Why Does My Bird Do That: A Guide to Parrot Behavior / Edition 2

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In this updated edition of the popular guide to parrot behavior, you’ll learn why your bird does strange things and discover positive techniques for modifying those behaviors. You'll get information on training and caring for your bird, normal behavior, and species-specific behavior. Don’t let your feathers get ruffled by a headstrong, beakstrong bird. Learn how to develop a mutually rewarding relationship with your parrot.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470039717
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/6/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

JULIE RACH MANCINI got her first pet, a parakeet named Charlie, when she was six years old, and had Sindbad, an African grey, for ten years. She assisted in the preparation of the first issue of Birds USA and worked as the editor of Bird Talk. Mancini is the author of books on the African grey, parakeet, cockatiel, and conure in the Your Happy Healthy Pet series, also from Howell.
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Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Flock Behavior in the Wild and How It Applies in the Home.

Chapter 2 Parrot Behavior Examined.

Chapter 3 Normal Parrot Behaviors.

Chapter 4 Behaviors That Indicate Illness.

Chapter 5 Behaviors That Indicate Stress.

Chapter 6 Behaviors That Indicate Boredom.

Chapter 7 Breeding Behaviors.

Chapter 8 Juvenile Behaviors.

Chapter 9 Behaviors Every Bird Should Know.

Chapter 10 Managing Undesirable Behaviors.

Chapter 11 Will My Bird Talk?

Chapter 12 Behaviors Every Bird Owner Should Know.

Appendix A Pet Bird Personalities.

Appendix B Resources.


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