|Young, female, Vosmaer's Eclectus|
"My life has reached the stage where most people sit and reflect on times gone by. My life is filled with wonder and excitement as to what each new day will bring. Life with companion birds is a rebirth for the soul and mind and heart of each person fortunate enough to share their lives with these small, wondrous, feathered gifts."—Sandra Hopkins 2003
Our position on selling unweaned babies
Conditions of sale
Our weaning diet
What our customers say
"Guide to a Well-Behaved Parrot" by Mattie Sue Athan.
"Guide to Companion Parrot Behavior" by Mattie Sue Athan.
"Parrots" by Mattie Sue Athan.
Your new Eclectus Parrot, Linda & Scott Lewis
Introducing an Eclectus into a new home, Laurella Desborough
A brief introduction to Eclectus Parrots—Part 1: Classification, Scott Lewis
Vosmaer's Eclectus baby hatch sequence, Scott Lewis
The Smuggler's Tree, Dale Thompson
Toe Tapping from the Combined Perspectives of an Eclectus Owner and an Avian Veterinarian, Laurella Desborough & Brian L. Speer
Recommended e-mail list: The Eclectus Pet Owners Group at Yahoo Groups
Recommended reading: "Eclectus Parrots" by Katy McElroy.
Poicephalus Parrots (Meyer's, Senegals, Red Bellies, Brown Heads, Jardines, Capes)
Cape Parrots, Scott Lewis
Cape Parrot FAQ, Scott Lewis (on the African Parrot Society site)
My favorite Poicephalus, Jean (the African Queen) Pattison
Cape Parrot Talking Ability, Scott Lewis
Genus Poicephalus—New taxonomic insights, Mike Perrin & Scott Lewis
Breeding Poicephalus, Jean, the African Queen, Pattison
A lap bird and a laugh bird, Carol Spencer (a Jardine and a Brown-necked Cape)
Sassy the Senegal, Gayla McGill
Cape Parrot News Letter, November 2006
Cape Parrot News Letter, February 2007
Cape Parrot News Letter, April 2007
Cape Parrot News Letter, June 2007
Cape Parrot News Letter, August 2007
Cape Parrot News Letter, January 2008
Cape Parrot News Letter, April 2008
Cape Parrot News Letter, February 2009
Cape Parrot News Letter, February 2010
Cape Parrot News Letter, October 2010
Cape Parrot News Letter, February 2011
Recommended e-mail lists: Wings Central lists.
Recommended reading: "Guide to the Senegal Parrot and its Family" M.S. Athan & D. Deter.
African Grey Parrots
Timneh Grey talking ability, Scott Lewis,
What kind of Grey do I have, Jean Pattison.
Recommended e-mail list: The Grey Connection.
"For the Love of Greys" Bobbi Brinker.
"The African Grey Parrot Handbook" M.S. Athan & D. Deter.
Vasa ParrotsThe Greater Vasa Parrot, Scott Lewis
Hawk-headed Parrots, Scott Lewis
In Praise of the Hawk-headed Parrot, Dennis Saydak
Recommended e-mail list: Hawkheads at Yahoo Groups.
Socializing your new Umbrella Cockatoo baby, Brinker, Athan, & Lewis
Eastern Slender-billed Corellas, Scott Lewis
Galah talking ability, Scott Lewis
Elmo helps those in need, Scott Lewis & Karl Jobst
Clyde's story--flying with an Umbrella
Recommended e-mail list: The Cockatoo Connection.
Our birds on the Web
Thor (Cape Parrot), the best Cape site on the web
Tori (Cape Parrot)
Shalom's photo album (Citron-crested Cockatoo)
Opie (Cape Parrot)
Dobby (Senegal Parrot)
A brief review of avian genetics
Preparing the collection for breeding
The truth about E. coli
Psittacosis: The enigmatic disease
Teflontm poisoning: The silent killer
Selecting a pet bird
What is sick-bird syndrome?
Antimicrobials commonly used in avian medicine—Part 1: Overview
Antimicrobials commonly used in avian medicine—Part 2: Antibacterials
Antimicrobials commonly used in avian medicine—Part 3: Antiviral drugs
Antimicrobials commonly used in avian medicine—Part 4: Antifungals, anthelmintics, and antiprotozoals
Too much of a good thing
Species and speciation
Standard avian screening procedures for introduction into the aviary
Hemochromatosis: A metabolic disease of softbills
Statement on bird flu paranoia, Susan Clubb
Avian Gastric Yeast (aka Megabacteria): Should You Be Worried?, David Phalen
Preventative health management services for pet birds, Scott Echols
Pathology of Birds—An Overview, Shivaprasad, H.L.
Current concepts on psittacine beak and feather diesease and avian polyomavivus, Bob Dahlhausen & C. Steven Radabaugh
West Nile virus infections in psittacine birds and preliminary findings on vaccination, Susan L. Clubb
Diagnosis and Treatment of Megabacteriosis in Birds, David N. Phalen
Investigations into the Etiologic Agent of Internal Papillomatosis of Parrots..., Phalen, Homco, Graham, & Jaeger
Resolution of Clinical Proventricular Dilatation Disease by Cycloogenase 2 Inhibition, Dahlhausen, Aldred, & Colaizzi
Antioxidants and preservatives, Blake Hawley
Toxicoses in birds, Blake Hawley
The Complete Blood Count, Scott McDonald
Vaccination to Control Polyomavirus in Budgerigars, Branson Ritchie
The Scoop on Poop, Jackie Frederickson
How Birds Breathe, Jackie Frederickson,
Avian Polyomavirus: My Thoughts, David N. Phalen
The Bird Owner's Manual, Emily Strong (some information is specific to Austin, TX)
The SPCA and Pinellas County Florida, Jean Pattison
Tips for recovering missing birds, Jean Pattison & Scott Lewis
Breeding Indian Ringnecks, Joyce Baum
A parrot's bill of rights, Stewert Metz, M.D.
The ten commandements of parrot ownership, Jane Hallander
My experience with psittacine beak and feather disease, Jean Pattison
Bird marts—The single greatest threat to avian health in the new millennium, Ernie Colaizzi
Things to consider BEFORE buying your first bird, John Stuedle
Where's the crime?, Anonymous
In quest of the Tres Maria, Cecil Perkins
A Loving Lie, Cecil Perkins
African Grey matter, Gary Popp
Recommended reading: "The Healthy Bird Cookbook" by Katy McElroy.
Amazing Amazon birdie bread
Emily’s high-protein cornbread mix
Three bread recipes
David Okura’s Cockatiel Bread
Bob Shelton’s Eclectus diet
Canary cornbread & Softbill diet
Fruit and vegetable treats
Note: We do not breed finches. However, to our knowledge, these articles by Fenton are not generally available, and we think they are good articles.
Neochmia ruficauda -- Star finch
Gouldian head colors
The role of nutrition and environment in a successful breeding program
Poephila guttata or Poephila castanotis, Zebra Finch
Poephila acuticauda, Longtailed Grassfinch or Shafttail
Chloebia gouldiae,The Gouldian Finch
Fostering as an aid
Thoughts on psittacine diets
Backyard birds. A list of birds observed in our backyard
From the editor, April 1996
Avian rarities—the Gang Gang Cockatoo
Another lesson learned
The Palm Cockatoo
Don't step on the ducks
From the Dog
The Chicken Ranch
Top 12 reasons for owning a bird
Birdie bill of rights
How to stuff your parrot for the holidays
How to give your bird oral antibiotics, Garry J. Wallan
Disease transfer to humans, Garry J. Wallan.
Apparently the Parrot, Garry J. Wallan
A duck waddles into a grocery store...
Put the bird in the sack...
You know you're a bird person when...
It’s a Bird’s Life
I frequently hear complaints...
Two guys are on the top of a cliff...
How they drive us nuts
A man and his wife walk into a pet store...
The praying parrot
The cat scan
A man is stopped by police for driving a van full of penguins
The parrot that spoke Yiddish
A Parrot's Christmas
A Bird Breeder's Christmas, Gayle Soucek
Lend me a bird
Is this heaven?
An Amazon story, Author unknown
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