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Why Does My Bird Do That?: A Guide to Parrot Behaviorby Julie Rach Mancini
Synopses & Reviews
Why does my conure chew everything he can get his beak on?
Why does my Amazon bite?
Why does my cockatoo scream early every morning?
Why won't my parakeet talk?
This extensively updated edition of the popular guide to parrot behavior focuses on today's domestic-bred birds—the tamer and more trainable versions of their counterparts captured in the wild. Not only will you learn why your bird does some strange things, you'll also discover positive techniques you can use to modify those behaviors. You'll get the latest information on:
Remember, lovebirds often live up to fifteen years, and Amazons up to eighty years. So don't let your feathers get ruffled by a headstrong, beakstrong bird. With this book, you'll learn how to develop a mutually rewarding relationship with your bird that will last for many years.
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.
About 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.
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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