The Cuban Amazon

I watched the bird in amazement. It would walk across a clothes line in an enclosed porch, chattering, lunging and moving, its tail open. I was probably 7 years old.

Breeding Cockatoos

As I grasped the bird to place it in the shipping crate, my little finger felt a bulge. I looked closer and my heart sank.


The conures range from being very easily bred to very difficult to breed.

Yellow-shouldered Amazons

I was a young and inexperienced aviculturist when I first met Ramon Noegel. For decades Noegel the doyen of Amazon parrot breeders worldwide.

Toys for Pet Parrots

The concept of giving toys and enrichment to parrots dates back only about 30 years.

Feeding Your Parrot

Aviculturists in the West learned long ago that diet is key to health and success. One cannot feed just sunflower seeds or peanuts and expect the birds to remain healthy.

Illness in Parrots

This article addresses the immediate response that the owner should take to improve the life of a sick pet bird.