Animal Care Resources

The internet is a great source of information but also of misinformation especially when it comes to pet care. Here are some trusted sources of information and resources:

Suggested Links for Birds »

Suggested Links for Mammals and Herps »

Animal Care Booklets

We also have many animal care documents available for download. Dr. Rolfe has written them and updates them regularly to provide current information to help prevent problems. Even if you are an ‘old pro’ caring for these animals, you will find them useful and informative.

Many of these documents are pdf files. You can download Acrobat Reader for free from


Harrison Bird Diets »
This premium bird food is one of the best on the market. We carry most sizes and types of this food. Yes, our own Dr. Harrison who started our practice, developed these foods and revolutionized bird nutrition over two decades ago.

The Gabriel Foundation »
The Gabriel Foundation is an excellent bird rescue organization in Colorado but reaches out to all America. It is a leader in rescue organizations in proactive and ethical behavior.

The Association of Avian Veterinarians »
Dr. Rolfe is a proud member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians. This association assists the bird veterinarian by publishing journals and supporting clinical and conservation research.

Phoebe Linden: Santa Barbara Bird Farm »
Phoebe has some fresh and unusual perspectives on raising birds. Read the tab on “Abundance Weaning” and consider purchasing her collection of articles.

Good Bird Magazine »
A new bird magazine that shows us how to use positive reinforcement, the most powerful training technique of all, for our birds. »
Do you like starlings? This website has a lot of fantastic information about starlings kept as companions, their care, common issues, and problems.

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The Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians »
This organization helps the small exotic pet veterinarian by publishing journals, having annual conference classes, and funding clinical research on small mammal exotic pets. Dr. Rolfe is a member.

House Rabbit Society »
A great source of pet rabbit information. Information on nutrition, care, husbandry and behavior is found here. Adopt a homeless bunny too!

The Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians »
This organization helps the reptile and amphibian veterinarian by publishing journals, having annual conference classes, and funding clinical and conservation research on reptiles. Dr. Rolfe is a member.

Melissa Kaplan’s Herpetological Sites »
There is a lot of misinformation out of the web about reptiles. Here’s generally a good source of information.

Oxbow Hay Products »
Find out why we carry this premium line of small herbivorous mammal foods.

Sugar Glider Feeding Recommendations »
Here is a recipe confirmed by esteemed sugar glider veterinarian Dr. Johnson-Delaney to be adequate for glider needs.

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