All about Your Parrot

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This informative new volume is a brief, attractive, inexpensively priced manual that teaches inexperienced adults and older children to be responsible in the ownership and care of animals. The book is filled with full-color photos and illustrations, and feature short, entertaining "Did You Know?" sidebars that offer unusual facts about each book's subject animal. Inexperienced pet owners learn how to handle an animal without harming it, and receive sound information on nutritive feeding, caging, health ...
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Overview

This informative new volume is a brief, attractive, inexpensively priced manual that teaches inexperienced adults and older children to be responsible in the ownership and care of animals. The book is filled with full-color photos and illustrations, and feature short, entertaining "Did You Know?" sidebars that offer unusual facts about each book's subject animal. Inexperienced pet owners learn how to handle an animal without harming it, and receive sound information on nutritive feeding, caging, health maintenance, accident prevention, and first-aid measures to take when an emergency arises. All About Your Pets volumes are nicely illustrated and clearly written introductions to the joys of pet ownership. They are a great value for anybody seeking solid basic information and instruction at an affordable price.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764111921
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Series: All about Your Pet Series
  • Pages: 31
  • Product dimensions: 5.63 (w) x 8.19 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 2
The parrot family
Character and characteristics.
Parrots as Pets 4
Parrots and children
Life expectancy
Parrot behavior
Head of the flock
Happiness is...
Popular Parrots 8
African Grey
Amazon
Cockatiel
Budgerigar
Cockcatoo
Peach-faced Lovebird
Macaw
Choosing a Parrot 14
Where to go?
Male or female?
How many?
Signs of good health.
Setting Up Home 16
Cages
Cage furnishings
Play gyms
Aviaries.
Arriving Home 18
Handling
Introducing another bird
Meeting the family.
Feeding Your Parrot 20
Which foods are best?
Special treats
Do's and Don'ts.
Caring for Your Parrot 22
Cleaning the cage
Routine care
Claws and beaks
Wing clipping;
New techniques
Training Your Parrot 26
Special care
Tricks to teach
Short and sweet
Talking parrots
Training methods
Common Ailments 30
Swollen leg or foot
Feather plucking
Vitamin A/calcium deficiency
Injuries
At the first sign of illness.
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