This front page is here to let you know a few things about the publication and the website. If you’ve read this message before, skip to the health information below. We have launched the “Win a Scale” contest since your last visit.

eclectus parrot on avian scale SR Instruments

Winston the Eclectus modes the SRV315 Avian Scale from SR Instruments Inc.

If you wish to subscribe to In Your Flock magazine, please visit the parrot magazine subscription page. In Your Flock is published between 6 and 9 times per year, depending on advertiser participation in the process. If you subscribe immediately after an issue has already mailed, you may receive your first issue 45 to 65 days after your subscription fee processes. Check out the FAQs for other subscription questions. If you wish to advertise in the pages of In Your Flock, Publisher Sandy Lender is happy to discuss that relationship with you. Send her a note at

Health Information: We use the Bright Eyes department from each issue of In Your Flock magazine to help populate the health page, which is a work in progress. Check back often! Even if you don’t have a subscription, you will have access to the health information that professional journalists have gathered with avian veterinarians, avian behaviorists and other avian specialists. Also, be sure you check in for Weigh-In Wednesday every week. (Win a Scale)

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2 Comments on “Health”

  1. karen Wingrove says:

    I’ve seen a discussion about Vitamin D deficiency and lack of sunshine in tropical brids as a possible cause of plucking. Your thoughts? Is there an easy way to supplement vit D in birds kept indoors at the Tropic of Capricorn? Does full spectrum lighting provide enough UV rays to provide vit D inside? Humans can be tested for Vitamin D levels. Is there an avian test equivalent?

    • Sandy Lender says:

      In the inaugural issue of In Your Flock, I’ve included an article on calcium in the Bright Eyes department. Take a look at that because it includes a reference to a researcher’s findings about supplementing with UV light/full spectrum bulbs. Very good information. I began my “career” in reptile husbandry–it’s vital to get calcium right for turtles and tortoises (imagine shell deformation if calcium’s off!) so getting vitamin D3 and calcium-to-phosphorus ratios right has been part of my feeding habits for about 25 years now. The issue mails next week and the online version goes up at the same time. The Bright Eyes department is one that will be available to the general public here on the site.

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