Below are some
links to websites that we are especially fond of. They are in
no particular order right now...but we did
rate them on a scale of 1-to-5 peanuts.
Lots of information - both
general and specific. A well designed site with easy
to follow links and loads of info.
Dr Colin Walker (in Knox,
Victoria) is a great avian vet. Mum and Dad can't
believe their luck living so close to a good vet. And
here's a link to his "articles" published on his
webpage. He's mostly into racing pigeons, but he knows
a lot about parrots. Check out his
"articles" - especially the ones about
diseases. Easy to read and very informative.
If you live in the
Melbourne area and are looking for a place to leave your
birds - we HIGHLY recommend this place. We left Laka,
George, Ned, Kelly, and Blue here for a fortnight during our
recent trip to the states. The birds had a ball at
"birdee boarding school" and we were able to relax
and enjoy our holiday without having to worry about our
Listen to Australian Bird Calls
There are some excellent
fact sheets and birdsong clips here. The superb fairy
wren recording is excellent. So is the one for the
King Parrot and Kookaburra. The Rainbow Lorikeet one
isn't very good, however - the ones near our home have a
pretty call, not like the recording.
Hartman Aviary Jesse came from here
(an Ohio-based breeder). The website is excellent, lots of information
about birds. The video "The Bird Sitter" was filmed at
Hartman Aviary (we love watching it, we just wish Mum would
play it more often) and you've gotta check out their new "The Aviator" parrot harness
(Laka loves hers).
The Parrot Keyboard
You're going to blink twice when
you see this one - but we think this fellow is 100%
serious...and he may really be on to something. A
"must see" site.