Laura Doering is the former editor of BIRD TALK Magazine and BirdChannel. Doering has written and edited a multitude of articles covering all aspects of companion pet birds and their care, and has invited top aviculturists and researchers from around the globe to contribute to the magazine. Her interest in pet birds started at the age of 9, when she saved up her penny collection to buy Elvis, her cockatiel companion of 22 years. Doering became editor of BIRD TALK Magazine and BirdChannel.com in 2008 and is also editor of its sister publication, Birds USA magazine. She is the former editor of Rabbits USA magazine, a I-5 Publishing, LLC publication. In addition to her three sons, she shares her home with a dog, Jasper, a nanday conure, Ollie, and a cockatiel, Gracie. She has a degree in English from the University of California, Davis.