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for Breeding, Genetics,
and Companion Parrots
Avian Consultations
USA Callers Receive a Complimentary 10-minute Phone Consultation
prior to your Avian Consult to learn what is best for you.
Suggested Topics  ... or ask your question below
  • Companion Bird Care
  • Selecting a Healthy Companion
  • Quarantining New Arrivals
  • Introducing a New Bird
  • Housing Pairs
  • Housing the Flock
  • Compatibility in the Flock
  • Diet & Nutritional Support
  • Gender Determination
  • Excessive Egg-laying Problems
  • Hobby Breeding Management
  • Selecting Foundation Stock
  • Selecting Optimum Pairs
  • Handfeeding and Weaning
  • Hybridization versus Mutations
  • Normal & Abnormal Behavior
  • Health Care & Prevention
  • Helpful Hygiene
  • Finding Illness in the Flock
  • Selecting an Avian Veterinarian
  • Your First Visit to the Veterinarian
  • Avian Home Support Care
  • Advice on Geriatric Birds
  • Advice on Handicapped Birds
  • Longevity Goals
  • How to Speak to Your Veterinarian on Euthanasia
  • Pet Sitters
  • Adoption
  • Other inquiries welcome
Other topics include::
  • Starting a Local Bird Club or National Organization
  • Holding Avicultural Seminars
  • Holding a Bird Show
  • Preparing Your Entries for Show
  • Writing for Avicultural Publications
  • Publishing Your Book
  • How to Locate a Missing or Escaped Pet Bird
  • Building Your Personal Avian Library for Your Own Needs
  • Other inquiries welcome
This site does NOT dispense medical information. If your bird is sick or shows any illness, bring it to a veterinarian immediately! Birds go downhill VERY quickly.
To find an avian vet, visit
Avian Consult Form
Avian Consults begin at $75.  Extended Consults are also available as necessary.  PayPal and all major credit cards are accepted.                 
(If you have questions on color mutations or genetics, go directly to Genetic Questions).
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Linda S. Rubin is a published book author, speaker, industry consultant, and avian educator with an international byline
and more than 35 years experience keeping and breeding cockatiels, budgerigars and parrots. An avid enthusiast in the
study of color mutations, she is widely recognized as a leading authority in the United States on
cockatiel mutation
genetics. Her website CockatielsPlusParrots.com provides resources and services on cockatiels and other Psittacine
species.  Linda writes as BirdChannel.com's Bird Breeder Expert, Columnist for CompanionBirdWorld.com, feature writer
for the American Federation of Aviculture's award winning AFA Watchbird, and many other publications.  She is a former
Cockatiel Foundation Genetics Consultant, NCS Genetics Consultant, NCS Panel Judge (1984-2006), CF Panel Judge
(2007-2012) and SPBE Panel Judge (1985-present). Linda sits on the board of directors of  the American Federation of
Aviculture, Inc. and Society of Parrot Breeders & Exhibitors.  She presents on many topics,and writes features and
columns on cockatiels, budgies and parrots for a variety of publications in the USA, UK, and online.
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