Manual of Parrot Behavior

Author: Andrew Luescher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470344350

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 3232

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

Manual of Parrot Behavior

Author: Andrew Luescher

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0813827493

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 8744

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

Manual of Parrot Behavior

Author: Andrew Luescher

Publisher: LibreDigital

ISBN: 9780470344354

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 1174

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

Guide to Companion Parrot Behavior

Author: Mattie Sue Athan

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764142130

Category: Pets

Page: 238

View: 9231

An updated book advises on important topics related to keeping a companion parrot, including selecting and training a talking parrot, modifying the bird's behavior, protecting a parrot from household hazards, coping with occasional problems and more. Original.

Holistic Care for Birds

A Manual of Wellness and Healing

Author: David McCluggage,Pamela Leis Higdon

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876055663

Category: Pets

Page: 180

View: 5545

Birds are ideal subjects for holistic care. They are especially sensitive to emotional and physical stresses. Based on what we have learned from wild birds and studies completed in the last 10-20 years, this book will help you provide your bird with a longer, healthier life. Each beautifully illustrated chapter is written from two viewpoints, one from the leading holistic avian veterinarian and the other from a bird owner's viewpoint. Holistic care is defined and the value of this type of care in relation to conventional western medicine is discussed. Other interesting topics include the physical bird, the emotional bird, nutrition and special holistic therapies.

African Grey Parrots

Everything about History, Care, Nutrition, Handling, and Behavior

Author: Maggie Wright

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764147418

Category: Pets

Page: 95

View: 8384

Wright gives you information and advice to help you take care of your African grey parrot, from selection to health and activities.

The African Grey Parrot Handbook

Author: Mattie Sue Athan,Dianalee Deter

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764141409

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 8000

Titles in BarronÂ's popular series of Pet Handbooks are filled with reliable information and helpful advice on animal care. Written by breeders, veterinarians, and other pet experts, these photo-illustrated books instruct on housing, feeding, healthcare, and where applicable, grooming. Titles devoted to dog breeds also discuss exercise needs and training methods. BarronÂ's Pet Handbooks resemble BarronÂ's alternate series, the Pet OwnersÂ' Manuals, but each of the Handbooks has a larger page count and includes more detailed advice and instruction.

The Second-hand Parrot

Everything about Adoption, Housing, Feeding, Health Care, Grooming, and Socialization

Author: Mattie Sue Athan,Dianalee Deter,Michele Earle-Bridges

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764119187

Category: Pets

Page: 95

View: 7734

Two expert parrot owners point out the pros and cons of adopting a bird that has had a previous owner. All Complete Pet Owner's Manuals are heavily illustrated with color photos and line art, and are filled with reliable, easy-to-understand information on pet care. The many titles in this series show and tell pet owners how to care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, gerbils, hamsters, and virtually every other animal that is kept as a pet. The books give advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring a pet, maintaining health care, housing, proper feeding, and where applicable, grooming and training. Clear, straightforward text comes with high-quality, full-color photos and anatomically accurate line art, as well as helpful tables and charts.

My Parrot, My Friend

An Owner's Guide to Parrot Behavior

Author: Bonnie Munro Doane,Thomas Qualkinbush

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876059708

Category: Pets

Page: 272

View: 6108

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.

The Complete Book of Cockatiels

Author: Diane Grindol

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876051788

Category: Pets

Page: 177

View: 1598

How can you keep your cockatiel's mind active and engaged? What foods are most nutritious and most interesting for your pet? What do you need to know about mating and breeding behavior? What's the best way to hand-raise chicks so that they get the most from their parents, and from you? All your questions are answered in this complete book for the cockatiel enthusiast, presented in beautiful color. The Complete Book of Cockatiels includes the most recent information on nutrition, breeding and social behavior from the University of California-Davis cockatiel research project. This is a book serious enthusiasts will learn from and novices will treasure. Everything you need to know to keep a healthy, happy bird is here. Topics include choosing a bird, choosing a veterinarian, nutrition and feeding, daily care, enclosure design, socialization and play, treats, toys, training, safety concerns, medical emergencies, communication, behavior and breeding. A selection of stories from cockatiel owners illustrates how these charming birds have changed people's lives. A treat for the eyes and the mind.

Cockatoos

Author: Werner Lantermann,Susanne Lantermann,Julie Mancini

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764143465

Category: Nature

Page: 80

View: 5964

Previous printing (2000) published with subtitle Everything about housing, nutrition, breeding, and health care, and with Matthew M. Vriends as third author.

The Parrots and Talking Birds Manual

Pet Owner's Guide to Keeping, Feeding, Care and Training

Author: Alkeith O. Jackson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502301666

Category: Parrots

Page: 66

View: 2046

The pet bird population continues to rise and bird fanciers love parrots. Parrots are wonderful singing birds and relatively easy to care for. The Parrots And Talking Birds Manual is packed with expert advice on housing, feeding, health care and training and how to keep your pet bird healthy and happy with proper nutrition. The Parrots And Talking Birds Manual is an essential primer for the newcomer to cage birds care and a classic to add to any song and cage birds lover's collection. Whether you are just starting out or already have a few years of experience, this manual puts a wealth of information at your fingertips. Tags: parrots, parrot training, singing bird, pet parrots, macaws, parrot book, parrot behavior, parrot food, parrot cages, parrots for dummies, song bird, bird books, bird songs, bird watching, song birds, cage birds, singing birds, bird books field guides, field guides

Avian Medicine

Pageburst E-book on Vst

Author: Jaime Samour

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: 9780723439561

Category:

Page: 608

View: 8489

Combining the in-depth coverage of a text with the practicality of a clinical manual and the visual detail of an atlas, Avian Medicine, 3rd Edition is the complete, all-in-one guide to every aspect of avian care. Written by some of the world's leading authorities in avian medicine, this highly illustrated reference covers a wide variety of avian species -?including psittacines, raptors, bustards, parrots, finches, and more. Comprehensive coverage includes issues ranging from the basic aspects of patient management to the most sophisticated diagnostic techniques. Plus, with more illustrations, a wealth of practical advice, and the latest information on cutting-edge treatments and procedures incorporated into this new edition, today's general clinician will be fully equipped to effectively and confidently care for all birds.

Guide to a Well-behaved Parrot

Author: Mattie Sue Athan

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764136672

Category: Pets

Page: 133

View: 2386

This expanded new edition of a popular parrot-training book explains parrot psychology and discusses the ways in which parrot owners can apply it to solve behavior problems. The author cites the most common problems--screaming, biting, and feather-chewing--and tells how to remedy them. She also stresses the need for periodic reinforcement of desirable parrot behavior traits and advises on many aspects of good parrot care, including proper nutrition and providing the bird with steady companionship. The text is complemented with many attractive and instructive color photos and line art.

The Complete Angler,

Or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation,

Author: Izaak Walton,Charles Cotton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fishing

Page: 496

View: 8836

Manual of Psittacine Birds

Author: Peter H. Beynon,Neil A. Forbes,Martin P. C. Lawton

Publisher: Iowa State Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 239

View: 8887

Eclectus Parrots

Everything about Purchase, Care, Feeding, and Housing

Author: Katy McElroy

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764118869

Category: Pets

Page: 95

View: 4701

Native to Indonesia and New Guinea, these handsome birds require a high-fiber diet with lots of fruit and greens. All Complete Pet Owner's Manuals are heavily illustrated with color photos and line art, and are filled with reliable, easy-to-understand information on pet care. The many titles in this series show and tell pet owners how to care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, gerbils, hamsters, and virtually every other animal that is kept as a pet. The books give advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring a pet, maintaining health care, housing, proper feeding, and where applicable, grooming and training. Clear, straightforward text comes with high-quality, full-color photos and anatomically accurate line art, as well as helpful tables and charts.

Budgerigars

Everything about Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Behavior, and Training

Author: Hildegard Niemann

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764138973

Category: Pets

Page: 63

View: 6184

"With a special chapter: Budgerigars in distress"--Cover.

Breaking Bad Habits in Parrots

Author: Greg Glendell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781842861653

Category: Parrots

Page: 128

View: 6939

Parrots are long lived, highly intelligent, extremely social and require mental stimulation. This comprehensive reference, by a top parrot behavioral consultant, explains how to help a parrot thrive and prevent, or overcome, problem behaviors.

Parrots of the World

Author: Joseph M. Forshaw

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400836208

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 7108

From the macaws of South America to the cockatoos of Australia, parrots are among the most beautiful and exotic birds in the world--and also among the most endangered. This stunningly illustrated, easy-to-use field guide covers all 356 species and well-differentiated subspecies of parrots, and is the only guide organized by geographical distribution--Australasian, Afro-Asian, and neotropical. It features 146 superb color plates depicting every kind of parrot, as well as detailed, facing-page species accounts that describe key identification features, distribution, subspeciation, habitat, and status. Color distribution maps show ranges of all subspecies, and field identification is further aided by relevant upperside and underside flight images. This premier field guide also shows where to observe each species in the wild, helping make this the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the parrots of the world. The only parrot guide to focus on geographical distribution Covers all 356 species Features 146 color plates depicting all species and well-differentiated subspecies Provides detailed facing-page species accounts that describe key identification features, distribution, subspeciation, habitat, and status Includes color distribution maps Shows where to observe each species in the wild