Conures [NOOK Book]

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Parrots have long been favorite pets, and the conures are some of the most popular parrots. These pint-size companions are famous for their exuberant, playful personalities and clownish antics. Some species of conure are among the most spectacularly colored parrots. All conures can make delightful family pets when properly trained and cared for. In Conures, you'll find authoritative advice on how to provide a happy, healthy home for your feathered companion. This book includes all aspects of proper housing, ...
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Conures

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Overview

Parrots have long been favorite pets, and the conures are some of the most popular parrots. These pint-size companions are famous for their exuberant, playful personalities and clownish antics. Some species of conure are among the most spectacularly colored parrots. All conures can make delightful family pets when properly trained and cared for. In Conures, you'll find authoritative advice on how to provide a happy, healthy home for your feathered companion. This book includes all aspects of proper housing, nutrition, and health care, as well as training techniques that both parrot and owner will enjoy.

Each book in the Animal PlanetĀ® Pet Care Library contains original, lively text, complete with informative tips and colorful photos illustrating all aspects of pet care. Expertly written, these user-friendly guides are bound to delight the entire family.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780793847860
  • Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Series: Animal Planet Pet Care Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 621,027
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Writer and educator Carol Frischmann holds a B.S. in Science Education from Duke University. She is a pet columnist for television, the Internet, and for her own website ThisWildLife.com. Three parrots and a Doberman Pinscher closely supervise Carol's work in her Portland, Oregon office.
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Table of Contents


Why I Adore My Conure     5
The Results of Poor Choices
What Is a Conure?
Conure Clans
Selecting a Pet Conure
The Stuff of Everyday Life     25
Purchasing a Cage
Cage Placement
Food and Water Bowls
Toys
Perches
Bedding
Grooming Supplies
Cuttlebone
Cage Cover
Cage Cleaning
Your Conure's Daily Needs
Eating Well     47
Components of Good Nutrition
The Role of Water
Pelleted Diets
Fresh Food
Selecting Your Conure's Fresh Foods
Amount of Food
Time of Feeding
Translating Information Into Action
Other Diet Information
Looking Good     59
About Feathers
Flight Feather Clipping
Grooming Nails
Finding an Experienced Groomer
Bathing Benefits
Sunlight
Feeling Good     71
Your Avian Veterinarian
Your Conure's Annual Examination
Signs Your Conure Needs a Vet
Daily Health Monitoring
Common Accidents and First Aid
Common Illnesses
Being Good     39
Daily Bird Routine
Benefits and Approach to Training
Necessary Training: The Basic Two
Socialization
Talking
Natural Behaviors That Are Sometimes Problems
Solving Behavior Problems
Conure Body Language
Considering a Companion Conure?
Resources     106
Index     108
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