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Other titles in the Your Happy Healthy Pet Guides series:

The Conure (Owner's Guides to a Happy, Healthy Pet)

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Publisher Comments:

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:
  • feeding
  • grooming
  • housing
  • health care
  • what to expect from the pet
  • basic training
As our series expands and focuses on different kinds of pets, the emphasis remains on making the pet a companion. Owners of more unusual pets will particularly appreciate the expert advice in these books because professional care for exotic animals can be hard to come by. As always, the instruction in the books is from experts (people who know their pets intimately but always remember what it was like to have one the first time). Happy, Healthy Pet guides are rich with professional quality color photos and are designed to be enjoyable and easy to learn from.Conures are entertaining and agile birds with stunning colors. The unique characteristics of this bird have made them soar in popularity in recent years. Julie Rach, from Carlsbad, California, was an editor at Bird Talk magazine for several years.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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:

  • Choosing your conure
  • Creating a safe, stimulating home for your bird
  • Everyday care, including feeding and bathing
  • Clipping your conure's wings—why, when, and how
  • Training tips, from getting your conure comfortable with you to potty training to teaching tricks such as Ride in the Wagon, Nod Your Head, and Play Dead
  • Teaching your conure to talk

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.

Conure Characteristics.

Chapter 2: All Types of Conures.

Austral Conure.

Aztec Conure.

Black-Capped Conure.

Blue-Crown Conure.

Brown-Throated Conure.

Cactus Conure.

Cherry-Headed Conure.

Dusky Conure.

Finsch’s Conure.

Gold-Capped Conure.

Green-Cheeked Conure.

Half-Moon Conure.

Jenday Conure.

Maroon-Bellied Conure.

Maroon-Tailed Conure.

Mitred Conure.

Nanday Conure.

Patagonian Conure.

Peach-Fronted Conure.

Queen of Bavaria Conure.

Red-Fronted Conure.

Red-Throated Conure.

Slender-Billed Conure.

Sun Conure.

White-Eyed Conure.

Chapter 3: Choosing the Right Conure for You.

Why Choose a Bird?

Where Will You Get Your Conure?

Ownership Challenges.

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.

Household Hazards.

Nasty Fumes.

Other Pets.

Chapter 5: Everyday Care.

Be Alert to Health Problems.

Seasonal Needs.

Entertaining Your Conure.

Chapter 6: Feeding Your Conure.

A Balanced Diet.

Water.

Off Limits.

The Pelleted Diet Option.

Chapter 7: Grooming Your Conure.

Conures Love Water.

Nail Clipping.

Wing Trimming.

Tail Feathers.

Molting.

If Your Conure Flies Away . . . .

Chapter 8: Keeping Your Conure Healthy.

Avian Anatomy.

Feathers.

Avian Senses.

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.

Toilet Training.

Naughty Conures.

Talking Birds.

The Trick to Training Your Conure.

Tricks to Teach Your Conure.

Appendix: Learning More About Your Conure.

Some Good Books.

Magazines.

Online Resources.

Bird Clubs.

Other Organizations.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780876052266
Subtitle:
An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet
Author:
Rach, Julie
Author:
Mancini, Julie Rach
Author:
Rach Mancini, Julie
Publisher:
Howell Book House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Parrots
Subject:
Conures
Subject:
Pet Care / Birds
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 123.
Series:
Owner's Guides to a Happy, Healthy Pet
Series Volume:
38
Publication Date:
19980810
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.54x5.54x.52 in. .70 lbs.

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Product details 128 pages Howell Books - English 9780876052266 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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:

  • Choosing your conure
  • Creating a safe, stimulating home for your bird
  • Everyday care, including feeding and bathing
  • Clipping your conure's wings—why, when, and how
  • Training tips, from getting your conure comfortable with you to potty training to teaching tricks such as Ride in the Wagon, Nod Your Head, and Play Dead
  • Teaching your conure to talk

Conures are often cuddly and almost always wonderfully affectionate, so you'll get a lot of love from your little feathered friend!

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