About the Author

Michelle Vrbka with Kate (Scarlet Macaw)

Michelle Vrbka, from Sydney Australia moved with her parents to America in the 1960's, where she enjoys a extensive career as a professional artist. Her lifetime love and appreciation of animals, companion birds especially, compounded with a great deal of research with applied application, has provided her the comprehensive insight into the unique requirements of bird-care while advocating the necessity of record keeping for companion birds. She resides with her husband, two children, and three bird friends- a Scarlet Macaw, an Umbrella Cockatoo, and a Double Yellow-Headed Amazon- in Missouri USA.