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Internet Fraud Targets Parrot Enthusiasts 
An Introduction to Positive Reinforcement Training and its Benefits
Strategies to Utilize when a Flighted Parrot Escapes
What's Wrong with the Step Up Command?
Wow. That Bird Sure Can Scream!
By Barbara Heidenreich 

Free Resources on Parrot Behavior
from Good Bird Incorporated 

Avian Health Exam
From Association of Avian Veterinarians

Bird Ownership is not for Everyone
by Patti Christie 

Parrot Enrichment Activity Book ver 1.0
Parrot Enrichment Activity Book ver 2.0
By Kris Porter 

MCBA Parrot Resource List
By Avian Suites 


DVDs 
Positive Reinforcement Training 
Understanding Parrot Body Language 
By Barbara Heidenreich 

Feeding Our Parrots Well Pam Clark and Kris Porter 
Happily Ever After with Parrots Ellen Cook 
Captive Foraging Scott Echols 
Expert Companion Bird Care Series Scott Echols and Brian Speer 

STUDY COURSES Certified Avian Specialist 
Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) Fundamentals of Aviculture Level 1 & 2 
American Federation of Aviculture (AFA) Birdie Basics and Beyond
The Gabriel Foundation 

ORGANIZATIONS 
Minnesota Companion Bird Association (MCBA) ~ Minnesota Companion Bird Club 
Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) ~ Avian Medicine and Behavior 
Parrots International (PI) ~ Parrot Conservation 
World Parrot Trust (WPT) ~ Parrot Conservation 
Parrot Adoption and Education (PAEP) ~ Parrot Rescue and Adoption 
Parrot Rescue Services Parrot Rescue and Adoption 
American Federation of Aviculture General Aviculture

Behavior & Training Workshop

Bird Of The Month

Samantha Rose is a Double Yellow Headed Amazon (Amazona oratrix).  She is 21 years old and is in her second home having joined her current flock in 2008.  Sam is a gentle girl, chooses to limit her human vocabulary but loves making Amazon sounds.  She always sounds so happy!  The Double Yellow Headed Amazon is an endangered species native to Mexico and northern Central America.  Because of their endangered status only captive bred birds can be owned.  They are known to have charming personalities and are highly desirable as pets.  Samantha’s humans of course think that she is a “practically perfect parrot in every way” Sam resides with a lively flock of 3 African Grey parrots, a Blue Fronted Amazon (who she is constantly competing with!) and a male Eclectus that calls Sam his “girl”.
 
 

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