Learning from Mercy

Aug

27

2012

This article originally appeared in Good Bird Magazine, Fall of 2008 edition. It was published under my maiden name, Emily Gough.  Mercy came into our lives as quickly as she left. A red tailed grey sixteen years young, she was displaced for the second time in her life when we got the call. From the...

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A thought on Parrots, Behavior, Training, and Approach

May

8

2012

While at the IAABC conference in Warwick, Rhode Island this year, I got into an interesting discussion with some of the ‘non bird’ folk there, and some bird folk, including Dr. Susan Friedman. We were having some friendly banter on teaching birds, avian knowledge, and so-forth. I don’t...

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AFA Fundamentals of Aviculture

Jul

22

2011

The American Federation of Aviculture has recently released their Intermediate level of their online Aviculture course. Offered in 15 chapters that cover a range of topics, including: Conservation and research Courtship and nesting Basic avian genetics Color mutations Hybrids Breeding Stimuli Incubation Hand-rearing Non-parrot...

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