Guide to a Well-Behaved Parrot (2007)

Guide to a Well-Behaved Parrot (2007)
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Product Description

by Mattie Sue Athan

Owners can overcome parrot problems such as screaming, biting, and feather chewing with this invaluable reference. Here too is expert information on feeding, bathing, communicating, proper equipment, plus safe interactions with children and other pets. Twenty-eight full-color photos and line drawings.

Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Who, What, When, and Where?
    Parrot "Behaviorism"
    This Is the Parrot
  • Socialization
    Passive Games Birds Like to Play
    Patterning Happy Interactions
    How to Pet a Parrot: Enticing the Hand-shy Bird to Seek Petting
    Potty Training
  • Behavorial Development
    How a Parrot Learns Behavior
    Avoiding the Hand-fed Baby Blues
    The Developing Period
    The Effects of Environment on Companion Parrot Behavior
    Achieving Verbal Communication with a Parrot
    Stimulating the Reluctant Talker
    Territorialism in Young Parrots
    Aggression in the Mature Parrot
  • What to Expect
    The Importance of Being "Tall"
    A Bird Needs a Cage
    The Screaming Parrot
    A Bird's Gotta Chew What a Bird's Gotta Chew
    Exercise and the Companion Parrot
    Grooming to Save a Parrot's Life
    Birds and Bathing
    Behavioral Feather Chewing
    On the Shoulder
    Reading Parrot Body Language
  • The Companion Parrot in the Human World
    Parrots and Children
    Parrots and Other Pets
    The Bird Who Spends the Day Alone
    Hazards in the Home
    In Case of Emergency: Disaster Preparations
    Recapture: When Your Parrot Flies Away
  • Stories
    The Day Kitty Flew Away
    Portia Got the Part
    Redheads, Blondes, and "The Thunderbolt"
    The Grey Parrot Who Wouldn't Talk
  • Glossary
  • Useful Addresses and Literature
  • Index

  • Paperback / 144 Pages / / 1999