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*Disclaimer, Please read this!

*Here is a list of informational websites and books.  Please be aware that anything you read is not gospel, nor the final word.  Parrots are much too complicated for that.   Just as the hundreds of "How to raise your child" books over the years might offer guidelines... NONE apply completely to your child.  This is why as long as there are children, there will be new books written about them.  Same goes for parrots.  The trick is to find out what works and what doesn't in YOUR case. Some ideas in these books and information are just plain stupid or dangerous (mostly to you, haha), while others can be of great help and insight.  Read with an open mind and hope that the suggestions therein may be of help in your case.  If you have doubts about anything you've read or misgivings about the results of any suggestions in these books.. don't be afraid to ask others what they think!  They may have gone through the same thing as you,  and found a better way to handle their particular situation.  One more thing: I am not endorsing all of the following books, links or information contained therein.  This is simply a list for those hundreds of people who contact me every week for other sources of information.  Good  Luck!


  Guide to a Well Behaved Parrot - by Mattie Sue Athan 
  The Complete Bird Owner's Handbook - by Gary A. Gallerstien, D.V.M. 
  Companion Parrot Handbook - by Sally Blanchard 
  Guide to Companion Bird Behavior - by Mattie Sue Athan 
  My Parrot, My Friend - by Bonnie Munro Doane & Thomas Quakinbush 
  The Parrot in Health & Illness - by Bonnie Munro Doane 
  The Pleasure of Their Company - by Bonnie Munro Doane 
  Bird Talk Magazine 




*Wing Clipping (blood feather picture!) - 

* Wing Clipping - 

* ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center -

*Avian Blood Work &  Bleeding Syndrome-

*The Pet Medicine Chest (Avian, Cat, Rabbit, Dog) -

*My Pet Bird Laid an Egg! - good 2 part article -


This section has links to sites about safe & unsafe plants & foods. The basic food "No-No's" are Caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas, chocolate), Avocado, Alcohol and Strawberries. Also be careful of anything that has a strong smell, air fresheners, insect sprays, etc. 

*Teflon Dangers - 

*Safe Plants/Trees for Birds -

*Safe Plants - 

*The Toxicity of Plants -
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*Cleaning Safely - 

*Vinegar & Hydrogen Peroxide -


*The Pet Bird Report - 

*Articles by Liz Wilson, C.V.T -