Barrons Guide to a Well-Behaved Parrot

Barrons Guide to a Well-Behaved Parrot
Item# BE03667
$10.99

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
Toys!
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