Birds: Quails, Pheasants, Finches, Ostriches, Doves, Parrots, & Others, 2008
USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.
A bibliography and related to the housing, husbandry, health and welfare of birds.
Importing Information for Pet Birds
USDA. APHIS. Veterinary Services.
Provides links to information on procedures for importing pet birds.
Understanding Pet Bird Nutrition
University of Florida. Cooperative Extension Service.
This document may be used as a starting point for beginning pet bird owners while they make decisions about feeding their birds.
Avian Welfare Resource Center
Avian Welfare Coalition.
Provides resources and educational outreach for the shelter and placement of displaced captive birds.
University of Minnesota. Cooperative Extension.
Information on incubating, brooding and feeding ducks as well as breeder flock management. Useful for both farmers and pet owners.
Protect Your Pet from Bird Flu (PDF | 345 KB)
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
This brochure describes steps you can take to help prevent the spread of Bird Flu and exotic Newcastle Disease (END).
Psittacosis (Parrot Fever Disease)
Article describing the symptoms, cause, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, transmission to humans and additional reading references.
Traveling Abroad with Your Pet Bird (PDF | 57.2 KB)
US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Discusses regulations implementing the Wild Bird Conservation Act that provide for permits to allow foreign travel with your pet bird (domestic travel and sales are not affected).
Lost and Found Birds
Provides a venue to reunite lost birds with their owners. A help line of frequently asked questions is also included.
Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV)
Includes information on finding an avian vet, bird health topics, teachers' resources, public health issues, AAV Position Statements, etc.