Ultimate Parrot

Ultimate Parrot

by Barrett Watson, Mike Hurley




The parrot is now one of themost popular pet birds, and bird-keepers are becoming increasingly ambitious in the varieties and numbers they keep. In The Ultimate Parrot, editor Barrett Watson has recruited a star-studded panel of experts to give the most comprehensive advice to date on caring for parrots.

The parrot is traced back to its wild state, and parrot habitats are examined in order to give a better idea of the pet parrot's requirements. Parrot behavior comes under the microscope, with a fascinating section on talking parrots. A leading avian veterinarian supplies an A-Z listing of commonn health problems and diseases.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764561023
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.24(w) x 11.19(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

BARRETT WATSON and MIKE HURLEY have many years of parrot-keeping experience. Barrett has bred and reared many species, including African Greys, and members of the pionus, amazon, macaw, cockatoo, eclectus and poicephalus families. Mike has also successfully bred and kept a variety of parrot breeds, and has a particular interest in parrot care and conservation.

Table of Contents

Author Profiles.

Chapter One: Introducing the Parrot.

Chapter Two: What Makes a Parrot a Parrot?

Chapter Three: Setting Up Home.

Chapter Four: Making the Choice.

Chapter Five: Arriving Home.

Chapter Six: Caring for Your Parrot.

Chapter Seven: Behaviour and Training.

Chapter Eight: Diet and Nutrition.

Chapter Nine: Breeding Parrots.

Chapter Ten: Incubating and Hand-Rearing.

Chapter Eleven: Common Health Problems and Diseases.

Chapter Twelve: Parrot Breeds.

Chapter Thirteen: Rare and Endangered Parrots.

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