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September 2011

Changing My Tune
On my first day at BIRD TALK, I was given a stack of flashcards bearing colorful parrot portraits and their corresponding genus/species. My task was to memorize the names — both common and scientific — of parrots commonly kept as companions. I was playfully told by Melissa Kauffman, BIRD TALK’s editor at the time, that there would be a pop quiz. Read more here.

Spotlight: Association of Avian Veterinarians
BIRD TALK sits down with AAV member Karen Rosenthal, DVM, MS, Dipl. ABVP, to discuss the AAV.

Tone Down Aggression
Understanding why a parrot might bite is the first step toward nipping it in the bud.
BY LISA A. BONO

Name Changers
A world renowned ornithologist explains the recent name changes for some popular parrot species.
BY JOSEPH M. FORSHAW

The Boisterous Bunch
Discover four things that set New World parrots apart.
BY SALLY BLANCHARD

Redefining Bite Size Portions
New research sheds light on Amazon parrot food-size preferences.
BY JESSICA ROZEK

Birdie Boutique
Products for you and your bird.

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Memo To Pepper & Parker
Subject: Oven Afternoon
BY PATRICIA SUND

Parrot Psychology
Saving Face
A big, bad bite doesn't mean the end of your relationship.
BY LIZ WILSON, CVT, CPBC

Heart To Heart
Back To School?
Help your bird ease into back-to-school schedule changes.
BY CHRIS DAVIS

Causes & Cures
Avian Blood 101
What you need to know about birds & bloods loss.
BY MARGARET A. WISSMAN, DVM, DABVP — AVIAN PRACTICE

Small Birds
Treat Ideas
Find the perfect little snacks for your small bird.
BY DIANE GRINDOL

Nature VS. Nurture
Night Night Birdie
Look to a parrot's wild habits to help your pet bird get a  better night sleep.
BY SALLY BLANCHARD

Urban Bird
Food Savers
Extend the quality of your bird's food with these keep-it-fresh tips.
BY SUSAN CHAMBERLAIN

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