The Ultimate Guide To Parrots [NOOK Book]

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The friendship and love of a parrot can create an astounding bond of friendship. Many people know little about this bird and are amazed at the ability of the parrot to actually interact with his human friends.

What do macaws, cockatiels, African greys and conures all have in common? Each of them is a different species of parrot. They may differ in size and color, but believe it or not, they’re all related. This book includes not only training...
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The Ultimate Guide To Parrots

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Overview

The friendship and love of a parrot can create an astounding bond of friendship. Many people know little about this bird and are amazed at the ability of the parrot to actually interact with his human friends.

What do macaws, cockatiels, African greys and conures all have in common? Each of them is a different species of parrot. They may differ in size and color, but believe it or not, they’re all related. This book includes not only training tips and diet insights, but a general knowledge of the species itself in order for you to fully understand your feathered friend.

Typically, when people picture parrots, they imagine the constant companion atop the shoulder of the proverbial pirate who sails the seven seas - and a bird that talks. In fact, so well-known are these birds for their remarkable ability to mimic what we say, that the word “parrot” is even used as a verb.

How can you be sure that the bird you’re considering adopting will eventually talk? The truth is that you’ll never know for sure; it’s merely a matter of probability – not certainty, but certain choices will increase those odds.

First, choose a baby parrot. We’ve already noted that if you train a parrot at a young age, he’s far more likely to learn to talk. More than that, he’s actually more likely to keep learning throughout his entire life.

You can also choose species of parrots known to be easier to train and for being “talkers.” The African Grey is one of these excellent talkers. Without a doubt, this particular bird is the most well-known of all the talking parrots. This bird is also known for its ability to adopt a large vocabulary and its native intelligence.

Another talker in the parrot world is the Quaker parrot. A medium-sized bird, the Quaker parrot is an impressive talker when he wants to be. In addition to words and short phrases, he’ll repeat back various sounds he hears around him as well.

If a parrot that talks is important to you, then definitely take a serious look at the budgie. He may be a little more difficult to train to talk, but once they learn, it’s almost as if they never stop talking!

You may also want to investigate the possibility of owning an Indian ringneck parakeet. This bird has a crystal clear voice and absolutely stunning, brilliantly colored feathers.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013223585
  • Publisher: Chuck Smith
  • Publication date: 10/26/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 67
  • File size: 715 KB

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