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Parrots For Dummies
     

Parrots For Dummies

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by Nikki Moustaki
 

Parrots make a wonderful alternative to the traditional pet. They’re as loving, intelligent, companionable, and entertaining as a cat or a dog but they surpass them by far in many other ways. They don’t require walks around the block, they’re perfect for apartment living, most have long life spans, and they’re full of personality. Besides,

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Parrots make a wonderful alternative to the traditional pet. They’re as loving, intelligent, companionable, and entertaining as a cat or a dog but they surpass them by far in many other ways. They don’t require walks around the block, they’re perfect for apartment living, most have long life spans, and they’re full of personality. Besides, when was the last time you saw a vibrant blue cat or had a conversation with a talking dog?

Whether you are just thinking about buying a parrot or you’ve had parrots for years, Parrots for Dummies is full of helpful information about how to be the best parrot guardian you can be. Parrots for Dummies is packed full of useful tips, hints, reminders, and warnings about everything related to parrots and their care, including:

  • Picking a parrot
  • Bringing a new parrot home
  • Parrot behavior made simple
  • Taming and training your bird
  • Travel tips

Author Nikki Moustaki, avian care and behavior consultant and author of Parakeets for Dummies, gives you all of her experienced advice about owning, caring for, and loving parrots. She draws on her professional knowledge as well as her personal familiarity with the bird to show you how to make the most of your parrot-guardian relationship. She includes information on:

  • Purchasing and adopting a parrot
  • Proper housing and food
  • Parrot illnesses and diseases
  • Correcting behavioral problems
  • Living in a multiple parrot household
  • Breeding and showing parrots

In addition to all the help and guidance, Parrots for Dummies comes with a full-color insert with pictures of over 25 different kinds of parrots to help you choose a new pet that catches your eye or find your existing pet’s nearest relation. So whether you’re buying your first parrot or looking for some advice about an old friend, Parrots for Dummies has something for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764583537
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/09/2005
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.99(d)

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Meet the Author

Nikki Moustaki is the author of many books on parrots and avian behavior. She writes regularly for Bird Talk Magazine and Pet Product News.

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Parrots for Dummies 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my top three books of all time about parrots. I have read anything and everything I can find on the subject of caring for parrots in captivity, and this book is beyond exceptional. It is well-written, understandable, enjoyable and most of all, will help give you and your parrot the best possible life together. Nikki is very knowledgeable and experienced with parrots and is a top-rate author.
minutiae07 More than 1 year ago
Thinking of buying a parrot? Bought a parrot and feel like you may be a little uninformed as to your new pets care and needs? Or did you rescue a parrot and think maybe you're in over your head? This is a great book to start your education. It touches on every aspect of parrot guardianship and offers recommendations for increasing your knowledge base. The author not only keeps parrots but also keeps and trains dogs, and thus writes from not just a "parrot" perspective. It's comprehensive in approach to the subject and accessible to anyone who truly wants to educate themselves in parrot guardianship. If you're thinking of acquiring a parrot companion, READ THIS BOOK FIRST, cover to cover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of information great for bird people. Not much about training other thanpositive reinforcement. But a MUST for knowing what is good and bad as far as food, and socializing your pet. Great book must have for getting a new parrot
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