Manual of Parrot Behavior

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Andrew Luescher
John Wiley & Sons, Jun 12, 2006 - Medical - 352 pages
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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
 

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Contents

Behavior of Wild Amazona and Rhynchopsitta Parrots with Comparative Insights
13
Parrot Conservation Trade and Reintroduction
27
Social Behavior of Psittacine Birds
43
Comfort Behavior and Sleep
59
Nest Box Preferences
79
Neonates Neophytes and Fledglings
93
Handler Attitude and Chick Development
113
Grey Parrot Cognition and Communication
133
Diagnostic Workup of Suspected Behavioral Problems
195
Aggressive Behavior in Pet Birds
211
Parrots and Fear
225
Mate Trauma
247
Psittacine Behavioral Pharmacotherapy
267
Behavior of Captive Psittacids in the Breeding Aviary
281
Captive Parrot Welfare
301
Index
319

Behavior Analysis and Parrot Learning
147
Preventing Problems Before They Start
165

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Andrew Luescher, DVM, PhD is Director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Purdue University. He established the Animal Behavior Clinic in 1997 and is certified as an applied animal behaviorist by the Animal Behavior Society and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. He has been treating companion animals with behavioral problems for more than 15 years

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