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"I am so impressed with your site. I've learned a LOT from it, the greatest thing being that canaries are solitary birds and I don't have to get him all kinds of buddies. Thanks for all the great info!" F. Clement, USA
"I just bought your book "Brats in Feathers". I have and love canaries. I have purchased many books over the years, but this one has the best and most understandable information on these wonderful little "brats". I am now breeding a pair of Glousters ... and have 3 chicks less than a week old. I also have American Singers. Your book has helped me so much - you can always learn. I thank you for that." Sandi L, NY
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"I ordered 'Canary Tales' by Linda Hogan last year...Although I fully recommend buying the book, I find Robirda's book much more complete, easier to read with less difficulty finding information."
"I love your website, your information has made me a very well-informed canary friend/owner. Thank you."
"I am so grateful for this site and all the excellent advice and education I have received."
"You have the most informative and helpful small bird site on the Web. I have found your information priceless and inspiring."
"Thank you for your wonderful information on canaries. I have been a canary lover since I was 7 years of age. I enjoy reading stories about birds in general but yours are exceptional. Thank you again" Sally Leavitt
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"Just a quick note to tell you what a wonderful site you've created on canaries...I've really enjoyed your clever camera shots, etc. Keep up the wonderful work." W. Edwards
"...my son and husband laugh at me because of my total fascination with 'Caruso'. He sings all the time, except when he is eating and sleeping. I know he is very happy here and thanks to you, very very healthy. Thank you very much."
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"...your film project (the Canary Whisperer) was just great and I can understand how you took months to film it. It is a lot of work, I can see that. Your cameraman was quite good and did some innovative shots that helped show details which are always important. Your bird cages were interesting and different from any I have seen...and the size of the flight cages is just wonderful. I am inspired to make my own flight cage as yours is attractive and serves many purposes. I enjoyed meeting you and find you to be just a great, down to earth human being. All in all, the film is a good one for anyone just starting out who wants some help understanding the basics." Pat P., USA
"I received your signed book, thank you very much. It is just as the reviews stated, bursting with practical information and ready to implement tips. Again, many thanks," C. W., MD
"The CD came Monday! Yea! Thank you so much. It's awesome.:) Happy is thrilled with it. I guess it's the next best thing to having another live canary for him to compete with.:)" K. Lytle, OK
"My 4 year old female Gloster, Tweety Bird (her mate is P.T. Bird) developed a LARGE feather cyst while I was away for a month with a sick parent, I had a house sitter. My house sitter thought Tweety's feathers were messed up from insisting on sitting in the food bowl when the nest was removed. I returned to find 2 small hard cysts on the top of her wing which I basically "chipped" off easily. However the one to the left of her vent was enormous! Nearly twice the size of a canary egg!! Now years ago I had a little male who got a lump here and there but I was always able to catch them early. Well thanks to your detailed instructions I was able to open this huge lump and clean it out. I had to use a tiny spoon like instrument used to remove clogged pores on your face. I was astounded and the quantity of the build up. Without your website I might have lost this girl. Since the lump was so large I had a towel over a hot water bottle so she didn't get chilled or stressed to badly. She is no worse for the wear and happily hopping from perch to perch! Thanks a MILLION!!! T. Patterson
"Thanks for the information you provided about canaries. The most helpful information I found was about taming canaries, thanks to you I have 2 tamed canaries." A.G., US
"I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your site being there with all the useful nformation, wonderful pictures, and inspiring stories. I had tears in my eyes at the end of the story about the twins. Everyone else thinks canaries don't play - you are the first (only?) to say otherwise and I think that's a real contribution. When I went to the local bird store to find some preliminary things to keep them busy until the play swing arrives, the first thing out of the owner's mouth was, 'well, canaries don't really play', and I have heard lots of others say the same thing. Thank heavens you put up the pictures..." G Valoris, CA, US
"Thank you, Robirda! You are the best, a total delight to read, a terrific story teller. I have learned so much. I do have more questions, unrelated, now that I see what a fount of wisdom and tidbits you are. But I will not allow you to extend yourself more on the original $15, so I will submit another question 'officially'. You go above and beyond the call of duty in your wonderful responses and they are worth even more than that." K Power, US
"Received the 'New Songs from the Birdroom CD a few days ago...Professionally done, great sound quality! I enjoy listening to this CD very much but most important, I have happier canaries. They looooove listening to the other birds! So happy I bought it, thank you." K Tulk, FL
"Just wanted to let you know we acquired a beautiful new canary last week... We...were assured that we could contact her (the breeder) ay any time with any questions or concerns. We picked the prettiest canary and happily brought him home. He started singing within two days of his arrival! His song is very different, but just gorgeous! I am so happy to have a little singer again, his song just fills up the house! I cannot thank you enough for your kind and considerate responses to all of our questions. Your website has really been a wonderful find for us! And we absolutely love your canary CD!Thank you for your love of birds and your commitment for helping those of us who are learning to share our lives with our feathered friends!"
"I wanted to recognize Robirda as an extremely valuable contributor... She has a chock full of experience raising canaries and her website is loaded with incredibly helpful and comprehensive information about how to properly care for them. I can't tell you how many times I've gone to her website, looking for an answer to some question or problem I'm having -- and sure enough, I always find helpful information. I've even sent her a few emails with questions, and she has been most gracious about replying, sometimes lengthy replies, in an effort to help me with my needs. Her book is fabulous, as well." J.
"My 'baby' Jingles and I are both thrilled with your CD! It arrived within days of my purchase and it's the best CD out there! I have purchased every CD available, and yours was the only one my canary responded to. He was in subsong before, but is singing his little heart out now ! The CD has attracted the wild birds outside his little garden sanctuary, so my canary has lots of vocal competition now, which makes him sing even more." C. August, Canada
"Hello there! My husband and I wanted to thank you for the useful information on 'feather lumps'. We had a wonderful little male Gloster Canary, who had 'feather lumps'. We did not really know what to do. After consulting our vet, who told us that the probable cause of the lump on our little guy's back' was an ingrown feather, we decided to go 'on-line' to do some research. We happened upon your web site and found out how to deal with the situation. Of note, it was the only web site that gave us detailed info of what to do. Armed with the print out and all the necessary tools, we opted to 'operate'. SUCCESS!! Our little guy is chirping happily and well again to our immense delight. We felt that we had to thank you for giving us access to save our little boy. We love him dearly and as we live in the cold climate of Canada, did not want to have to take him outside and worry about the 'shock' issue. So a sincere thank you for giving us the information to do surgery, with a happy outcome. Good work, keep it up." L. Becker
"Everyone always asks me why my birds are such beautiful singers and breed such magnificent babies...I tell them that I learned from Robirda! While they give their birds all kinds of 'magical' formulas, I just follow your guide to 'keep it simple.' My birds are now very healthy, and there has been no recurrence of the staph infection. Thank Goodness!" R.C., Florida
"Thank you so much for the book on canaries. That is a really nice book. I needed one, because I bought my Mom two canaries, a male and a female, we don't know anything about them. I'm so glad to have this book, I couldn't believe how much was in there. Thank you so much!" F.M., Milan, New Mexico
"Hi Robirda! Thanks for your thoughts, your help and your prayers (via email consultation). My little one is singing as loudly and pecking at my hand as hard as ever. He looks much better today. Your advice was most welcome; I´m particularly grateful about the recipes! I sent you the same amount the vet charged me; you have done no less than he did for my bird. You are a real blessing to all of us canary lovers the world over." Best, Miryam
"You are one awesome resource! All of the canary books and most of the web sites that I have encountered to date read as if they're written for three-year olds, or contain obviously dated information and definitely bird-unfriendly pictures. Your site, on the other hand, is intelligent, contains real information and best of all, is beautiful and unquestionably dedicated to the quality of life of these mysterious little winged things. Thanks for being there." Pat, Texas
"Hi Robirda! Thank you so very much for your very helpful email (consultation) and your kindness and thoughtfulness. Your advice is invaluable but your thoroughness in explaining, informing, teaching, and talk about caring! are beyond compare." Howard & Lynda
"Your info is fantastic, thanks for all your hard work. I'm proud to be a member of the Nest." Terry
"... yesterday I found a lost canary. I saved it and tried the Internet to see how to care for this poor bird. I found your site and it has helped me a lot. I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to set up this wonderful web site." Sincerely, Dee Winteler
"We are getting a wonderful education in caring for our birds. Thank you for producing such a fine, educational piece... We hope it reaches every pet owner and makes them sit up and take notice... bless you for the excellent job you are doing educating bird owners." Mike and Mary Boggia, Tucson, Arizona
"I just wanted to say 'thanks... for being so knowledgeable about canaries'. I have spent hours researching bird info on the net, and I keep coming back to your site. It is the best by far, and as a bonus, has Canadian content." L.A. Taylor, Toronto, Canada
"I am very happy I found your site. I have found your help more useful than talking with my local vets, who mostly deal with other small animals. It is a site I will highly recommend to anyone with birds." Marianne
"Your information is definitely needed! I've had canaries for several years and bred them several times...but you've taught me more than I ever knew!"
"Yours is the first pet bird publication that actually offers useful advice, and provides correct information! As a biologist and self-proclaimed bird nut, I really appreciate that! Keep up the great work!" Sincerely, Diane Lahaise, Atlanta GA
"Tah-Dah! Our first chick! We followed your advice closely and it certainly paid off! Most people we have talked to didn't get chicks on their first try." Jay and Jeanne
"I wanted to thank you for the 'New Songs' cd... I really enjoy this cd and play it a lot.My Canaries really love it!! Thanks again for the cd,and of course the prompt and great service!!!! I have learned a lot from the dvd I bought from you."R.M., FL
"...your advice has given us excellent assistance in keeping our canary alive! The advice of other 'experts' nearly killed him, including two vets who did NOT know about canaries, and gave us dangerously wrong advice." Lianne & Joseph, LA, CA
"My heartfelt thanks go to Robirda. When I consulted her, I learned things that you will never find in any book... not basics, but detail after detail. She has the uncanny ability to advise without criticism. My suggestion? 'Ask Robirda.' She saved my bird." Rosemary Curry
"Hi! I would like to say thanks for your website which I find very interesting and gives me a lot of helpful infomation. I have found some of the tips and info a great help. I am confined to a wheelchair so my birds are a great way of occupying myself and give me a interest so any tip on how to care for them is very welcome."R. Healy, WA
"I really enjoyed The Canary Angel. It was full of emotion and feeling, esp. for an animal lover like myself. Happy endings are always wonderful."
"Thank you for creating such a beautiful CD. I just purchased 'New Songs From the Birdroom' for my cockatiel to listen to whenever I have to leave him alone for any period of time. The CD is absolutely fantastic, thanks again!" F Dyer, NY
"The CD arrived Saturday and it's just great. Hansie loves it and has been warbling away for the past two days."Liz S
"Received the CD! Man can they sing! Hope our American Singer will sound half as good! Thank you."D & E Poole S
"Just a quick message to thank you for your prompt delivery of my CD. Your CD has done wonders for my canary, he hasn't sang for months and now he tries to out sing the CD, very fulfilling for me to watch! Thank you for a great product and congratulations on a fantastic website!"C. Patsalas
"Thanks for the great information you provide. I have learned so much from reading your work."
"This is a wonderful resource, invaluable to a novice like myself. Keep up the great work!"
"Thank you so much! You are providing a great service and are obviously a caring person." Rosalee
"Thank you for the outstanding information and services you provide for us"
"Thanks for all the info. I'm new at this and have learned so much. I'm sending you the money I spent to buy a book that is not half as useful as your site."
"You did a great job (as always) and I plan to let every bird lover I know to get their own book!! My five canaries will definitely benefit from your wisdom! Thanks so much!" Daphne Duncan