This front page is here to let you know a few things about the publication and the website. We have launched the “Win a Scale” contest for any parrot enthusiast. We have just mailed the first edition of 2016. We are extending all current subscriptions. We also want to make sure we have all updated addresses. Read the particulars below:


If you wish to subscribe to In Your Flock magazine, please visit the parrot magazine subscription page. In Your Flock is published quarterly for 2016 & 2017. If you subscribe immediately after an issue has already mailed, you will need to wait until the next quarter to receive your first issue. 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 publisher@inyourflock.com. At this time, we are not encouraging renewals to the magazine. We are extending all current subscriptions into 2017. See the note below.

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. The deadline for your health-related essay is April 27: Win a Scale

Consider this next part the fine print: Please keep in mind that Sandy Lender is the publisher, editor, designer, circulation manager, advertising coordinator, mail-room attendant, accountant, marketing/PR manager, website administrator, and the person who travels for the publication when travel is necessary. If you find that you have a question that cannot be answered by the FAQs, please send your question to publisher@inyourflock.com and give Sandy some time to respond.

HEY! Have you moved?

Did you change your mailing address since February or March or April of 2015? Do you just feel nervous about the last address you provided to the circulation department of In Your Flock companion parrot magazine? Here’s what you should do: DO NOT RENEW YET. All current subscriptions are being extended for the year. You will be notified (in 2017 or later) when it’s time to renew.

If you have moved since you received your last issue of the most awesome parrot magazine, send an email to publisher@inyourflock.com. Use “I have moved to a new address” as the subject line. Put the following information in the email: Your full name and your NEW address. (I know that sounds like common sense, but you’d be surprised…)


4 Responses to “Health”

  1. My friend Mary’s Bird Bella is scheduled to appear in the magazine but I’m not sure when.
    Is it possible for me to get that one?
    Is it covered with my subscription?
    Thank you so much!
    I am the proud momma of 2 macaws.
    Ike is a Buffons
    And miss Rio is a Camelot.
    I’m so excited to read the magazines! Thank you for publishing them!♡

    Posted by jackay smith | 04/30/2016, 6:29 pm
  2. 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?

    Posted by karen Wingrove | 11/11/2012, 2:38 pm
    • Karen,
      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.

      Posted by Sandy Lender | 11/17/2012, 2:35 am

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