Avian Expert Articles

Understanding your bird’s emotional health and care needs is the recipe for a happy parrot-person household. Our avian-expert written articles are here to give you the information you need to keep your pet bird healthy and happy. Each week, we bring you exclusive articles written by veterinarians, behaviorists and other experts in the avian community. Whether you are new to the world of companion birds or are a seasoned parrot parent, you’ll find fascinating facts, need-to-know medical information, behavior tips and tricks, and much more!

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matt rowe

Matt Rowe

Matt Rowe is a writer who is enamored of animals, especially birds in all of their various breeds.

M. Scott Echols

Scott Echols, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian)

Dr. M. Scott Echols practices throughout the United States working in various hospitals and veterinary schools. He is also the creator of several educational DVDs through Avian Studios, Inc. as well as the project leader of the Grey Parrot Anatomy Project.

LoraKim Joyner, DVM

LoraKim Joyner, DVM

Dr. LoraKim Joyner is both wildlife veterinarian and Unitarian Universalist minister. You can read more about her current projects and activities at our Wildlife Conservation site.

Dr. Irene Pepperberg

Irene Pepperberg, Ph.D.

Dr. Irene Pepperberg is an adjunct associate professor at the Dept. of Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

Diane Grindol

Diane Grindol

Diane has written for the American Cockatiel Society, American Cage Bird Magazine, the American Federation of Aviculture’s magazine’s AFA Watchbird and Bird Talk magazine.

Christal Pollock, DVM

Christal Pollock, DVM

Dr. Christal Pollock is a veterinary consultant for Lafeber Company.

Susan Orosz, PhD, DVM, Dipl ABVP

Susan Orosz, Ph.D., DVM

Dr. Orosz is known internationally through the her advances made for the health care of birds and her lectures to veterinarians and bird owners alike.

Pamela Clark

Pamela Clark, CVT

Pamela Clark is a well-known author, speaker and IAABC certified parrot behavior consultant. She lives in Salem, Oregon with a mixed flock of 10 companion parrots, one dog and two cats.

Laura Doering

Laura Doering

Laura Doering is the former editor of Bird Talk magazine and Birds USA magazine and now serves as the editor for Lafeber Company’s Pet Bird site.

Carol D’Arezzo and Lauren Shannon-Nunn book

Carol D’Arezzo and Lauren Shannon-Nunn

Carol D’Arezzo was “found” by an escapee cockatiel over ten years ago and has never been the same since. Lauren Shannon-Nunn has been an animal lover her entire life.

Chris Davis, CPBC

Chris Davis, CPBC

Chris has dedicated her life to the well-being and care of animals; and, now, long into her adulthood, she still considers them to be her primary social group.

Liz Wilson

Liz Wilson, CVT

Liz Wilson is a certified veterinary technician (CVT) and a Parrot Behavior Consultant who has been living and working with parrots for over 40 years. The bird community lost Liz Wilson when she passed away on April 13, 2013.