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August 2010

Editor's Note
"I wanted a perfect ending," stated the late comedienne Gilda Radner, "Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity." Read more here.

American Federation of Aviculture
The AFA talks about its orginis, promoting pet birds, conservation and more.

Egg Binding
Be prepared for any egg-binding situations in your female bird.
BY ROBIRDA MCDONALD

Lighting & Supplement Product Chart
Take a look at this selection of useful health tools from the 2010 BIRD TALK Supplement & Lighting Chart.

Mini Macaw?
These parrots should get — and will give — all the warmth of their big cousins.
BY PATRICIA SUND

Two Budgie, Or Not To Budgie?
Whether in pairs or alone, this popular little parrot makes a great pal.
BY LINDA S. RUBIN

Enrichment Made Easy: Part 2, Diet
Food, and what you can do with it, can spice up bird life.
BY ROBIN SHEWOKIS

PRODUCT GUIDE

 Bird-Tested, Bird-Approved
Scooter Z's Foot Toys
Foot toys work beaks, not just feet.
BY SUSAN CHAMBERLAIN

Birdie Boutique
Products for you and your bird.

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Memo To Pepper & Parker
Subject: Porker Report 
BY PATRICIA SUND

Heart to Heart
Tribute To Babydoll
Chris says farewell and thank you to a dear friend.

BY CHRIS DAVIS

Parrot Psychology
Wing-Feather Trims
Read a parrot behaviorist's view on the subject of trimming your bird's wing feathers.
BY LIZ WILSON, CVT, CPBC

Causes & Cures
Top 5 Tests
Keep your bird healthy with these top tests.
BY MARGARET A. WISSMAN, DVM, DABVP — AVIAN PRACTICE

Small Birds
Quakes & Cockatiel Shakes
Do night frights signal earthquakes?
BY DIANE GRINDOL

Medium Birds
Fight The Bite
Avoid this serious situation by stopping bad patterns.
BY SALLY BLANCHARD

Finch & Canary
Interview With Doug Taylor
Doug Taylor, a finch breeder, has been working with finches for more than three years.
BY KARL LIEBERMAN

Dove & Pigeon
The Senegal Dove
This popular Old World dove has been successfully bred in aviculture since 1861.
BY ROBERT ALISON, PHD

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