My Parakeet and Me

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Parakeets are affectionate and energetic birds and they make wonderful pets and companions. A key to understanding a parakeet is understanding both its body language and vocal language. Books in the For the Love of Animals series are for new and inexperienced pet owners, parents whose kids would like to have a pet, and kids who simply want to know more about animals that make good pets. Emphasis is on building loving relationships between owners and pets. In this book, the nature and traits of the parakeet are ...
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Parakeets are affectionate and energetic birds and they make wonderful pets and companions. A key to understanding a parakeet is understanding both its body language and vocal language. Books in the For the Love of Animals series are for new and inexperienced pet owners, parents whose kids would like to have a pet, and kids who simply want to know more about animals that make good pets. Emphasis is on building loving relationships between owners and pets. In this book, the nature and traits of the parakeet are explained, and recommendations are given for interaction between pets and owners. The book is delightfully illustrated with vivid, heartwarming color photos and attractive pictorial charts. Several gatefold pages open wide to present photo essays and other visually attractive features that will appeal to both adults and younger pet owners. Topics covered in all titles in this series include: Golden rules of pet care ... Getting to know your pet ... Building love and trust between owner and pet ... Fun and games with your pet ... Caring for your pet in its old age. There are approximately 80 attractive full-color photos and drawings to supplement a fact-filled text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764118074
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: For the Love of Animals Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 7.87 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Take care: Golden Rules for Proper Care
10 Golden Rules for Equipment 7
10 Golden Rules for Feeding 9
10 Golden Rules for Care 11
Watch it: Typical Parakeets
Small Parrots from Australia 14
Life in the Flock 14
Table: What Parakeets Are Like 16
Finding the Right Partner 17
TIP from the Breeder 18
Baby Birds on the Way 18
The Chicks Hatch 19
The Senses 21
Typical Behavior 23
TIP from the Veterinarian 23
Test: How Well Do You Know Your Parakeets? 25
Love it: Building Trust from the Start
TIP from the Therapist 28
Understanding a Parakeet's Feelings 28
Table: Your Parakeets' Wish List 29
Children and Parakeets 30
Fold-out Pages: Building Trust Step by Step 32
Table: Compatibility Test 35
Fold-out Pages: Free Flight About the Room 36
Parakeet Stories
An Outdoor Escapade 15
Romeo and Juliet 20
Goldi's Adventures 31
Clever Oscar 39
A Mental Challenge 50
A New Beginning 59
Have fun: Fun and Games with Parakeets
Fold-out Pages: An Adventure Playground for Parakeets 42
Build an Adventure Playground 43
Test: What Sort of Games Does Your Parakeet Like? 47
Parakeets Need to Play 48
A Few Tips About Play 48
Test: How Happy Is Your Parakeet? 49
Can Parakeets Learn to Talk? 51
TIP from the Pet Store 51
Old & happy: Active and Happy in Old Age
How Long Do Parakeets Live? 54
Table: The Golden Years 54
How to Recognize an Older Parakeet 55
TIP from the Veterinarian 56
How Parakeets Die 56
Mourning Your Pet 56
When a Parakeet Loses Its Mate 58
Index 60
Notebook: This is My Parakeet 64
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