My Parrot, My Friend: An Owner's Guide to Parrot Behavior

Overview

My Parrot, My Friend is a straightforward book that addresses a growing need for parrot owners and their birds. When difficulties develop in the home, or a clash in avian and human natures makes for unhappy birds and angry owners, many times the sad consequence is painful termination of what could have been a long-term, joyful relationship. Happily, there is an effective remedy and it lies in a program of behavior modification. That program is fully detailed in this well-written, wonderfully detailed text. In ...

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Overview

My Parrot, My Friend is a straightforward book that addresses a growing need for parrot owners and their birds. When difficulties develop in the home, or a clash in avian and human natures makes for unhappy birds and angry owners, many times the sad consequence is painful termination of what could have been a long-term, joyful relationship. Happily, there is an effective remedy and it lies in a program of behavior modification. That program is fully detailed in this well-written, wonderfully detailed text. In addition, the text helps readers to find the right bird so problems can be sidestepped altogether, and it explains which birds not to consider and why.

My Parrot, My Friend shows how parrots grow and develop, and how behavioral problems can start. The book explains behavioral modification, how it works, and how to apply it in specific situations. Case studies and an examination of pertinent issues add considerable interest to the text. These and other special features make this one of the most indispensable reference books you will ever use.

My Parrot, My Friend is the first book to approach the subject in such depth for the lay reader. It will make a significant difference in how pet owners view and relate to their birds and will point the way to happy endings where once there were none.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876059708
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,481,226
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Bonnie Munro Doaqne is a highly respected parrot authority and the author of The Parrot in Health and Illness (Howell Book House).

Thomas Qualkinbush is also a leading aviculturist and developer of the behavioral modification techniques described in the text.

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Table of Contents

Foreword (Ramon P. Noegel).

1. Introduction.

2. Which Parrot Is for You?

3. How Do Parrots Grow and Develop?

4. Domestication and Discipline.

5. How Do Behavioral Problems Develop?

6. Behavioral Modification: What Is It and How Does It Work?

7. How Do I Work with My Parrot?

8. Behavioral Case Studies.

9. A Miscellany of Issues.

References.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2000

    My Parrot, My Friend

    This is an excellent book that does NOT teach you how to train your parrot to do a few tricks, even though it does use some trick training as examples. Instead, it teaches you the foundations of good training techniques so that you can train you bird how to be a good companion. It also trains you how to be a good companion to your bird by avoiding things that can lead to negative behavior, and teaches you how to train ANY kind of positive behavior to your companion. The only downfall of the book is that it is sometimes a little dry. But, if you can maintain your focus to get through the book and learn its principles, it is well worth it.

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