First Aid For Birds: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet

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At last, a book for pet owners that focuses on administering first aid to birds. You'll not only learn step-by-step information on emergency situations bird owners might encounter, you'll also learn how to quickly save your bird's life by taking action, and how to prevent emergencies by feeding your bird a balanced diet, regularly trimming his wings and nails and bird-proofing your home. First Aid for Birds is written by an expert and includes instructions on monitoring your bird's health by regular veterinary ...

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First Aid For Birds: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet

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Overview

At last, a book for pet owners that focuses on administering first aid to birds. You'll not only learn step-by-step information on emergency situations bird owners might encounter, you'll also learn how to quickly save your bird's life by taking action, and how to prevent emergencies by feeding your bird a balanced diet, regularly trimming his wings and nails and bird-proofing your home. First Aid for Birds is written by an expert and includes instructions on monitoring your bird's health by regular veterinary visits and observing your bird daily for signs of illness. Best of all, the book is filled with color photos, info-packed sidebars and fun facts to make caring for your pet bird easy and enjoyable.

"...guides owners on when to call the veterinarian and how to treat emergencies at home and in the field...with a special section on assessing symptoms and evaluating first aid priorities...emphasizes accident prevention."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876055311
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/28/1998
  • Series: Happy Healthy Pet Series , #147
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 126
  • Sales rank: 1,153,242
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

JULIE RACH is the author of several titles in Howell's Happy Healthy Pet Series, including The Cockatiel and The Budgie, and was an editor of BirdTalk magazine. She resides in California with her African Grey, Sindbad. GARY A. GALLERSTEIN, DVM specializes in veterinary care for birds. He is the author of The Complete Bird Owner's Handbook (Howell Book House, 1994).
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Table of Contents

PART ONE: First Aid for Pet Birds.

1. What Is First Aid?

2. First Aid Procedures.

3. Home Care for Recuperating Birds.

PART TWO: Preventive Care.

4. Your Bird's Nutrition.

5. Household Hazards.

6. Reducing Your Pet's Stress.

7. Observing Your Pet Bird Daily.

8. Pet Bird Grooming.

9. Your Avian Veterinarian.

PART THREE: Beyond the Basics.

10. Resources.

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