Manual of Parrot Behavior
Andrew Luescher (Editor)
June 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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
Why Does My Bird Do That?: A Guide to Parrot Behavior, 2nd Edition
Julie Rach Mancini
In this updated edition of the popular guide to parrot behavior, you’ll learn why your bird does strange things and discover positive techniques for modifying those behaviors. You'll get information on training and caring for your bird, normal behavior, and species-specific behavior. Don’t let your feathers get ruffled by a headstrong, beakstrong bird. Learn how to develop a mutually rewarding relationship with your parrot.
Parakeet: Your Happy Healthy Pet, 2nd Edition
Julie Rach Mancini
The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs--now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!
Whoever coined the term "birdbrained" wasn't familiar with parakeets. They're smart as well as funny and entertaining. This guide helps you with everything from preparing for and choosing a parakeet to teaching it to talk and perform tricks. It covers:
* Details on setting up a healthy home for your pet
* Everyday care, including feeding and grooming
* Veterinary care and common health problems
* Normal parakeet behaviors
* Parakeets and children
Parakeets can live up to eighteen years. That's a lot of companionship from a colorful little character who will undoubtedly find a perch in your heart.