Dr. O is a great Dr. and this article expresses that fact. I'm pretty much following all of the recommendations she makes, but my baby keeps getting older and older. Not because these things don't work, but because she had a really bad start in life. My vet swears that Jasper would have been dead 15 years ago if we hadn't taken every precaution. I'm so grateful that I happened to run into Dr. Driggers early in my bird ownership. He and his wife are great friends of Dr. O.