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Other titles in the Your Happy Healthy Pet Guides series:
The Conure (Owner's Guides to a Happy, Healthy Pet)by Julie Rach
Synopses & Reviews
This is our ninth set of Happy, Healthy Pet titles. Like the others, they are books that pet owners can turn to for the essential information they need to raise a happy, healthy pet. All books contain information on:
Finally, a book with a contemporary approach to your pet that emphasizes total care, training and companionship! You'll not only discover the specific traits of Conures, you'll also learn what the world's like from your bird's perspective; how to feed and keep your bird healthy; and how to enjoy your Conure through training and activities you can do together. The Conure is written by an expert and includes personality traits and unique behaviors. It also addresses preventative health care, cage requirements, and nutritional requirements. Best of all, the book is filled with information-packed sidebars with fun facts that will enrich your interactions with your pet bird and make caring for it an easy and enjoyable experience.
Your Happy Healthy Pet
The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs—now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!
Outgoing, cheerful, inquisitive little acrobats, conures are entertaining companion birds. They're small in size, but big in personality. This guide helps you make your conure a part of your family, with information on:
Conures are often cuddly and almost always wonderfully affectionate, so you'll get a lot of love from your little feathered friend!
About the Author
JULIE RACH MANCINIgot her first pet, a parakeet named Charlie, when she was six, and had Sinbad, an African grey parrot with special needs, for ten years. She assisted in preparing the first issue of Birds USA and became editor of Bird Talk in 1992. She's a popular writer of pet-oriented materials.
Table of Contents
Part I: The World of the Conure.
Chapter 1: What Is a Conure?
The First Documented Conures.
Many Conure Species.
Chapter 2: All Types of Conures.
Queen of Bavaria Conure.
Chapter 3: Choosing the Right Conure for You.
Why Choose a Bird?
Where Will You Get Your Conure?
Bringing Your Conure Home.
Part II: Caring for Your Conure.
Chapter 4: Home Sweet Home.
Choosing a Cage.
What to Put in the Cage Tray.
Where to Put the Cage.
More to Buy.
Chapter 5: Everyday Care.
Be Alert to Health Problems.
Entertaining Your Conure.
Chapter 6: Feeding Your Conure.
A Balanced Diet.
The Pelleted Diet Option.
Chapter 7: Grooming Your Conure.
Conures Love Water.
If Your Conure Flies Away . . . .
Chapter 8: Keeping Your Conure Healthy.
Visiting the Veterinarian.
Conure Health Concerns.
Conure First Aid.
Medicating Your Conure.
Caring for Older Birds.
When Your Conure Dies.
Part III: Enjoying Your Conure.
Chapter 9: Your Conure’s Behavior.
Common Conure Behaviors.
Moving with a Conure.
Traveling with Your Bird.
Chapter 10: Having Fun with Your Conure.
Taming Your Conure.
The Trick to Training Your Conure.
Tricks to Teach Your Conure.
Appendix: Learning More About Your Conure.
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