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A Guide to Pet & Companion Birds

This informative and often amusing 'introduction to bird keeping' appeals not only to the novice or want-to-be bird keeper but also to the seasoned aviculturist looking for a refresher on the basics.

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This guide will help you through the growing pains of adding to your bird family, including what to do when your birds have multiplied. The authors' combined 30-year experience will assist you to create a happy and healthy environment so that bird keeping will always be fun! 

In this guide you can find topics on;

  • Pet Care
  • Why in Heavens Would Anyone Want a Bird for a Pet?
  • Responsibilities! - What Responsibilities?
  • Making a Natural Selection - Choosing Your Bird; Information Sources
  • Bringing Your Bird Home
  • Bird Keeping - A Family Affair - Children and other Pets
  • All to do With the Cage - Types; Placement; Entertainment
  • What's on the Menu? - Seed; Pellet; Storage; Recipes
  • Attending to Your Bird's Personal Grooming - Nail and Wing Trimming
  • Keeping Bird-fit - Cleaning; Illness
  • Behaviour
  • The Not-So-Secret Language of Birds - Rejection; Vocal and Body Language
  • Low-Risk Bird Handling - Routine; Commands; Restraint; Preening
  • Taming
  • Training - Tricks; Tiolet Training
  • Did Someone Say I Have a Behavioural Problem? - Screaming; Biting; Feather Picking
  • Increasing Your Flock - Introductions; Quarantine
  • Afterthoughts
  • Aviculturist Responsibilities as a Whole
  • Parts of a Typical Parrot

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