Parrots For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 4, 2011 - Pets - 384 pages
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Parrots make a wonderful alternative to the traditional pet. They’re as loving, intelligent, companionable, and entertaining as a cat or a dog but they surpass them by far in many other ways. They don’t require walks around the block, they’re perfect for apartment living, most have long life spans, and they’re full of personality. Besides, when was the last time you saw a vibrant blue cat or had a conversation with a talking dog?

Whether you are just thinking about buying a parrot or you’ve had parrots for years, Parrots for Dummies is full of helpful information about how to be the best parrot guardian you can be. Parrots for Dummies is packed full of useful tips, hints, reminders, and warnings about everything related to parrots and their care, including:

  • Picking a parrot
  • Bringing a new parrot home
  • Parrot behavior made simple
  • Taming and training your bird
  • Travel tips

Author Nikki Moustaki, avian care and behavior consultant and author of Parakeets for Dummies, gives you all of her experienced advice about owning, caring for, and loving parrots. She draws on her professional knowledge as well as her personal familiarity with the bird to show you how to make the most of your parrot-guardian relationship. She includes information on:

  • Purchasing and adopting a parrot
  • Proper housing and food
  • Parrot illnesses and diseases
  • Correcting behavioral problems
  • Living in a multiple parrot household
  • Breeding and showing parrots

In addition to all the help and guidance, Parrots for Dummies comes with a full-color insert with pictures of over 25 different kinds of parrots to help you choose a new pet that catches your eye or find your existing pet’s nearest relation. So whether you’re buying your first parrot or looking for some advice about an old friend, Parrots for Dummies has something for you.

  

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Review: Parrots For Dummies (For Dummies (Pets))

User Review  - Kathryn - Goodreads

Good book, lots of good info. I hope to find a book more geared towards my Fids soon, but this was a good start. I would have gone crazy without the advice in here, because my latest Fid is very loud! But she doesn't have just one volume as I've found out. :) Read full review

Review: Parrots For Dummies (For Dummies (Pets))

User Review  - Kirsten - Goodreads

Love the "Dummies" books, but this one paled in comparison to Deutsch's "Good Parrotkeeping: A Comprehensive Guide to All Things Parrot" as I checked them both out at the same time. My advice is that ... Read full review

Contents

Title
Caring for Your Parrot
Your il hild Introducin the Parrot
Expectations of a Companion Parrot
Chapter 3 Choosing the Right Companion
Purchasing and Adopting a Parrot
Bringing Home Your New Parrot
Cleaning the Cage
Parrot Behayior Made Simple
Normal Campanion Parrot Behayiors
Sleeping
Multiple Parrot Households
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Taming Training and Beyond
Taming and Training Your Parrot
Breeding Parrots

Nighttime Cage Covers
Eating Like a Bird Proper Parrot Nutrition
Pretgg Bird Grooming Your Companion
In Sickness and in Health
In the Ring Showing Your Parrot
The Part of Tens
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Nikki Moustaki is the author of many books on parrots and avian behavior. She writes regularly for Bird Talk Magazine and Pet Product News.

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