|Birds (basic safety and care)
Avitec Basic Bird Care|
Covers environment, cage considerations, activity and exercise, body care, security, and signs of illness.
"Bird Care" from The Aviary
Insightful articles on safety, nutrition, exercise, grooming, and travelling.
Bird Health Spa
Collection of articles on poisonous items and other hazards. "Veterinarian's Corner" is excellent
Educating the beginner in the hobby of Parrot Keeping and Parrot Care.
"Bad Bug Book"|
Your birds are even even more susceptible than you to foodborne illnesses, so proper food handling is essential for their health.
Gillian's Help Desk
A site dedicated to preventing tragedies with pet birds. Toxin alerts, first aid advice, and a variety of related articles.
Health and Safety Considerations
Precautions you should take after attending a bird show or mart, such as washing your clothes and quarantining new birds.
|Birds (behavior and speech)
Alex, the African Grey/Pepperberg|
The most famous talking bird in the world. Pepperberg's study of Alex has shown that parrots do not merely mimic human speech, they use it within a specific context
Fostered With Love
Sam Foster, Avian Consultant - Specializing in Cockatoo Care and Behavior
Links to some of the more well known avian behaviorists. These are the people you call when your bird has become unmanageable. Their advice can often greatly improve behavior.
|Birds (new birds)
How to Buy a Bird|
Contains a checklist to make sure you are
ready for the responsibilities of owning a parrot.
Why buy a Finch|
Pros and Cons to choosing a Finch as a pet bird.
|Birds (emergencies and first aid)
Bird First Aid|
Very thorough list of things to watch for and how to treat specific injuries and deal with emergencies.
First Aid Kit
Every bird owner should have a first aid kit for emergencies. Gillian helps you put together the perfect kit.
Joan & Charmaine's Blood Feather Emergency|
When a blood feather breaks it can be a serious emergency. A small bird can bleed to death very quickly. This article will prepare you for such a terrifying emergency.
Things You Should Have On Hand
Nice Q&A from the Exotic-L mailing list regarding what things every bird owner should have in their home for avian first aid.
|Ferrets (general information)
General information on characteristics and care of ferrets. A must read for ferret owners and owners-to-be.
Ferret FAQ - Natural History
For the curious only - about ferrets, their relatives, and how they became domesticated
By Randy and Gloria Horton - this page includes general information and a list of ferret facts. The owners do ferret rescue and adoption and also offer merchandise on the site.
Ferret Information - "Whether you currently own a ferret or are thinking about aquiring one, Ferret Universe will prodive you with the information you need."
Excellent Sugar Glider resource and information page. Covers everything from diet and breeding to proper care and housing.
Diet plan for Sugar Gliders to ensure the best health.
Ruth's Sugar Glider Page|
Filled with information you'll need to know before you bring home a new pet Sugar Glider.