Aviculturists who sell birds to first time bird owners should prepare booklets explaining what to feed the birds and how to take care of them. If you take notes about the birds as you are handfeeding them, you will realize that there's a lot of information to convey to a new owner.
The following is a slightly edited version of the first brochure I wrote. I used Word Perfect and used the booklet print feature. I also bought one of those long armed staplers that let you staple the middle of a booklet and it was well worth the price. When the cover picture doesn't require white, I use colored paper for the outers.
I have written other booklets for different types of birds, but I used a lot of the same information. On the cover page I put my name, the name of my aviary and a picture of the type of bird (or of the very bird if I can). I also try to give the names of a few local veterinarians I like with telephone numbers if the person lives locally.
I had toenail clipping and wing clipping pictures, and I will find you some new ones for your brochures. I offer to continue to clip nails and wings for free. This may or may not be convenient for other aviculturists, but it gives me the opportunity to keep in touch with some of my babies and their new owners, and if you sell supplies the free clip may also bring back clients to see new toys, cages, etc.
You may use this brochure if, in an obvious place on the brochure, you include the mention:
"Thanks to http://www.adventuresinaviculture.com."
I couldn't decide on a universal format, so if you want to use the brochure in a word processing program, you will have to cut and paste.
I will also supply a .pdf generic version with pictures as soon as I can figure that out. Please send any comments or suggestions to Aviculturist@hotmail.com.