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Guide to a Well-Behaved Parrotby Mattie Sue Athan
Synopses & Reviews
Comical, color-illustrated stories come alive with accompanying rollerball games set on heavy board pages. This Rollerball Racers book contains three two-part games in which a meandering path is enclosed beneath a see-through plastic window. Inside each path is a tiny, ball-shaped bead—the rollerball—which kids manipulate by tilting the book one way, and then another. At both ends of every path is a hole that's just large enough to allow the rollerball to drop into it. When kids succeed in sinking the ball, they turn the page and see where the ball has appeared for a new game on the thick board page's opposite side! This book combines racing games and silly stories, boys and girls join Archie the Astronaut on his outer-space adventures. Rollerball Racers make great travel companions on car trips.
wners 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.
An expert on parrots and their care explains parrot behavior management and tells you how to use environment and positive reinforcement to prevent and resolve behavior problems. She advises on how to solve the most common problems—screaming, biting, and feather-chewing—and stresses the need for periodic reinforcement of desirable parrot behavior. This expanded new edition tells you what you need to know about virtually every aspect of good parrot care, including proper nutrition and providing the bird with a rich, supportive environment.
Filled with color photos and instructive line art
Includes bibliographical references (p. 140) and index.
About the Author
Mattie Sue Athan is a widely respected expert on parrots and their care. She contributes regularly to bird-care periodicals and is also the author of Parrots: A Complete Pet Owner's Manual and co-author of The African Grey Parrot Handbook, both published by Barron's.
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