Where to acquire a bird and veterinary care are a couple of the most
important things for the health and welfare of your bird. Many birds can live 50 years
and even longer! Good and proper nuitrition is extremely important and you can find a lot of
information about that on various sites on the Internet. Visit your Avian Vet directly as
to the proper diet for your breed of bird, since it does vary by species. However,
one thing is univeral, they ALL need MORE than just seeds and nuts in their diet.
Here we will refer you to the very best place to acquire a happy, healthy and
well-adjusted bird and an excellent Avian Vet that we adore.
||Where to Buy a Baby:
It is VERY important that purchase your bird from a REPUTABLE Bird breeder who
teaches you about proper care of your bird! Do not settle for less or your
bird will not have a full and healthy life. Your baby should be healthy, happy, loved. well-cared
for and extremely well socialized. You should be prepared to visit an Avian Vet within 72 hours of
your bird purchase for a well-bird exam, just to be assured that there are no problems. Do NOT EVER
purchase an unweaned baby!
We definitely refer, David Christensen and The Rudkin Aviary, both located in the Los Angeles, CA area. We also highly recommend ABRC located in Loxahatachee, FLorida.
These are exceptional places to find your own wonderful, totally healthy baby.
We bought our adorable, Bare-Eyed Cockatoo, Magoo, from
David and you can see from the photos how healthy, playful and well-adjusted Magoo is. Soon thereafter, we also purchased our wonderful Vosmaeri Electus, Truffle.
David is located in the Mission Viego, CA area and has a unique and sensational breeding
program. The birds are used for pet therapy with the elderly residents
of his board and care facility, Country Manor II. The residents interact with
the birds and this way, give and receive love. It is indeed a "win win" situation for
both the seniors and the birds.
The birds help in pain management, education, conversation, stimulation and
the residents feel they are making a contribution to society. Due to this
interaction, the birds become very well socialized.
Visit David's Web Page at
Country Manor Pet II Therapy to read about the breeds he has available and for more contact information. You may
email David or
call him at (949) 494-2154 (reasonable hours Pacific Time please). David DOES SHIP birds.
ABRC, Avicultural Breeding and Research Center, in Loxahatchee, Florida,
is one of the most respected breeding establishments in the United States.
They have many extremely rare breeds of parrots, many of which are endangered
species. It was founded by a man who loved parrots and wished to do research
and publish information on their behavior, needs and reproduction. All of
their birds are very well cared for. They do offer beautiful, intelligent
and affectionate hand raised chicks that will make healthy and happy pets
who will capture your heart.
Our charming Blue-Throated Macaw, Kruger, was hatched
and lovingly raised and socialized at ABRC and Kruger is not only a real delight, he is an extremely rare macaw whose
species has almost disappeared in the wild at this time.
We are buying our wonderful Daisy Mae, a Ducorps Cockatoo, from
ABRC and she is still just a wee baby. We can hardly wait for this baby to arrive
and are very excited indeed. ABRC has many rare species available and they DO SHIP.
To determine availability, do give Terry a call at (561) 790-0729 or email ABRC
||The Rudkin Aviary:
We bought our fantastic Major Mitchell's Cockatoo, War Dance, from
The Rudkin Aviary and she is just incredible! She is the most gorgeous cockatoo we have ever seen. She is happy, healthy and
a total delight.
The Rudkin Aviary is located in Bardsdale, CA area and was established in 1912. They have some
wonderful exotic Australian cockatoos and have a really lovely facility.
Visit their Web Page at
The Rudkin Aviary to read about the breeds available and for more information. They have a closed
aviary and they DO ship.
Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital
Dr. Walter J. Rosskopf, DVM, Certified in Avian Practice
Dr. Richard W. Woerpel, DVM
4871 West Rosecrans Avenue
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Call for Appointment
||Our Veterinarian is:
It is VERY important that you take your bird to a vet who is Certified in Avian Practice. There is a list of Certified Avian Veterinarians located at
ABVP Certified Avian Veterinarians but this list
may not be updated as frequently as you might desire. You may also search for a Certified Avian Vet by visiting the
American Board of Veterinary Pratictioners and adding search specifics, such as avian for practice and the state abbreviation for your location.
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