Buyer's Guide


Author: William White

Publisher: N.A


Category: Library science

Page: N.A

View: 7676

The Library Journal

Chiefly Devoted to Library Economy and Bibliography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 4181

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

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: 9619

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.

Main Conference Proceedings

Author: Association of Avian Veterinarians. Conference

Publisher: N.A


Category: Birds

Page: N.A

View: 1371

The Pleasure of Their Company

An Owner's Guide to Parrot Training

Author: Bonnie Munro Doane

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876055946

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 3764

Making the Most of a Good Thing Sharing Your Home and Life with a pet bird from the parrot family can be a joy that must be experienced to be appreciated. Whether your parrot pal is a lordly macaw, a tiny budgie or any of the beautiful Amazons, African greys, cockatoos or other beloved species in between, life can be beautiful when communication works. And that is what The Pleasure of Their Company: An Owner's Guide to Parrot Training can do for the relationship. The text discusses the reasons for training a parrot, how an owner's behavior influences training results, working with baby birds and weanlings, three basic obedience skills and training techniques for adult parrots. You will find chapters on potty training to help your parrot clean up its act; speech training that makes your parrot more fun to be with and some intriguing examples of parrots really knowing what they're saying; trick training that allows a parrot to use its nimble mind and dexterous body together and some valuable insights on fun and games with your parrot to enjoy your relationship fully. With delightful illustrations by parrot lover Richard Cole and a wealth of practical guidance, The Pleasure of Their Company is the gift you give yourself and your parrot to make life better for you both.

Sandgrouse to cuckoos

Author: Josep del Hoyo,Andrew Elliott,Jordi Sargatal,José Cabot

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 679

View: 7773

Good Bird

A Guide to Solving Behavioral Problems in Companion Birds

Author: Barbara Heidenreich

Publisher: Port Perry, Ont. : S. Mattacchione & Company


Category: Pets

Page: 81

View: 3670

A professional in Animal behavior has created a step by step guide that uses positive reinforcement for teaching parrots acceptable behavior. 1-931742-3\\Cozy Mystery Suspense 09763554-1\\Bridal Salon owner, Valencia Hill is a wedding planner but has never planned her own wedding. When one of her clients invites her to a party, Valencia is introduced as handsome, professional baseball player, Michael Gomez's girlfriend. Though it's not true, Valencia can't deny her attraction and wouldn't mind making the revelation true, but Michael Gomez has a past of not being able to settle down with one woman. Will Valencia be able to change Michael's philandering ways? In the short story, "What Are Girlfriends For?" it's Layla Mill's birthday, but her boyfriend, Jonathan Carr has forgotten, but when her best friend/co worker Shauna Summers offers to take her out to celebrate, it's a night Layla will remember for the rest of her life.1-893958-1\\Contents: 1. Corporate Governance in the 21st century. How to integrate governance, values & technology - now.2. Voices in Technology: past, present, future -the 1980s,1990s, 2000 and beyond.3. Centralized Marketplace for Capital Formation -- dawn of a new market for regulated small caps

The Complete Book of Parakeet Care

Expert Advice on Proper Management, 160 Fascinating Color Photos, Tips on Parakeet Care for Children

Author: Annette Wolter,Monika Wegler

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780812016888

Category: Pets

Page: 142

View: 1018

Explains how to select, feed, care for, and breed parakeets.


A Guide to Parrots of the World

Author: Mike Parr,Tony Juniper

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408135744

Category: Science

Page: 584

View: 8802

This is the first book created primarily for the field identification of parrots, one of the most familiar and colorful groups of birds. From the mighty. macaws to the diminutive pygmy parrots, the 350 species of parrots include cockatoos, parakeets, lovebirds, and Budgerigar. Most are brightly colored or even gaudy, but a few are drab, and some are nocturnal and flightess. Parrots, found throughout most of the warmer regions of the world, occur in greatest numbers in Australasian and South America. This book includes 88 superb color illustrations of every species and most identifiable subspecies of parrot, as well as range maps of their locations. It offers many firsthand insights into the ecology of each species, vocalizations, life cycle characteristics, and geographical variation. It also provides up-to-date information on the conservation status of those species of parrots that are threatened or endangered.

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: 1103

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.

Parrots of the World

Author: Joseph M. Forshaw

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400836208

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 4874

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

Manual of Parrot Behavior

Author: Andrew Luescher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470344350

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 2003

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

Encyclopedia of Aviculture

Author: Glen Holland

Publisher: Surrey, BC : Hancock House

ISBN: 9780888394606

Category: Nature

Page: 832

View: 7584

Recognised avicultural experts world-wide have contributed to make this a truly international avicultural handbook. A wide variety of valuable species are held outside of managed species programs and it is essential that we maximise the breeding potential of these species to ensure they contribute to long-term self-sustainable populations. In this book the aviculturist is provided with proven, practical methods for the successful the successful management and propagation of most of the families of birds in the world. Vital, practical components for avicultural success that are universally applicable to a wide range of species, such as diets, compatibility with other species, habitat requirements, incubation, and hand-raising techniques are included. Aviculturists today are faced with the challenge of establishing captive-bred strains that are no longer reliant on replenishments from wild stock and also in assisting to reduce the current rate of species extinctions. It is the authors' hope that this book will assist aviculturists in achieving this goal.

Australian Parrots

Author: Joseph Michael Forshaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780958121200

Category: Parrots

Page: 640

View: 1709

Glimpses of Paradise

The Quest for the Beautiful Parrakeet

Author: Penny Olsen

Publisher: National Library Australia

ISBN: 9780642276520

Category: Extinct birds

Page: 259

View: 8208

The history of the Paradise Parrot - from its 'discovery' in the 1800s to its extinction in the 1920s and how claims of sightings have continued to the present day.

A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines

Author: Robert Kennedy,Pedro C. Gonzales,Edward Dickinson,Hector C. Miranda, Jr,Timothy H. Fisher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198546689

Category: Nature

Page: 369

View: 8485

'... it is hoped that this book will 'Kick-start' interest in the Philippine's birds, both at home and abroad, before it is too late' Birding World

A Guide to Colour Mutations and Genetics in Parrots

Author: Terry Martin

Publisher: ABK Publications

ISBN: 0958726655

Category: Pets

Page: 296

View: 3778

The genetics, mutations, and combinations of mutations of over 80 species of parrot are discussed. Numerous examples of breeding outcomes assist the breeder in understanding how various mutations can be bred and developed. Divided into three basic sections—primary mutations, combinations of mutations, and technical detail. Includes two Glossaries of Terms used. Regarded as the definitive title on parrot genetics.