Budgerigars: Everything about Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Behavior, and Training (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)

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Better known in America as the parakeet, the budgerigar is one of the most popular birds kept as a pet. Here's sound advice on caging, feeding, health care, and much more. Barron's extensive line of Complete Pet Owner's Manuals presents information for non-specialist animal owners and prospective owners, with facts about each animal's origins and traits, as well as advice on purchasing, housing, feeding, health care, and much more. Each book is individually written by a trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other ...

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Overview

Better known in America as the parakeet, the budgerigar is one of the most popular birds kept as a pet. Here's sound advice on caging, feeding, health care, and much more. Barron's extensive line of Complete Pet Owner's Manuals presents information for non-specialist animal owners and prospective owners, with facts about each animal's origins and traits, as well as advice on purchasing, housing, feeding, health care, and much more. Each book is individually written by a trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. Titles in this series cover every popular breed of dog and cat, freshwater and marine fish, many bird varieties, and virtually all other animals that are kept as pets. All books are filled with handsome color photos and instructive line illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764138973
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Series: Complete Pet Owner's Manual
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,396,618
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents


The Typical Budgerigar     4
Curious, Playful, and Sociable     5
A Day in a Flock of Budgerigars     8
Budgerigar Portraits     10
Alone or As a Duo? Male or Female?     12
Golden Rules for Buying a Budgerigar     14
Expert-Tip: Fit from Beak to Tail     15
At a Glance: Anatomy and Sensory Perception     16
The Perfect Home for Birds     18
What Do Budgerigars Need?     19
Basic Equipment for Your Budgie     20
Budgerigars Are Happy Here!     22
Welcome to the New Home     24
The Proper Diet for Fit Birds     27
Expert-Tip: Avoid Feeding Mistakes     30
What to do ... and what not to do!     31
A Harmonious Relationship     32
Action, Play, and Excitement     33
Good Friends with Your Budgerigar     34
Body Language: Understanding the Signals     36
Adventure: Free Flight     38
Expert-Tip: Avoid the Dangers of Free Flight     39
Whatever Is Fun!     40
Breeding Your Budgerigar     44
Care and Health     46
Complete Body and Health Care     47
The Cage: Always Neat andClean     50
Prevention Is Important     52
Diseases: Recognition and Treatment     54
Expert-Tip: Checklist for a Veterinarian Visit     55
Table: At a Glance: The Most Common Diseases of Budgerigars     57
Budgerigars in Distress     58
Index     60
Resources     62
SOS-What to do in an emergency?     64
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