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Bird Talk (1-year)

4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Provides the latest avian information on health, nutrition, behavior, training and grooming how-to's, new products, housing tips, shows, clubs and more. It answers your pet-care questions and gives you in-depth profiles and beautiful photos of hundreds of species of birds. Review

Who Reads Bird Talk?
Bird Talk is intended for loyal, caring and motivated avian enthusiasts of all interest levels. Bird Talk provides pet bird owners with the latest avian information on health, nutrition, behavior, training, grooming, products, shows, clubs and more. The magazine answers pet-care questions and publishes in-depth profiles and photos of hundreds of species of birds, from canaries and finches to cockatoos and macaws. Bird Talk supports national and local avian organizations and actively fosters a sense of community for its readership. The magazine encourages reader participation with surveys and stories and photos about their pet birds, plus there is a kids’ page filled with drawings and letters about the family pet bird. It serves as a touchstone for educating the public on the best care for pet birds.

What You Can Expect in Each Issue:

  • Causes and Cures: Features avian health and welfare articles and Q&A.
  • Heart to Heart: Delves into the avian-human experience.
  • Small Birds: Small bird care and training.
  • Aviculture: Features the care and rearing of birds.
  • Kids Talk Back: Drawing, poetry and stories of our young readers.
  • BT Style: Featuring the latest products.
  • Features: Covering a broad range of topics enticing pet bird owners with topics which have recently included "Savvy Storage Tips: 8 Tips to get your bird's things organized," "Search and Destroy: Some birds prefer home furnishings to toys," "Clearing the Air: The truths and myths behind bird keeper's lung," "Time Savers: try these products and tips for a quicker way to clean," and "Bird Owner’s Survival Kit."
In addition, readers will have at their disposal articles about keeping birds safe and happy in the home environment as well as up-to-date training tips and the most current behavior information.

What You Can Expect in Each Issue:
Covering a broad range of topics, which have recently included "Teach Your Small Bird to Play," "Moody or Sick?  When to Call the Experts," " Tips for a Spotless Cage," and Quell the Yell: Scream-Stopping Tips."
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Magazine Layout:
The editors have achieved a bright, clean visually appealing layout bringing the birds enclosed within its page to life. Bird Talk is reader-friendly, and packed with educational information for the care of your bird(s).

Advertisers are important to the readership of this magazine, since you’ll likely want to easily find the avian pets and products that the editors are writing about. Included in each issues is an Advertiser’s Index, featuring the page number of the advertiser. The majority of advertising is specific to caring for your pet bird(s). Bird Talk succeeds in providing relevant advertising for anyone who loves and cares for a pet bird.

During the past 25 years Bird Talk has soared as the unmistakable authority in the avian world, dedicated to educating and promoting better bird care.

Additional Information:
During the past 25 years BIRD TALK has soared as the unmistakeable authority in the avian world, dedicated to educating and promoting better bird care.

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Product Details

  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: I-5 Publishing
  • ASIN: B00005N7OW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • This magazine subscription is provided by I-5 Publishing

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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Beginner's Magazine December 12, 2002
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Bird Talk is a good magazine for people new to companion birds, including children. It contains solid basic information on diet, housing, and safety for new bird owners. The focus is on parrots, though recent articles have begun to cover some finches and softbills as well. Reading this magazine for a year will be enough to help most people decide if a bird is right for them, and to give people some idea of what species to select. The beautiful photography and extensive advertising for specialty products are also plusses.
There are three main drawbacks to Bird Talk. First, the information is very basic. Those interested in in-depth information on any species won't find it here - check out books or the AFA Watchbird (the American Federation of Aviculture's magazine) for more serious information. Second, as another reviewer pointed out, the material is often redundant. Subscribe for two years or more, and you'll feel like you're reading back issues instead of a current magazine. Finally, the magazine tends NOT to cover the more difficult aspects of bird ownership in any depth. As any parrot rescue can tell you, parrots (like dogs) can have some serious behavior issues if not properly socialized and cared for, including screaming, feather picking, aggression, and self-mutilation. The magazine glosses over or outright ignores the more difficult side of parrot ownership, which is unfortunate, especially since so many up-and-coming bird owners rely on it for information.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I look forward to this magazine every month..... February 8, 2005
Subscription Term Name:1 year
We've had a subscription to BIRD TALK magazine for two years, and I just renewed for a third. BT is the magazine to read if you want to go beyond books. Articles in BT are written by various bird lovers, many of whom, like Mattie Sue Athan, have also written book or two. Many of the BT authors are avian veterinarians and many like Athan breed and raise and/or rehabilitate parrots or are simply extremely knowledgeable about companion birds. I find the monthly collection of articles very diverse-important to me as I have 18 companion birds, of 8 different kinds.

BT carries plenty of information about excellent bird resources- suppliers, breeders, avian vets, etc. as well as toy makers and food suppliers). I found an advertisement for a small mom and pop organization in California that manufactures play gyms and stands using old grape vines from the vineyards. These vines are harvested as the vineyards are replenished with new plants. Grape vine play gyms are wonderful fun for the birds-exercising bars as well as chewing toys-and great for giving the old beak a workout on something other than your ear or hand.

Every month a different bird is featured on the cover, and in the lead article and centerfold. I saved the Senegal centerfold to hang in my office and remind me of my own little `Bertie' the Senegal when I am at work. I hand my copies of BT to my granddaughters after I have read them cover to cover and they have used the centerfolds to decorate their room. BT recently carried an article on feather-plucking and we all read it as one of the Cockatiels had developed this bad habit. Following the advice in the article, we had the vet check Quincy out and when she pronounced him disease free, we began to examine factors in his environment.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars For parrot newbs and kids April 6, 2005
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Not for breeders, or for people whose birds have serious health or behavioral problems. Just a nice fluffy mag for people new to birds.

This magazine isn't only about baby birds. Sure a lot of the content is geared toward owners of young birds. But face it, that's how most people get a bird. They buy a young one. But be assured, there are plenty of articles on older/adopted birds.

However I do agree that if you are an adult who has owned a bird for a year or even less, or if you have any previous bird-smarts, you will quickly outgrow this magazine. It doesn't help that the articles are recycled rather frequently. I worked in a pet store for over two years, and when things got slow, I would read this mag as it was sold at the checkout. (Meaning I have pretty much read every issue for at least two years)

The magazine is highly devoted to parrot owners. I'd say at least 80% of the content is on parrots in any given issue.

On the bright side, it's a good, quick read for kids or adults with no bird experience, and the pictures are nice.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for parrot owners and bird lovers October 26, 2001
Subscription Term Name:1 year
When you have parrots, you can never have too much information. Especially new parrot owners should have at least one year of this magazine. It's full of articles on behavior, medical issues, fun stories, and serious conservation issues. I especially like the behavior articles. They have excellent authors like Mattie Sue Athan, Bobbi Brinker and a host of other well known authors, breeders and bird owners. I have a Macaw, Cockatoo and African Grey - and I have pulled back issues of Bird Talk many a time to find things out like "why is he doing that?" or "should he be doing this?" It especially helped when my parrot was beginning to act aggressive, I found out from Bird Talk that this tends to happen when they are moulting. So make sure you get your info, you won't be sorry.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars why did you stop being made not cool
Wish you didn't go out of print
Published 22 days ago by Brian
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
we loved this magazine but they stopped publishing and substituted with dog fancy which we did not care for
Published 1 month ago by Jewell L. Warner
3.0 out of 5 stars About 3 issues. ...
Then they closed shop on this great magazine and started sending my mom Dog Fancy. She doesn't own a dog and really misses this magazine.
Published 2 months ago by Svara
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very sad that this publication is no longer published.
Published 3 months ago by DebraLynn
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
No longer publishing :(
Published 4 months ago by Deanna M.
4.0 out of 5 stars no longer published
This was one magazine that got read cover to cover. Unfortunately it is no longer being published. Wish it would be reconsidered.
Published 11 months ago by Canaan dog mom
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST and only magazine for parrot lovers!
My heart is broken, since this magazine stopped publishing!
The only publication I read cover to cover every issue! Read more
Published 12 months ago by Wanda C Thompson
4.0 out of 5 stars Was great until they stopped publishing the magazine
The publisher stopped publishing the magazine, and in their wisdom, chose to send me Dog Fancy magazine instead. I dont have a dog.
Published 20 months ago by Mark
5.0 out of 5 stars this magazine is no longer in print for current issues
Loved this magazine, however, it is no longer in print for current issues. it is available for viewing on line only. Not as good but still an informative e-magazine.
Published 21 months ago by Gina McBride
5.0 out of 5 stars Ceased Publication
Great magazine; been a subscriber for many years.
Noticed that it's gotten thinner, and thinner ...
Unfortunately, publication ceased with the September 2012 issue. Read more
Published on October 3, 2012 by $Bill
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