The Lovebird Handbook

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Barron's Educational Series, 2001 - Pets - 135 pages
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Lovebirds are social birds, but it is a myth that they must always be kept in pairs as a tame single bird can make a wonderul companion. Keeping healthy, contented lovebirds require dedicated care. Designed and illustrated much like Barron's Pet Owner's Manuals, this handbook has more pages, even more photos, and more fully detailed pet care advice and instruction. Pet owners and people who plan to acquire a pet will find information on health care, feeding, and housing--and where applicable, on grooming and training. All photos are top quality and in full color. Many of the titles in this series also feature instructive line illustrations.
 

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Contents

Agapomis The Jewels of Africa
1
Lovebirds as Pets Today
2
Lovebirds in Aviaries
6
Exhibition Lovebirds
7
Picking a Pet
9
The Myth About Pairs
11
Weaned vs Unweaned
12
A Big Parrot in a Small Package
14
The Stepup Command
72
Power Plays
73
How Nibbling Turns to Biting
76
The Broody Hen
77
Is This Normal?
80
Talking and Tricks
81
The Importance of Sleep
84
Species and Mutations
87

Finding Quality Birds
16
Questions to Ask
18
Preparing for the New Arrival
19
Quarantine Practices
22
General Care
25
Bathing and Grooming
28
Cleanliness
30
Emergency Preparedness
31
Exercise and Amusement
34
Avian Health
39
Choosing a Veterinarian
41
Diseases and Vaccinations
42
Recognizing Signs of Illness
50
Making a Hospital Brooder
52
Broken Bones
53
Feather Picking
56
Safety Issues
59
Toxins and Fumes
62
Dangerous Toys
65
Sleeping with Your Bird
66
Children and Birds
67
Behavior and Training
71
The EyeRing Species
94
The NonEyeRing Species
102
Breeding Basics
107
Picking Healthy Stock
108
Putting Together a New Pair
110
Eggs in the Nest Box
113
Preventing Egg Binding
114
Infertile Eggs
115
Preventing SplayLegged Babies
116
Keeping Records
117
Hatching Eggs
118
Parent Aggression Toward Chicks
119
Weaning
121
Selling Unweaned Babies
123
The Genetics of Color
125
Color Mutations
126
Genetic Terminology
128
Modes of Inheritance
131
Useful Addresses and Literature
133
Index
134
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