Bird Booklet

LINKS

 

Behavior:

Liz Wilson a respected consultant on avian behavior: http://www3.upatsix.com/liz/bio.html

Good Bird Magazine, books by Good Bird Inc founder Barbara Heidenreich, DVD’s. workshops and consulting services. Visit http://www.goodbirdinc.com

Association of  Avian Veterinarians – Pet bird care  http://www.aav.org/basic_care.htm

DIET:

Harrison’s Pelleted diet:   http://www.harrisonsbirdfoods.com/

Harrison’s Bird Food – Caregiver Tips   http://www.harrisonsbirdfoods.com/avian_caregiver/main.htm

MISC.

VSPN Page of Bird Links by Species  http://www.vspn.org/LIBRARY/WWWDirectory/BirdSpecies.htm

Feather Picking Web site:  http://www.featherpicking.com

Avian Web – bird diseases and more  http://www.avianweb.com/diseases.htm

About.com – bird diseases  http://exoticpets.about.com/cs/healthdiseases

Genetic Calculator for Bird Color Mutations  http://www.vin.com/WebLink.plx?URL=http://gencalc.rasek.biz

Avian Rescue  http://www.avianrescue.org/bc-az.html

Bird Whisperer  http://www.thebirdwhisperer.com

Clicking with Birds http://www.avitrain.com

Long Island Parrot Society http://www.liparrotsociety.org

NON-PSITTACINE TYPE BIRDS:

Poultry Page http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKPoultryPage.html

The Coop – chickens  http://www.the-coop.org

3 thoughts on “Bird Booklet

  1. Jeannie silva"

    I love your site!! When I was in there the other day we were speaking about the 2 new additions to our Noah arc the finches. I got the part about broccoli tops but am still unclear on the herbs. I understand that I would need to rotate the plants just not clear on what type :(

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Jeannie,
      Glad the info helped out with your new finches :) Below are some links that I hope will help as well. Basically, any greens we can eat are safe for your birds. The dark green leafy veggies are the best. Any site that sells plants or seeds for human consumption should be safe – just ensure plants are not sprayed with anything. I often use sproutpeople.com and have a 4×4 ft raised garden bed that I’ve planted their french garden in and pull those for bird goodies. I also sprout their seeds in the easy sprouter and that works well and is great nutrition for the birds. To ensure a plant you’d like to place in the aviary isn’t toxic check these links – http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/plants/alphalist.html and http://www.avianweb.com/toxicfoods.html For a safe plant list check this link – http://www.birdchannel.com/bird-housing/bird-aviaries/aviary-safe-plants.aspx And this link shows what we’ve done with our outdoor aviary build – http://littlecrittersvetphotos.shutterfly.com/birds/103 Lastly here is a nice article on a planted finch aviary – http://www.finchniche.com/features_aviaryplants.php
      The important thing to remember is don’t place any plants in the cage that have a pesticide on them or in the soil and if using in an indoor cage you will need to rotate the plants out because the little finches will eat them like crazy which is great nutrition. So basically you’d plan a rotation schedule just as you would a grazing pasture for horses. Hope that helps and welcome to the bird crazy bug :) Jill

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