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New resource for the cockatiel community

Cockatiel Foundation provides educational and informational programs

By Crystal Apilado

Cockatiel Foundation, Inc.The Cockatiel Foundation, Inc. was created June 2007, and its mission is to promote education, fairness in exhibition and good fellowship among all cockatiel enthusiasts, according to its founding president, Linda Rubin.

Its purpose is to function as a nonprofit, educational, charitable foundation that is dedicated to the continual improvement and enhancement of all cockatiel related topics. “Cockatiel Foundation is inclusive of all aspects of cockatiel culture – from the hobbyist breeder and first-time cockatiel owner to the professional aviculturist and advanced exhibitor,” Rubin said.

Rubin said that one of the Cockatiel Foundation’s goals is to create a nation-wide foster care program for cockatiels in need of a new home. “Cockatiel Foundation is most fortunate to have an experienced director working with coordinators across the country so they may educate and train candidates,” Rubin said. “Candidates will be sought for both temporary foster care homes and forever-homes, and educated with information to learn how to correctly care for their new bird.”

A Youth Education Program was created for those age 17 and under who are interested in joining the Cockatiel Foundation. The program includes special activities and the development of a CD to educate on bird care and on aviculture. Another feature is a special youth division in affiliated clubs’ bird shows.

The Cockatiel Foundation formulated a “Show Standard for the Ideal Cockatiel,” which emphasizes cockatiel health and longevity for members who exhibit at bird shows. Show goers can access a judges’ panel, the show standard and a calendar of events on the website.

For more information on the Cockatiel Foundation, visit its website.

Posted: August 22, 2007, 5 a.m. EST

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Dan, Sandy Valley, NV
Posted: 1/2/2011 10:09:53 PM
This group is unreal. It took six months to determine I was even a member. I have never received a journal. Although I am told I am now entitled to and will receive four journals, so my membership will be extended. Big deal! I have volunteered for everything under the sun to contribute to this organization. Nothing! I have never seen constructive conversation only the list owners personal views.It is evident there are better groups out there. NCS, ACS, various Yahoo Groups that a more member friendly. I am really disappointed by this group.
Susan, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 9/24/2009 6:53:48 PM
They claim to care about the cockatiel but are more concerned in only getting $ for members before they 'give' anything which current 'members' say they have gotten absolutely nothing at all. Can't even ask a question about a cockatiel. Their response is that in order to have a question answered, one must be a member. More concerned with $ than the cockatiel...very obvious. :(
Donna, in, LA
Posted: 1/19/2008 2:18:42 PM
I am getting my MONEY back.... or else. Their website keeps changing the date I get my Journal. A little too late! No Journal for almost a full year. President is RUDE
Sue, Central, MS
Posted: 1/6/2008 11:44:13 AM
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