Hi from Merced, CA! My 3 year old son and I just got a very sweet handfed cockatiel. I am new to birds, and haven't had a pet in 10 years, so this should be fun. Danger seems to love to be on my shoulder and likes to nibble my earrings. In fact he is sleeping on my shoulder right now.

I expect to be asking some beginner questions and hope to learn a lot from this forum. My only concern at the moment is the lack of a board certified avian veterinarian in a 1.5hr radius from Merced. If anyone knows of a good avian vet in Northern California, I would love a recommendation.