Conure: Your Happy Healthy Pet

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Your Happy Healthy Pet

The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs—now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

Outgoing, cheerful, inquisitive little acrobats, conures are entertaining companion birds. They're small in size, but big ...

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Overview

Your Happy Healthy Pet

The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs—now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

Outgoing, cheerful, inquisitive little acrobats, conures are entertaining companion birds. They're small in size, but big in personality. This guide helps you make your conure a part of your family, with information on:
* Choosing your conure
* Creating a safe, stimulating home for your bird
* Everyday care, including feeding and bathing
* Clipping your conure's wings—why, when, and how
* Training tips, from getting your conure comfortable with you to potty training to teaching tricks such as Ride in the Wagon, Nod Your Head, and Play Dead
* Teaching your conure to talk

Conures are often cuddly and almost always wonderfully affectionate, so you'll get a lot of love from your little feathered friend!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471747147
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/20/2006
  • Series: Happy Healthy Pet Series , #38
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,057,230
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.55 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

JULIE RACH MANCINI got her first pet, a parakeet named Charlie, when she was six, and had Sinbad, an African grey parrot with special needs, for ten years. She assisted in preparing the first issue of Birds USA and became editor of Bird Talk in 1992. She's a popular writer of pet-oriented materials.
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Table of Contents

Part I: The World of the Conure.

Chapter 1: What Is a Conure?

The First Documented Conures.

Many Conure Species.

Conure Characteristics.

Chapter 2: All Types of Conures.

Austral Conure.

Aztec Conure.

Black-Capped Conure.

Blue-Crown Conure.

Brown-Throated Conure.

Cactus Conure.

Cherry-Headed Conure.

Dusky Conure.

Finsch’s Conure.

Gold-Capped Conure.

Green-Cheeked Conure.

Half-Moon Conure.

Jenday Conure.

Maroon-Bellied Conure.

Maroon-Tailed Conure.

Mitred Conure.

Nanday Conure.

Patagonian Conure.

Peach-Fronted Conure.

Queen of Bavaria Conure.

Red-Fronted Conure.

Red-Throated Conure.

Slender-Billed Conure.

Sun Conure.

White-Eyed Conure.

Chapter 3: Choosing the Right Conure for You.

Why Choose a Bird?

Where Will You Get Your Conure?

Ownership Challenges.

Bringing Your Conure Home.

Part II: Caring for Your Conure.

Chapter 4: Home Sweet Home.

Choosing a Cage.

What to Put in the Cage Tray.

Where to Put the Cage.

More to Buy.

Household Hazards.

Nasty Fumes.

Other Pets.

Chapter 5: Everyday Care.

Be Alert to Health Problems.

Seasonal Needs.

Entertaining Your Conure.

Chapter 6: Feeding Your Conure.

A Balanced Diet.

Water.

Off Limits.

The Pelleted Diet Option.

Chapter 7: Grooming Your Conure.

Conures Love Water.

Nail Clipping.

Wing Trimming.

Tail Feathers.

Molting.

If Your Conure Flies Away . . . .

Chapter 8: Keeping Your Conure Healthy.

Avian Anatomy.

Feathers.

Avian Senses.

Visiting the Veterinarian.

Conure Health Concerns.

Conure First Aid.

Medicating Your Conure.

Caring for Older Birds.

When Your Conure Dies.

Part III: Enjoying Your Conure.

Chapter 9: Your Conure’s Behavior.

Common Conure Behaviors.

Moving with a Conure.

Traveling with Your Bird.

Chapter 10: Having Fun with Your Conure.

Taming Your Conure.

Toilet Training.

Naughty Conures.

Talking Birds.

The Trick to Training Your Conure.

Tricks to Teach Your Conure.

Appendix: Learning More About Your Conure.

Some Good Books.

Magazines.

Online Resources.

Bird Clubs.

Other Organizations.

Index.

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