I can see why you do most of your medicating yourself! I have no idea of how this vet is, that's one reason I am taking the birds there. If they are caring and charge reasonable prices, I'll be happy. I mostly want to have a vet for the birds in case of an emergency. When I previously had problems with poultry, the pet vet said to call the livestock vet who said to call the pet vet. So they gave me whatever prescription medicine that I said I needed based on advice on line just to keep me from bringing the bird in. I want better than that for my conures.
I found a breeder in HI with bands just like Riot has and called them. They are indeed Riots breeder, but it was a cell number and the guy was getting ready to get on a flight to the mainland. If I contact him around Tuesday he'll do some research and see if he can find info for me like a hatch date. He said that he has shipped birds to the Minot ND PetCo and said that they should have his hatch certificate. No wonder my poor bird looked a bit stressed... sent from HI to ND against his will!
That parrotsecrets place was sending daily emails that were supposed to be a mini training course but not a lot of useful info. The end of every email was a request to check out the full training course. Now I'm getting daily emails to check out the full course that 'has quickly become a rage all over the Conure community on the Internet.' I am really not into high pressure sales tactics. Especially when they keep offering a great price that 'might not be available tomorrow'. But I really would like to find a good source of information. Any suggestions on books or anything where I can do some heavy duty reading?
I have read many books on conures-many were a complete waste of time. The best sources are people that actually raise conures. Read online with a skepticism and then ask questions.