My Parrot, My Friend

An Owner's Guide to Parrot Behavior

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Author: Bonnie Munro Doane,Thomas Qualkinbush

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876059708

Category: Pets

Page: 272

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My Parrot, My Friend is a straightforward book that addresses a growing need for parrot owners and their birds. When difficulties develop in the home, or a clash in avian and human natures makes for unhappy birds and angry owners, many times the sad consequence is painful termination of what could have been a long-term, joyful relationship. Happily, there is an effective remedy and it lies in a program of behavior modification. That program is fully detailed in this well-written, wonderfully detailed text. In addition, the text helps readers to find the right bird so problems can be sidestepped altogether, and it explains which birds not to consider and why. My Parrot, My Friend shows how parrots grow and develop, and how behavioral problems can start. The book explains behavioral modification, how it works, and how to apply it in specific situations. Case studies and an examination of pertinent issues add considerable interest to the text. These and other special features make this one of the most indispensable reference books you will ever use. My Parrot, My Friend is the first book to approach the subject in such depth for the lay reader. It will make a significant difference in how pet owners view and relate to their birds and will point the way to happy endings where once there were none.

Buyer's Guide

1999-2000

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Author: William White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

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Parrots

A Guide to Parrots of the World

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Author: Mike Parr,Tony Juniper

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408135752

Category: Science

Page: 584

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This is the first book created primarily for the field identification of parrots, one of the most familiar and colorful groups of birds. From the mighty. macaws to the diminutive pygmy parrots, the 350 species of parrots include cockatoos, parakeets, lovebirds, and Budgerigar. Most are brightly colored or even gaudy, but a few are drab, and some are nocturnal and flightess. Parrots, found throughout most of the warmer regions of the world, occur in greatest numbers in Australasian and South America. This book includes 88 superb color illustrations of every species and most identifiable subspecies of parrot, as well as range maps of their locations. It offers many firsthand insights into the ecology of each species, vocalizations, life cycle characteristics, and geographical variation. It also provides up-to-date information on the conservation status of those species of parrots that are threatened or endangered.

The Complete Book of Parakeet Care

Expert Advice on Proper Management, 160 Fascinating Color Photos, Tips on Parakeet Care for Children

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Author: Annette Wolter

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780812016888

Category: Nature

Page: 142

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Explains how to select, feed, care for, and breed parakeets.

The Library Journal

Chiefly Devoted to Library Economy and Bibliography

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Main Conference Proceedings

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Author: Association of Avian Veterinarians. Conference

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: N.A

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Manual of Parrot Behavior

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Author: Andrew Luescher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470344350

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 6304

This authoritative reference, the first of its kind, is a necessary addition to the library of any practitioner or behaviorist who sees avain companion animals. Because of their beauty, intelligence, playfulness and ability in mimicry, parrots are the most widely kept companion birds. It is estimated that more than half of the psittacine cases presented to clinicians are the result of behavioral problems-problems inherent to captivity. Bringing together a host of international experts on avian behavior, Manual of Parrot Behavior explores the many facets of psittacine behavior, both normal and abnormal. The book not only provides readers with a solid understanding of the basic principles of psittacine behavior but also offers useful techniques of diagnosis and treatment for specific problems. * Covers both normal and abnormal parrot behavior * Offers practical techniques on diagnosis and treatment of behavior problems * Written by a team of international experts on avian behavior * A necessary addition to the library of any practitioner of behaviorist who sees avian companion animals

Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Holistic Care for Birds

A Manual of Wellness and Healing

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Author: David McCluggage,Pamela Leis Higdon

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876055663

Category: Pets

Page: 180

View: 3948

Birds are ideal subjects for holistic care. They are especially sensitive to emotional and physical stresses. Based on what we have learned from wild birds and studies completed in the last 10-20 years, this book will help you provide your bird with a longer, healthier life. Each beautifully illustrated chapter is written from two viewpoints, one from the leading holistic avian veterinarian and the other from a bird owner's viewpoint. Holistic care is defined and the value of this type of care in relation to conventional western medicine is discussed. Other interesting topics include the physical bird, the emotional bird, nutrition and special holistic therapies.

The Pleasure of Their Company

An Owner's Guide to Parrot Training

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Author: Bonnie Munro Doane

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876055946

Category: Pets

Page: 224

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Making the Most of a Good Thing Sharing Your Home and Life with a pet bird from the parrot family can be a joy that must be experienced to be appreciated. Whether your parrot pal is a lordly macaw, a tiny budgie or any of the beautiful Amazons, African greys, cockatoos or other beloved species in between, life can be beautiful when communication works. And that is what The Pleasure of Their Company: An Owner's Guide to Parrot Training can do for the relationship. The text discusses the reasons for training a parrot, how an owner's behavior influences training results, working with baby birds and weanlings, three basic obedience skills and training techniques for adult parrots. You will find chapters on potty training to help your parrot clean up its act; speech training that makes your parrot more fun to be with and some intriguing examples of parrots really knowing what they're saying; trick training that allows a parrot to use its nimble mind and dexterous body together and some valuable insights on fun and games with your parrot to enjoy your relationship fully. With delightful illustrations by parrot lover Richard Cole and a wealth of practical guidance, The Pleasure of Their Company is the gift you give yourself and your parrot to make life better for you both.

Parrots of the Wild

A Natural History of the World's Most Captivating Birds

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Author: Catherine A. Toft,Timothy F. Wright

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520962648

Category: Science

Page: 366

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Parrots of the Wild explores recent scientific discoveries and what they reveal about the lives of wild parrots, which are among the most intelligent and rarest of birds. Catherine A. Toft and Tim Wright discuss the evolutionary history of parrots and how this history affects perceptual and cognitive abilities, diet and foraging patterns, and mating and social behavior. The authors also discuss conservation status and the various ways different populations are adapting to a world that is rapidly changing. The book focuses on general patterns across the 350-odd species of parrots, as well as what can be learned from interesting exceptions to these generalities. A synthetic account of the diversity and ecology of wild parrots, this book distills knowledge from the authors’ own research and from their review of more than 2,400 published scientific studies. The book is enhanced by an array of illustrations, including nearly ninety color photos of wild parrots represented in their natural habitats. Parrots of the Wild melds scientific exploration with features directed at the parrot enthusiast to inform and delight a broad audience.

A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines

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Author: Robert Kennedy,Pedro C. Gonzales,Edward Dickinson,Hector C. Miranda, Jr,Timothy H. Fisher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198546689

Category: Nature

Page: 369

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'... it is hoped that this book will 'Kick-start' interest in the Philippine's birds, both at home and abroad, before it is too late' Birding World

Encyclopedia of Aviculture

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Author: Glen Holland

Publisher: Surrey, BC : Hancock House

ISBN: 9780888394606

Category: Nature

Page: 832

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Recognised avicultural experts world-wide have contributed to make this a truly international avicultural handbook. A wide variety of valuable species are held outside of managed species programs and it is essential that we maximise the breeding potential of these species to ensure they contribute to long-term self-sustainable populations. In this book the aviculturist is provided with proven, practical methods for the successful the successful management and propagation of most of the families of birds in the world. Vital, practical components for avicultural success that are universally applicable to a wide range of species, such as diets, compatibility with other species, habitat requirements, incubation, and hand-raising techniques are included. Aviculturists today are faced with the challenge of establishing captive-bred strains that are no longer reliant on replenishments from wild stock and also in assisting to reduce the current rate of species extinctions. It is the authors' hope that this book will assist aviculturists in achieving this goal.

Australian Parrots

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Author: Joseph Michael Forshaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780958121200

Category: Parrots

Page: 640

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The World's Rarest Birds

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Author: Erik Hirschfeld,Andy Swash,Robert Still

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400844908

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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This illustrated book vividly depicts the most endangered birds in the world and provides the latest information on the threats each species faces and the measures being taken to save them. Today, 571 bird species are classified as critically endangered or endangered, and a further four now exist only in captivity. This landmark book features stunning photographs of 500 of these species--the results of a prestigious international photographic competition organized specifically for this book. It also showcases paintings by acclaimed wildlife artist Tomasz Cofta of the 75 species for which no photos are known to exist. The World's Rarest Birds has introductory chapters that explain the threats to birds, the ways threat categories are applied, and the distinction between threat and rarity. The book is divided into seven regional sections--Europe and the Middle East; Africa and Madagascar; Asia; Australasia; Oceanic Islands; North America, Central America, and the Caribbean; and South America. Each section includes an illustrated directory to the bird species under threat there, and gives a concise description of distribution, status, population, key threats, and conservation needs. This one-of-a-kind book also provides coverage of 62 data-deficient species.

The Ultimate Parrot

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Author: Barett Watson,Michael Hurley,Mike Hurley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781860541520

Category: Parrots

Page: 256

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The parrot is now one of themost popular pet birds, and bird-keepers are becoming increasingly ambitious in the varieties and numbers they keep. In The Ultimate Parrot, editor Barrett Watson has recruited a star-studded panel of experts to give the most comprehensive advice to date on caring for parrots. The parrot is traced back to its wild state, and parrot habitats are examined in order to give a better idea of the pet parrot's requirements. Parrot behavior comes under the microscope, with a fascinating section on talking parrots. A leading avian veterinarian supplies an A-Z listing of commonn health problems and diseases.