My Parrot, My Friend: An Owner's Guide to Parrot Behavior

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Wiley, Jan 20, 1995 - Pets - 272 pages
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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.

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User Review  - BarbN - LibraryThing

This is an excellent reference for any who live (like me) captivated by and captive of these big smart birds. Lots of good suggestions for helping to build a positive bird/human relationship. Explores ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Bonnie Munro Doaqne is a highly respected parrot authority and the author of The Parrot in Health and Illness (Howell Book House).

Thomas Qualkinbush is also a leading aviculturist and developer of the behavioral modification techniques described in the text.

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