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November 2010

Editor's Letter
I’ve met my share of awesome birds during my tenure here at BIRD TALK. — hyacinth macaws, palm cockatoos, rare lories, even those prehistoric looking turacos and crazy hornbills. There’s one bird, however, that makes me feel like I’m meeting a celebrity whenever I have the good fortune of coming across one — a quaker parrot! Read more here.

Pumpkin-Themed Recipes
Cook these bird treats for your bird.

Carry On!
Ten tips to instill independent play in your parrot.
BY SUSAN CHAMBERLAIN

Enrichment Made Easy, Part 5, Tactile Enrichment
If it feels good (and it's safe!) ... offer it!
BY ROBIN SHEWOKIS

The Latest Toys & Gyms
Take a look at this selection of toys and gyms from the 2010 BIRD TALK Play Gear guide.

The Persecuted Parrot
Controversial quaker parrots interfere with power lines and agriculture, or do they?
BY ANASTASIA THRIFT

Eclectus Toe Tapping
Find out the causes of this peculiar condition & how to stop it.
BY MARGARET A. WISSMAN, DVM, DABVP, AVIAN PRACTICE

PRODUCT GUIDE

Bird-Tested, Bird-Approved
Booda Comfy Perch
Give your bird's feet a break with a soft rope perch.
BY SUSAN CHAMBERLAIN

Birdie Boutique
Products for you and your bird.

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Memo To Pepper & Parker
Subject: Bone Thieves
BY PATRICIA SUND

Heart To Heart
Feeling The Love
Kind thoughts & cherished memories unite our hearts.
BY CHRIS DAVIS

Parrot Psychology
Foot Biting 'Too
Don't let an out-of-control cockatoo rule the roost.
BY LIZ WILSON, CVT, CPBC

Causes & Cures
Vitamins 101
Is your bird at risk for vitamin deficiency — or overdose?
BY MARGARET A. WISSMAN, DVM, DABVP — AVIAN PRACTICE

Small Birds
Budgie That Won't Budge
Broaden your budgie's interaction without forcing the issue.
BY DIANE GRINDOL

Medium Birds
Your Bird's Diet Depends On You
Take charge of what your bird eats.
BY SALLY BLANCHARD

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