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June 2010

Editor's Note
During a recent photo shoot at our offices, Associate Editor Jessica Pineda had asked me to bring in Deacon, my blue-headed Pionus parrot. By the end of the day, he had bitten two of my coworkers. Not just any old coworkers, but the ones who have kept parrots. Read more here.

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Up In The Air    
Clean air is a breeze for you & your bird.
BY ROBIRDA MCDONALD

Safe Shortcuts
How far can you relax the rules?
BY LIZ WILSON, CVT, CPBC

Get To Know The Goffin’s
These active ’toos are always on the lookout for fun.
BY DAVID SHEPHERD

Pionus: Fact vs. Fiction
Find the truth behind the Pionus myths.
BY ELISE KAPLAN

PRODUCT GUIDE

Toy Chest
Toys & Birds
Satisfy your bird’s need to play with these tips.
BY JESSICA PINEDA

Birdie Boutique
Products for you and your bird.

Clean Scene
Shake off the dust and get down to the nitty-gritty. BIRD TALK presents products for getting — and keeping — your bird’s environment spick-and-span.

Bird-Tested, Bird-Approved
BirdSeed Moth Traps
Fight moths with pheromones.
BY SUSAN CHAMBERLAIN

 

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Memo To Pepper & Parker
Subject: Messy Room
BY PATRICIA SUND

Heart to Heart
Help For Hectic Times
Pare down life’s demands.
BY CHRIS DAVIS

Parrot Psychology
Hand Or Perch?
Do you need to hold your bird with your hand to keep it tame?
BY LIZ WILSON, CVT, CPBC

Causes & Cures
Stress Feathers
Find the source of feather coloring, or lack thereof.
BY MARGARET A. WISSMAN, DVM, DABVP — AVIAN PRACTICE

Small Birds
The ’Tiel In The Mirror
Hormones can cause reflection obsession.
BY DIANE GRINDOL

Medium Birds
Clothes Encounters
Parrots can be partial to cloth.
BY SALLY BLANCHARD

Finch & Canary
Red-Headed Parrot Finches
Visual clues can reveal this finch’s gender.
BY KARL LIEBERMAN

Dove & Pigeon
Grey-Fronted Doves
Get to know this shy, but easy-to-tame dove.
BY ROBERT ALISON, PHD

Reader’s Dish
We asked readers, “If your bird was a spy, what would its code name be?” Here are some of your responses.

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