches are clean, easily replaceable, appropriately-sized, natural wood branches from pesticide-free and non-toxic trees (e.g., Northern hardwoods, citrus, eucalyptus, Australian pine). A single, well-placed perch may be adequate for agile climbers like psittacines because they tend to prefer the highest perch, even if more are provided. Two perches, one on each end of the cage, should be available for species such as finches, which prefer flying or jumping to climbing. A perch should be placed to prevent droppings from contaminating the bird's food or water and to prevent the bird's tail from contacting food, water or the floor of the cage.
  • Food and Water Bowls: The use of wide bowls rather than deep cups displays food attractively and may encourage the bird to eat new items. Healthy psittacines with normal ambulatory skills can easily approach the food and water bowls; therefore, it is not necessary in these cases to place bowls directly beside the perch. Birds often overeat or chew on food dishes out of boredom.
  • Hygiene: A daily cleaning of the cage floor and bowls prevents problems with food spoilage and alerts the owner to potential signs of illness. A weekly, thorough cleaning of the cage is suggested.
  • Cage Liners: Newspapers, paper towels, or other plain cage liner paper may be preferred over wood chips, chopped corn cobs, kitty litter, or sand as cage substrate, so that the appearance and number of the droppings can be monitored on a daily basis. Substrate should ideally be below a wire barrier so the bird does not have direct access.
  • Security: Many birds benefit from the availability of a retreat inside the cage for a sense of privacy (e.g., paper bag, towel, nest box).


In appropriate species, opportunities may be provided for exercise in the form of supervised freedom from the cage. Pet birds are intelligent, active animals whose psychological needs should be addressed. Locate the cage near family activity in the home.
Toys provide diversion as do a variety of foods. Seeds pushed into an apple or an orange present a bird with entertainment, challenge, and food, all at the same time. Use your own imagination, keeping within safe parameters and provide entertainment and enrichment for your pet birds.
Toys are useful as mental diversions and tend to encourage physical exercise and beak wear; however, they must be selected with safety of the bird in mind. "Chewable" items include branches, pine cones, rawhide dog chews, natural fiber rope, and soft white pine.

General Care

Minimal body care is required for the healthy, well-fed pet bird. Confined indoor pet birds that resist a varied diet require more attention in the care of the nails, feet and feathers.
During the molting of feathers, additional fat, protein and vitamins may be required in the diet. As a new feather develops, the bird may pick at the pin feather cover to open it. This should not be interpreted as "feather picking" or the presence of mites.
Pure water is the most appropriate feather spray. Keep feathers dry and free of oily substances. Soiled feathers may be gently cleaned with a mild detergent solution (e.g., baby shampoo) followed by thorough warm water rinsing and drying.
Wing clip may be desired to prevent escape or injury, or for taming and training. Your veterinarian can advise you on wing clipping.
It may be wise to remove open leg bands to prevent injury. If a closed band must remain on the leg for identification purposes, check under the band occasionally for signs of dirt accumulation, swelling, or constriction of the leg. A regular visit to an avian veterinarian for a routine health examination is advised in order to detect potential problems early.

To Avoid

  • Sandpaper-covered perches.
  • Air pollutants such as cigarette smoke, insecticides, and toxic fumes from over-heated non-stick-coated utensils.
  • Mite boxes or mite sprays.
  • Easily dismantled toys such as balsa wood, small link chain items, toys with metal clips or skewers, or those with lead weights.
  • Access to toxic houseplants, ceiling fans, cats, dogs, young children.
  • Access to cedar, redwood, or pressure-treated pine chips as cage substrate.
Adapated from a brochure by the Association of Avian Veterenarians

Friday, June 28, 2013


Bad news again.  The forum is down.  I just wish I could find some reliable software that would filter most of the junk and spam.  Until then, we won't have a forum, but this blog can post a lot of information that you may want.  Just send your questions via our "CONTACT US" form and we will post it and hope someone sends us the answers that are being looked for and then we can post them.  I know this is not the best way for questions and answers, but it will have to do till we get reliable forum software.
Thanks for understanding.

Monday, June 24, 2013


Just want to extend an invitation to all of those professionals who are contributing to our site to take part in posting to the blog.  All you need is a Gmail address.  Contact me and I will send you the link to where you can log in.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


I just want everyone to know that the site is back up, the forum is working now and the blog has several authors who will begin posting some great information soon.

By the way, The COMPANION  BIRD  WORLD web site is being changed.  Over time we need to become a publication that people around the world will want to read and look forward to new information.  The new site will be called  EXOTICS  OF  THE  WORLD.    A publication about our wild and companion friends.  We will also be posting about endangered species.  As always, any advertising money will go to one of our listed 501(c)3 organizations.
We are looking forward to this project and also look forward to any input and suggestions that anyone has.  Just click on the contact us link and talk to us, or go to the BIRD CHAT forum, join and talk to us in the GENERAL category.

Looking forward to hearing from everyone.


Sunday, June 9, 2013


The website COMPANION BIRD WORLD is back on line, and the forum is once again set up.  Please come and join us for some spirited conversation and friendly sharing of information.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Sometimes bird owners ask what they can do to help their companion's health improve.  We need to understand that birds, cats, dogs....any kind of living creature has very special dietary needs.  Some people feed a seed diet and some feed a pelleted diet.  Some people even prepare "non commercial" foods for their pets.  But remember, all animals were meant to live free and since we keep them captive, we don't always give the proper foods to our companion pets.  Search for a nutritionist to help with your dietary needs as you would for yourself.  Your Avian Vet, or your regular vet should be able to better advise you since they have the training and expertise in animal health.
Happy days and good health.

Saturday, May 25, 2013


I feel that Mr. Price has hit the nail on the head.  Not only does this pertain to "trainers", but it is also a concern that so many hobby breeders think they can advise on health and diet issues of birds.  If you don't have the credentials, please don't try to advise others how to take care of their companion bird.  Avian vets, trainers and nutritionists have spent years becoming the professionals they are.  They are the ones we need to go to for help.  Those of us who are professional breeders are in the position to help out with teaching proper hand feeding technique.  But, ONLY FOR THE SPECIES WE RAISE.   There is nothing more important than research and education so you can provide a safe and healthy environment for your bird.

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Instant Expert ...

What seems like it should be good news for the companion bird world is the number of people out and about speaking to bird clubs and even at conferences about training. What is surprising is how many of these new evangelists for contemporary training methods have little or no experience. They have taken one course or workshop and they hit the road running with their new, albeit shallow knowledge.

Time and again I hear presentations and read articles that, while promoting the best possible training methods, use the terminology of the science of behavior change incorrectly. Now you may say that as long as the intention is correct I should "lighten up" and let the terminology slips go. The problem with that approach is that multiple, inaccurate uses of terms causes confusion for, and that is a bad thing.

So, how can one know if a chosen speaker or consultant "knows their stuff?" There is now a professional credential for bird trainers. I am proud to be the chair of the International Avian Trainers Certification Board (IATCB) and while it is early days it is my expectation that in the future the credential, Certified Professional Bird Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPBT-KA) will help filter those who have a deep understand of the subject to those who are just beginning their journey of discovery.

Sid Price, CPBT-KA

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Knowing that we are not all perfect, there is the possibility that sometimes there may be a broken link within the website.  If you run across one, please send us a message so we can fix it.  I know that everyone would appreciate it.  Your help is part of what makes this publication successful.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


June 8th & 9th, 2013Behavior & Training Workshop JOSEPH
Behavior & Training Workshop

at The Animal Behavior Center
Small, hand's-on 2-3 day workshop
Workshop size will be kept small to leave time for training and individual attention.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

First, thank you for the invitation Robert to be a continuing part of your ongoing efforts to bring a broad range of information to the companion bird world.

As many of you will know I already have a bird training blog over at Avian Ambassadors, where you will find many articles I have written over the last 5 or so years. In addition I have an ongoing series of articles all linked together in a glossary of the terms of the science of behavior change.

It is unfortunate that there are those in this world who take articles such as those I have written and use them for their own personal financial gain without even any attribution, because of this the articles on my blog are protected against copying and even comment. Everyday I get a flood of comment attempts for everything from Viagra to designer shoes, this just confirms that my decision to lock down the content is the right one, it keeps the site clean and on task. However, it is my wish that the maximum number of people should have access to the articles, so please feel free to link to the articles, or if you wish to reproduce them just send me an email, just place "@" between sidprice and :o).

I will do my best to be a contributor to this blog as well, although it may be intermittent in nature. I will post here whenever my Bird Training blog has updates. Of course the ubiquitous Facebook and Twitter get alerts too.

In the spirit of this blog here is a thought for you to consider, just because a training strategy works does not make it the right, ethical strategy to use.

Keep soaring,


I am in the process of giving posting access for this blog to all of those professionals who are providing content to COMPANION BIRD WORLD.  That way those who are part of this publication can be more active if they like.  I am doing the same with the world events calendar.
Looking forward to participation.


Just a quick note....
The TASC event this past Saturday was pretty good.  Saw a lot of friends and had the honor of talking with Lara Joseph and Dr. Peter Sakas.  Patricia Sund was there but I didnt' get to meet up with her.  Guess she and I were just too busy. time.
All in all, the event was a lot of fun.  Jason Crean, did a great job of putting this on.  Traci was very helpful, and kudos to all of the volunteers.
If anyone has never had the honor of being up close to a Bald Eagle, a Great Horned Owl, a Peregrine Falcon or a Screech Owl, then you may enjoy these photos:

Screech Owl

Great Horned Owl

Bald Eagle

Peregrine Falcon

Next year has the promise of more fun.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


COMPANION BIRD WORLD site has added a new section.   WORLD NEWS has been created so readers can see what is going on around the world in the avian and exotic animal sector.  If you have news of interest, please let us know by submitting the article to:  and click on the contact link.

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Beginning

Well, this is the beginning of the future of this blog.  Come back often to see what we are doing.

Monday, January 7, 2013



COMPANION BIRD WORLD has also started a forum that we hope everyone will take part in.  Here is the link:


Hello,  and welcome to COMPANION  BIRD  WORLD.  We are going to try to make our publication better circulated than Bird Talk Magazine.  Since the demise of Bird Talk Magazine a lot of bird enthusiasts have been left out in the dark.  COMPANION BIRD WORLD is trying to heal the wounds that are out there. 
We invite anyone who has a comment or opinion to send it to us and we will post it here.  Here is the link to use..   Just make sure you include your NAME (First and Last) and why you feel the bird world will benefit by your contribution.  This is not a blog to sell birds or to give avian medical advice.  That is up to your avian vet.
Everyone is welcome and we hope we have a lot of participation.