feels qualified to answer questions about the following topics:
diet recommendations for pets and/or breeding birds
caging, nestboxes, and proper environment for successful breeding
selection and pairing of breeding stock
questions regarding aggression in pairs or problems pairing- prevention
of injury methods
egg incubation- turning, temperatures, humidity, problem hatches,
and incubation equipment
setup, brooders and other equipment, and cleaning/disinfection
hand-feeding of parrots and also of soft-billed bird species (i.e.
hornbills, mynahs, rhamphastids, thrushes, touracos) suggested
topics: formulas, equipment, techniques, problems, weaning times,
weaning foods, socialization
regarding preventing and correcting common problems of hand-feeding
babies, i.e. splayed legs, "scissor beak" etc.
specialized instructions for difficult to hand-rear from day-one
species (i.e. Golden Conures, caiques, Rose-Breasted Cockatoos,
with black cockatoo species, sorry)
husbandry questions about breeding birds
general questions about psittacine (parrot) and soft-billed species,
i.e. identification of species/subspecies etc.
general personality characteristics of species that we raise
cannot give medical advice, sorry!
RATES: Questions can be submitted in
writing by email or fax or telephone consultations are available.
The charge to answer written questions is quoted after the questions
are submitted and is based upon the complexity of the questions
and the time involved to answer them. Telephone consultations
are based upon time and questions can be submitted in writing
15 minutes (minimum) -
30 minutes - $60.00
60 minutes - $100.00
(prices are in US dollars)
here for the application form
questions on behavior; we recommend the two books shown below: