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INSIDE COLUMNS
October 2011 Issue of BIRD TALK Magazine
October 2011

Editor's Note
I imagine a select few have ever witnessed a bird chip its way out of the eggshell and into the world. I stumbled upon just such a thing during a visit to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles with some friends years ago. Read more here.

Oscar, The Thriver
Oscar, the featherless cockatoo, is still happy & strutting her stuff.
BY PATRICIA SUND

When Birds Had Teeth
Discover the evolution of birds transitioning from teeth to beaks.
BY KAREN ROSENTHAL, DVM, MS, DIPL. ABVP

Housing Trends
See the many way "the cage" has been redefined.
BY REBECCA SWEAT

From The Vet Files:
Diseases & conditions of Australasian parrots.
BY KEVIN WRIGHT, DVM, DIPLOMATE AMERICAN BOARD OF VETERINARY PRACTITIONERS (SPECIALIST IN REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS)

Build It!
Create a backyard aviary for your bird.
BY DICK SCHROEDER

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Memo To Pepper & Parker
Subject: Hope & Liver Treats
BY PATRICIA SUND

Parrot Psychology
Sam's Game of "Boo!"
A blue & gold makes a game out of the "macaw lunge" to size-up strangers.
BY LIZ WILSON, CVT, CPBC

Heart To Heart
The Fall Season
Help your bird adjust to the time change & other fall events.
BY CHRIS DAVIS

Causes & Cures
Toxic Foods
Find out what these foods can do to your bird.
BY MARGARET A. WISSMAN, DVM, DABVP — AVIAN PRACTICE

Small Birds
Playgyms & Small Birds
Find the best playgym for your pet bird & lifestyle.
BY DIANE GRINDOL

Nature VS. Nurture
Time To Play!
Play is good for the mind & body when it comes to parrots.
BY SALLY BLANCHARD

Urban Bird
Don't Toss It - Compost It!
It's easy to be green when it comes to composting your bird's waste.
BY SUSAN CHAMBERLAIN

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On The Cover
Lesser sulphur-crested cockatoo by Christopher Appoldt/Courtesy Shirley Smith/Illusttraion by Tom Kimball/BowTie

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