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BIRD TALK December 2011 Issue

Editor's Note
While reading this issue’s “Causes & Cures” column on the topic of motion sickness and birds, I was reminded of another potential challenge of car travel with birds. Although none of my flock suffers from motion sickness, my nanday conure Ollie makes it quite clear that he would rather be in the driver’s seat, literally, when we go anywhere. Read more here.

Mind Your Manners
5 behaviors for a well-behaved parrot.
BY BARBARA HEIDENREICH

Ready For Take Off?
In-home flight is not what you think.
BY C.B. BUCKLEY

Flights Of Fancy 
Bird enthusiasts flock to these zoos & aviaries that celebrate birds.
BY NIKKI MOUSTAKI

Parrotlet Names
New research reveals that parrot parents are teaching their chicks contact-call basics.
BY JESSICA PINEDA

BIRD TALK Annual Buyer’s Guide
Find the best products for you and your bird this holiday season.

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Memo To Pepper & Parker
Subject: Holiday Visit
BY PATRICIA SUND

Parrot Psychology
Regain Trust
Rethink your every move to help your fearful parrot trust you again.
BY LIZ WILSON, CVT, CPBC

Heart To Heart
Lend A Helping Hand
Some of the greatest gifts come from the simple act of caring & giving yourself.
BY CHRIS DAVIS

Causes & Cures
Motion Sickness
Know the signs of motion sickness in birds & help your pet find relief.
BY MARGARET A. WISSMAN, DVM, DABVP — AVIAN PRACTICE

Small Birds
Bringing Home Baby
Teach your baby bird skills it needs for life.
BY DIANE GRINDOL

Nature VS. Nurture
Wild At Home
You can take the parrot out of the jungle, but can you take the jungle out of the parrot?
BY SALLY BLANCHARD

Urban Bird
Be Ready, Stay Safe
Emergencies can happen at any time, so be prepared with these tips.
BY SUSAN CHAMBERLAIN

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