DAVID MCCLUGGAGE, DVM, is a nationally recognized expert in avian medicine. He is a past president of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, a past columnist for Natural Pet Magazine, is on the Board of Directors of the Natural Pet Products Association and has lectured widely in the United States, Canada and Europe on the topics of avian medicine and holistic avian medicine. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, as well as Chairman of their publications committee and editor-in-chief of the Journal of the AHVMA. He runs a holistic veterinary practice in Colorado.
PAMELA HIGDON is a freelance author and editor with a special interest in birds. She is the author of three Happy Healthy Pet books for Howell Book House on Lovebirds, Quaker Parrots and Bird Care and Training. Higdon taught elementary school in Saudi Arabia, where she developed and maintained a hands-on science room and an outdoor animal refuge for the elementary school. Her focus was to educate young people and their families about the care of animals. Higdon enjoys bird watching and caring for her birds at home.