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: 1803

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.

My Best Friend, the Parrot

A Story for Beginning Readers

Author: Monica Pierrazzi Mitri,My best friend

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511023687

Category: Education

Page: 25

View: 456

Age : 6-8 years old Reading Level : 1st Grade - 3rd Grade Discover the funny and thrilling adventures of a little boy and his parrot ! Squawk is a tender and affectionate parrot, with a very strong character. He does not hesitate to imitate the telephone ring to make mum run, squeal when we switch the TV channel and spray water everywhere. This story of a unique relationship of 2 inseparable friends is a great for beginning readers. EXCERPT Today is my birthday and my parents are taking me to a family friend who breeds parrots. A little bird will be my gift. I have been collecting a lot of information about parrots over the past weeks and I feel that I’m now ready to take care of my pet. “Choose one nestling” the lady says to me “they are all so cute!” and she is right. They have a very big head and an even bigger beak and they look at me with wide open eyes. One little parrot has a funny feather peeping out from the back of his head. He looks funny and I decide he will come home with me. As I pick him up he opens his beak and emits a strange call “I like it, I’ll call you Squawk!” Featured books: • My Best Friend - The Dog • My Best Friend - The Cat • My Best Friend - The Pony

Poems for Kids

Author: Dorothy Czarnecki

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493146637

Category: Poetry

Page: 44

View: 2664

This first book of children's poetry is meant to be humorous and educational for the younger set, by a grandma who has become a poet since brain surgery 5 years ago, inspired by grandson Sebastian who loves to listen and learn.

G. P. Taylor: Sin, Salvation and Shadowmancer

Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310866197

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 5122

Booted out of school for trying to set fire to a teacher’s desk, Graham Taylor became a roadie for the Sex Pistols and other punk rock bands. It’s unlikely that someone savoring a life of sex, drugs, and rock music would end up on a police force, but it happened. After a decade on the force, Taylor was attacked and beaten, and his injuries forced him out of service. So Taylor topped one surprise twist in his life with another: he became an Anglican priest. Assigned to a church on the northeast coast of England, Taylor delved into the fascinating history of the region—tales of smugglers, storms at sea and people lost out on the moors. This curiosity would propel him in yet another new direction, as the landscape started to inspire him with ideas for settings and stories of his own. When he gave a speech about his concern over a growing occult presence in children’s literature, someone asked Taylor why he didn’t write a children’s book himself. The seed was planted, and soon Taylor was hard at work on Shadowmancer, a breathtaking tale of the battle between good and evil. It was a safe bet that when Taylor sold his motorcycle to print his first novel, the self-published book would sell only to friends and relatives. But once again, Taylor’s course roared away from the predictable. Shadowmancer rocketed to the top of the bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic. But then, what had been predictable about Taylor’s life? Laced with humor and filled with incredible twists and turns, the life story of G. P. Taylor is equal to the plot of any one of his bestselling novels. This entertaining, inspiring, and engaging autobiography is a book you won’t want to put down.

Get to Know Yourself and Transform Your Life with the Wisdom and Magical Power of Stories

Author: Pejman Aghasi

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059529829X

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 1958

Stories can heal many minor and major problems without harming the listener. By telling a story to number of people, each one of them can subjectively relate the story to their own situation and find a solution to their problem, without even the story teller being aware of the nature of their problem. Stories can directly connect you to your inner subconscious powers and awaken this tremendous creative power, which will help you to deal with your daily challenges. Stories are also great tools for parents, to teach various moral and ethical values to their children. There are 52 sets of stories, wisdom, and spiritual exercises in this book. One set for every week of the year. Just as physical exercise helps us to build and improve our physical vitality, mental and spiritual exercises help you to build and improve your mental and spiritual well being. This incredible book is like a staircase with 52 steps. It is a very unique staircase because any one of the steps has the potential to get you directly to the top. And what awaits you up there? There you would find the gateway to spiritual freedom, inner peace, divine wisdom, love, success, abundance, creativity and happiness.

Parrot Culture

Our 2500-Year-Long Fascination with the World's Most Talkative Bird

Author: Bruce Thomas Boehrer

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812201353

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 6161

After completing his conquest of the Persian empire, Alexander the Great maneuvered his army across the Hindu Kush and into India. During his two years there, he traveled from dry frigid mountains to humid tropical lowlands and then back across one of the most punishing deserts on the planet. He fought a series of desperate battles against strange foes mounted on war-elephants, suffering wounds that nearly killed him. And when he eventually turned homeward, he brought with him specimens of a rare, magical species, a bird that could speak with a human voice. Introduced to Europe by Alexander, parrots were quickly embraced by Western culture as exotic and astonishing, full of marvelous powers, and close to the gods. Over the centuries they would become objects of veneration or figures of folly, creatures prized for their wit—or their place on the dinner table. Ultimately, they would become emblematic of the West's interaction with the world at large. Identifying a deeply rooted obsession with these beautiful and loquacious birds, Bruce Thomas Boehrer provides the first account of parrots and their impact on the Western world. Parrot Culture: Our 2500-Year-Long Fascination with the World's Most Talkative Bird traces the unusual history of parrots from their introduction in the Graeco-Roman world as items of oriental luxury, through the great age of New World exploration, to the contemporary ecological crisis of globalism. Boehrer identifies the poignant irony in the way parrots became ubiquitous as symbols and mascots, while suffering near extinction at the hands of those who desired them. Exploring their presence and meanings in the art, literature, and history of Western civilization, Parrot Culture also celebrates the beauty, intelligence, and personality of these birds, whose fate will say as much about us and the world we have created as it will about them.

Parrot Training

A Guide to Taming and Gentling Your Avian Companion

Author: Bonnie Munro Doane

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780764563270

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 5373

In paperback at last — the definitive guide to parrot training. Originally published as The Pleasure of Their Company: An Owner's Guide to Parrot Training, this amply illustrated book is just what parrot owners need to bring up happy, well-behaved pets. You get: Hands-on advice from one of the nation's foremost parrot authorities A thorough explanation of "normal" parrot behavior and the benefits of training Coverage of everything from gentling fledglings and basic obedience to potty training, speech, and tricks"

The Anomaly Crystal


Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499094299

Category: Fiction

Page: 626

View: 9808

The outcome from a destined great war between humans and creatures will be decided by the courage and emotions of a few honourable and worthy individuals. Raven is the last blood line descendent from the greatest wizard known as Grackle, and he has found himself living in a time of endless uncertainty, magic and sorcery between the humans and a terrifying creature race residing upon the mysterious Planet of Phoenix. Significant emotional elements, bravery, hatred and love are the fundamental factors for either the humans or the creatures surviving existence during this epic adventure.

Parrot Parenting

The Essential Care and Training Guide to +20 Parrot Species

Author: Carol Frischmann

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620081792

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 6136

From the tiny parakeet to the giant hyacinth macaw, not all parrots place the same demands on their parents. Parakeets, conures, cockatiels, lories—the parrot family consists of the most popular pet birds, each offering keepers their unique characteristics and exotic beauty as well as their specific requirements. Bird expert and author, Carol Frishmann has written a must-have book for every parrot parent-to-be, an all-in-one guide that will remain indispensable in every bird home, regardless of the size, trainability, or personality of the feathered child. More than a selection guide, Parenting a Parrot offers all the information owners need to know about feeding, caring for, and training their chosen parrot. Though both good talkers, the eclectus parrot may be quieter than the cockatoo, but he’s not nearly as cuddly. Parenting a Parrot tells owners what to expect from their parrots and how to get the most out of their avian companions. INSIDE THIS BOOK: Finding and purchasing the ideal parrot Descriptions and needs of the most popular twenty parrot species Comprehensive positive-reinforcement-based training chapter, including trick training, talking, and training a flighted bird Living with a parrot, including establishing daily routine, socializing, housing, home safety, and cleanliness The parrot’s meal plan: diets, organic and natural options, and special needs Understanding parrot behavior, enrichment strategies, and problem solving Grooming, health care, first aid, and senior care Parenting tips highlighted in sidebars in each chapter Lists of recommendations for best talkers, quietest species, trick experts, beginner’s birds, etc. Includes detailed species descriptions of these parrots: African Greys Amazons Bourke’s Parkeets Caiques Cockatiels Cockatoos Conures Eclectus Lineolated Parakeets Lories and Lorikeets Lovebirds Macaws Parakeets/Budgies Parrotlets Pionus Psittaculas Quaker Parakeets Senegals and Other Poicephalus Plus: Brotogeris, Great-Bills, Kakarikis, Rosellas, Hawk-Headed Parrots, Vasa Parrots

Rhythms of Life

A Collection of Poems

Author: Neil Primus

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453539581

Category: Poetry

Page: 60

View: 5165

All the poems and verses in my manuscript are original work. They traverse time such as can be seen in pieces like Creation, Slavery and Nightmare 2001. Many explore present day realities and touch on areas that affect me and especially my country. Poems like Hard Times, Fire De IMF, Black Out, Wata Woes and No Way Venezuela, No Way! Fall under this category. Readers will find some of my strongest sentiments in poems about Guyana. Pieces like Thought for You, The Beauty of My Land, Moods of My Land, When, Why Us? are fi lled with emotions of anger, frustration, patriotism, love and loyalty. Whether criticizing or praising, when the topic is about Guyana all my senses are heighten. A number of my poems have a religious grounding because this is a vital part of my journey. Never Despair, Bible Brothers, A Smile, Life and Coconut Life, show that there is a Creator Being. A few poems deal with Christmas but only that which is experienced by Caribbean people. One cannot write without dealing with our rich culture and folk lore. Me Betty, & Is Time are two such pieces. The very short pieces life Nightmare 2001, Sad Times, My Parrot and Beauty still convey a strong message. Humour has been used once it does not distract from the focus of the poem. One example of this is Hard Times a fi tting tribute to the late Louis Bennett of Jamaica. The poems have been written over a period of many years and were compiled after some encouragement from friends and family.

Johnny the Amazing parrot and friends

Author: Rich and Mikie web

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450235972

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 3975

Johnny was brought to the United States from the jungles of Africa. He was sold to a pet store in Roseville, Virginia, where he was givin the name Johhny. He is a fifteen inch yellow- headed amazon oratrix, and appears to be about four years old. Later a man named Howard Udall, {also known as Hud} purchased him. Hud is an ex- Navy Seal member ,is a forty-five years old bachelor, and works for NCIS as an investigator. His apartment is in Roseville Virginia, a quiet little town about forty miles south of Washington, DC. Hud became acquainted with Johhny, when he stopped into a pet store to buy food for his fish, Hud was thinking about stopping for pizza and beer on his way home, as he is walking past the parrot cages he hears a voice saying " pizza and beer sure sounds good to me too." Hud looks up at the parrot and thinks, what's up with this crazy bird. Johnny says back " I'm not crazy, just hungry and thirsty. " Hud asks Johnny how did you know what I was thinking?" I can read minds Johnny replies, but please don't tell the storekeeper,I don't trust him he always has bad thoughts on his mind. Hud asks, "read my again, what am I thinking?" You are thinking about buying me," Hud asks Johnny a few more questions, and realizes he has special talents. and needs to get him out of there. Hud goes to the counter and pays for Johnny, then the two of them leave with Johnny perched on Hud's shoulders.

My Hair Stylist Is Jewish, I Am a Shiksa, and We Are Sisters

Author: Shannon Callahan

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480809357

Category: Humor

Page: 116

View: 5222

Since the beginning of time, women have gone to great lengths to groom their most prized asset: their hair. Shannon Callahan, whose flaxen hair transformed into an unruly mop during puberty, was left to fend for herself during an era when girls dutifully mimicked the Farrah Fawcett hairstyle in order to receive much-needed acceptance in the halls of school. Callahan begins by sharing how she embarked on a battle against the forces of a wild mane, beginning with adolescence when she avoided mirrors like the plague, bent her frizzy locks into submission with a blow dryer, and faked confidence in front of boys. As she matured and bypassed the blow dryer for rollers, Callahan provides a glimpse into the insecurities that accompanied her foray into womanhood that included comparing her body with famous models and attempting communication with the opposite sex. But as Callahan poignantly describes, it was only after a series of challenging events that she was finally led to a Jewish hair stylist and a new beginning. My Hair Stylist Is Jewish, I Am a Shiksa, and We Are Sisters shares the touching yet amusing story of a woman’s struggle with her hair through a lifetime of styling challenges as she transforms from an insecure girl to a confident woman who happily accepts herself just as she is.

John Smith is NOT Boring! 1: Cap'n John the (Slightly) Fierce

Author: Johnny Smith

Publisher: Scholastic Fiction

ISBN: 1407155008

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 3826

Johnny Smith is sick of having the world's most boring name. But Johnny is about to learn a massive secret: he can whisk away to other worlds and go on amazing adventures. Suddenly finding himself as a Pirate, Johnny will summon all his swashbuckling bravery and fearless daring to prove once and for all that Johnny Smith is ANYTHING but boring.



Author: Penemy of Pignorance

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1477259082

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 785

Steephen Greenblatt's comment on Amerrycountry, subtitled Autorabiography is: ''I am genuinely impressed by the inexhaustible and daring verbal inventiveness of Amerrycountry.'' The Taylor and Francis review written by Dr. Bahram Meghdadi, the most prestigious professor and critic of English literature in Middle East, published in the volume 47, Issue 6, 2014 Journal of Iranian Studies, Oxford University, has claimed Amerrycountry a 21st century literary ''masterpiece'' which surpasses even Finnegans Wake, and which deserves to reach a ''universale''. Dr. Meghdadi who got his Ph. D. from Columbia University believes, the art of writing novels has been revived once again by Amerrycountry, a ''phenomenon'' in world literature. Dr. Homa Katouzian the distinguished professor and editor of Iranian Studies Journal of Oxford University, after finishing to read Amerrycountry called it an ''original'' story. Ariel Dorfman's assistant at Duke University, Suzan Senerchia, has commented on Amerrycountry as: ''I did read Amerrycountry and found it interesting in your use of words. Your combination and use of words, as well as your choice of which words to combine, were very clever and imaginative.'' Professor Mark Burnett from Queen's U. Belfast commented on Amerrycountry as: ''cleverly'' written. Beheshti U. distinguished Professor and critic of English literature, Dr. Amir Ali Nojumian who received his Ph. D. from Leicester U. has commented on Amerrycountry as follows: ''I eventually finished reading your work and enjoyed it a lot. I think your command of English is excellent and your portmanteaus, or let's say portmantorabis, are quite thought-provoking and pentertaining. Many of the words you made, for example ''sexpert'', "textpress" and ''universale'' were very innovative. This reminds me of this quotation in your work: "It seems that languages langucage us! Or rather, we let ourselves be langucaged. Languages, after many years, limit and numb us, although at the start they empower us." Your metafictional and intertextual attitude to writing is quite novel and postmodern (while reading your work, I was reminded of Tristram Shandy.) Dr. Ali Reza Jafari, (Ph. D. of Southampton University), another distinguished professor and critic of English literature in Beheshti U., has commented on Amerrycountry as: ''I have now read a few pages of your brilliant work for which I genuinely congratulate you. It has considerable strengths to build on and possesses features that can develop into great literary assets. You demonstrate an awareness of the divergence of literal and figurative deployments of language, something that will stand you in good stead. The performative quality of your writing, coupled with a strong moral color, is certainly of note, too. Your writing, in a dim sort of way, reminds me of eighteenth-century satires in which one sees an astringent social and cultural criticism.'' Dr. Elahi Ghomshei, professor of English Literature, translator and Shakespeare scholar has called Amerrycountry as ''uniquely interesting.'' Professor Talât S. Halman has taught at Columbia University, at Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and New York University. He received the UNESCO medal, and a Knight Grand Cross (GBE) was granted to him by Queen Elizabeth mainly for his translations of Shakespeare's works into Turkish. He is a member of the Poetry Society of America. His comment on Amerrycountry is: ''I finally had a chance to familiarize myself with Amerrycountry which I found ambitious and interesting. It is an extraordinary treasury of puns and portmanteau. You are very inventive and ingenious.'' Danial Jafari, a book critic from Philadelphia has commented on Amerrycountry as: ''I have already read a few pages of it and it is not an easy read, I must confess. But that is exactly why I liked it! Anything that picks my brain or stimulates my humble psyche is a sure welcome. I congratulate you on words of support from this diverse range of reviewers.'' Amerrycountry, the unique novel in the whole world of English and American Literature which is written in pure understandable portmanteau style, entertains those who do not want to remain langucaged and those who would like to: 1. Read a totally different fiction with a totally different style. 2. Read a Super-Postmodern contemporary fiction. 2.Read about the African't Kids ( African kids who can’t kid around as other kids do) and poorphans (poor orphans) and those who are An Individual Desiring Service or AIDS patients, and other needy people. 3. Read a new type of Alice in Wonderland story. 4. Read a new type of Harry Potter story

Crown of the Cowibbean

Author: Mike Litwin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497662699

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 2423

When Chuck and Dakota sneak onto Marco Pollo’s giant ship, the Swashclucker, they accidentally become part of one of Marco’s high seas capers! Setting sail with Marco and his trusty sidekick, Ribeye, they must find the Coral Crown before the evil Kingfish does. But underwater villains and giant spider crabs stand in their way. Will Chuck and Dakota save the day?

Sacred Vision

A Man's Legacy

Author: David James

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595139590

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 4315

In this fast paced era of suburban commuting, mega-industry and media saturation, parents sometimes feel left out of their children's lives. This is particularly true for fathers who find themselves driven by demands of career and family. "Sacred Vision: A Man's Legacy" offers fifty-two spiritually based reflections for men, their sons and grandsons. Drawn from the wisdom traditions of the Judeo-Christian world, David James offers a compelling ethic for men who want to make a difference in the lives of their sons and grandson. Hard-hitting, honest and yet aware of the struggles of the contemporary man, "Sacred Vision: A Man's Legacy" will be a helpful companion on the road to masculine authenticity.

A Link to Heaven

Chats with the Other Side

Author: Robbie Thomas

Publisher: GeneralStore PublishingHouse

ISBN: 9781894263924

Category: Spirit writings

Page: 112

View: 7620

The Mangy Parrot

A Northern Story

Author: José Joaquín Fernández De Lizardi,David Frye

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603840702

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 6068

Repeatedly imprisoned for his printed attacks on the Spanish administration, Mexican journalist and publisher José Joaquin Fernández de Lizardi attempted, in 1816, to make an end-run around government censors by disguising his invective as serial fiction. Lizardi's experiment in subterfuge quickly failed: Spanish officials shut down publication of the novel--the first to be published in Latin America--after the third installment, and within four years Lizardi was back in jail. The whole of The Mangy Parrot (El Periquillo Sarniento) went unpublished until after Lizardi's death--and a decade after Mexico had won its independence from Spain.

My Friends Call Me C.C.

Author: William Gardiner Hutson

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 9780865341432

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 126

View: 9433

He seemed to work magic in the oil business as he established wildly successful ventures. California at the turn of the century was his stage and his adventures read like fiction until his luck seems to run out and he exits to China. Was he a huckster from the outset?