Dear Customer: 2016 and 2017 have been an extraordinary journey filled with great memories we have made along the way with all of you. Even though we are a new company in the industry, the avian community has been beyond warm and welcoming with us. We’ve learned a lot and taken all your valuable opinions…

Go to www.iqbirdtesting.com/order-bird-dna-test Select the DNA test you need to perform on your birds Select how many tests you need and click “ADD TO CART” Verify your order on the “CART”  and “PROCEED TO CHECKOUT” Fill out your information and the birds in formation. Make sure you write all the correct species. Select Payment Method: PayPal, Money Order, or check.  Place…

Hand-rearing: Some simple basics by Tony Silva The breeding season has started. This is evident by the number of messages that I receive each week discussing issues that are being faced by individuals hand-rearing young parrots. This quest for information is the subject of this article. Hand-rearing is a rewarding, challenging, time consuming and frustrating…

Lessons in aviculture By Tony Silva When I was a kid, I periodically visited the now vanished Sedgewick Studio, a bird store owned by the eccentric Erling Kjelland. He believed in ´witching´– the process of sexing birds by suspending a pendulum over its head. If the pendulum swung back and forth, it was one gender;…

Hand-rearing parrots: some basic guidelines By Tony Silva After the essentials of proper bird care, the next biggest source of questions I receive on a daily basis involves hand-rearing. The types of queries typically suggest a misunderstanding of heat requirements, diet, hygiene and weaning.  Many aviculturists also erringly believe that all species can be treated…

I sat quietly on the ground, behind a short bush. The White-bellied Caiques Pionites leucogaster were in a dead Bertholletia excelsa sapling whose trunk had been broken about 18 feet from the ground by a larger, falling branch from an adjacent tree.  The scenario was typical. The fight in the Brazilian Amazon between trees is…

My avicultural career spans more than four decades. During this time, I have kept and bred a huge array of species, many of which have disappeared from aviculture or have always been very rare. These species have ranged from the Spix´s Macaw Cyanopsitta spixii to the Prioniturus parrots. During these more than 40 years of…

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