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July 2011

Editor's Note
After reading “Tame, Trained, Trick-Trained ...” I sat down to write up the behaviors my birds do, and then I tried to fit them into one of these three categories. It was trickier than I thought, because when I really thought about it, I couldn’t tell if I actually trained some of their behaviors or if the behaviors are ones they’ve simply decided to do. Read more here

Tame, Trained, Trick-Trained ...
Behavior definitions are open to interpretation.
BY BARBARA HEIDENREICH

Too Much Of A Good Thing
Are you triggering the hormonal switch in your bird?
BY FERN VAN SANT, DVM

Did You Know?
Unique behaviors of Austral-Asian species: cockatoos, Eclectus, Indian ring necks & more.
BY RHONDA LABELLE, RVT

BIRD TALK Presents Toys & Playgyms
Check out the latest toys & playgyms for your bird.

Birdie Boutique
Products for you and your bird.

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Parrot Psychology
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The role of phone consults & visualizations.
BY LIZ WILSON, CVT, CPBC

Heart To Heart
Talk To The Animals
Love & respect can open the channels of communication across species.
BY CHRIS DAVIS

Causes & Cures
Seizures In Birds
Know the signs & ways to protect your bird.
BY MARGARET A. WISSMAN, DVM, DABVP — AVIAN PRACTICE

Small Birds
What's My Size?
Find out the reasons for size differences in cockatiels.
BY DIANE GRINDOL

Nature VS. Nurture
Not All Bites Are Bites
Learn the specific reasons a parrot might bite.
BY SALLY BLANCHARD

Urban Bird
Creative Playgyms
Spruce up your bird's playgym with these ideas.
BY SUSAN CHAMBERLAIN

Quirks & Qualities
Parrotlets
These parrots might be small, but they don't act like it!

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Indian ring-necked parakeet, female Eclectus & Pacific parrotlet by Gina Cioli/Bowtie Studio/Courtesy Omar's Exotic Birds & Andy St. Laurent

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