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BY BARRY BLANCH

Barry Blanch talks about breeding Australian parrots... more

 


BY DOROTHY SCHWARZ

Dorothy raises Mirt, a wild rescue Timneh Grey Parrot ... more

 


BY DR BOB DONELEY BVSc FACVSc

One of the saddest problems seen in avian medicine is feather damaging behaviour (also known as feather picking, feather plucking or feather chewing).... more



BY Australian BirdKeeper Magazine

Indian Ringnecks are one of the easiest birds to keep and/or breed and this explains their popularity around the world. ... more



BY Australian BirdKeeper Magazine

During the non-breeding season our Double-headed Amazons are housed in a colony environment where they enjoy a variety of enrichment... more



BY Australian BirdKeeper Magazine

A Grey Parrot’s level of intelligence can have bitter consequences. When neglected or ignored, these birds will feather pick, feather pluck or even chew holes into their skin. ... more



BY Australian BirdKeeper Magazine

The magnificent Indian Ringnecked Parrot Psittacula krameri manillensis is well established worldwide as a very popular pet and aviary bird.... more



BY Dr Bob Doneley BVSc FACVSc CMAUA

Although it is early winter as I write this article, it will be late winter when you read it—and time to start thinking about the next breeding season. Even though the days are short and cold, now is the time to start getting things ready to ensure a good outcome for the season, regardless of your breeding objectives for this year. Below is a checklist of factors that you... more


BY Dr Terry Martin BVSc

The hobby of Cockatiel breeding in Australia has matured during the past decade into a fancy for dedicated breeders. Like all birds in aviculture, the rise in popularity of a species begins with the appearance of new mutations. This attracts the ‘speculator’ breeder hoping to be the first with a new colour that they can sell for substantial gain. For some in this first wave... more


BY RUSSELL KINGSTON

The year was 1987 and we had seen it all before—the launch of a new commercial avicultural publication onto the market. A previously unknown entrepreneur by the name of Nigel Steele-Boyce had the audacity to think that he could go where others had gone before, and failed. I believe that even before it got off the ground, some mob overseas knocked off the original name.... more


BY EB Cravens

If you have ever observed parrots or other birds out feeding in the trees or bush, then you may be aware of the tremendous variety of greenery ingested by avian species. Leaves, growth buds, flowers, sprouts and shoots, twigs, bark—not to mention an assortment of 1ichens, fungi and other tiny organics which live on them—all become dinner fare for birds at large in nature.... more


BY PETER ODEKERKEN

This beautiful species of finch also known as the Red-browed Firetail is often overlooked in captivity, largely because it is common in most areas colonised by humans. From the time I became interested in birds at a very young age I have been captivated by the lively colours and cheerful disposition of this bird.... more

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