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Other titles in the Your Happy Healthy Pet Guides series:

Budgie: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet (Owner's Guides to a Happy, Healthy Pet)

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Publisher Comments:

The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs—now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

Whoever coined the term "birdbrained" wasn't familiar with parakeets. They're smart as well as funny and entertaining. This guide helps you with everything from preparing for and choosing a parakeet to teaching it to talk and perform tricks. It covers:

  • Details on setting up a healthy home for your pet
  • Everyday care, including feeding and grooming
  • Veterinary care and common health problems
  • Normal parakeet behaviors
  • Parakeets and children

Parakeets can live up to eighteen years. That's a lot of companionship from a colorful little character who will undoubtedly find a perch in your heart.

Synopsis:

Describes the physical characteristics and behavior of budgerigars, and provides information on selecting and caring for them.

Synopsis:

At last, a book about your pet that emphasizes total care, training and companionship! You'll not only learn about the specific traits of your budgie, you'll also learn what the world's like from your budgie's point of view; how to feed and keep your bird healthy; and how to enjoy your pet through training and activities you can do together. The Budgie is written by a bird expert and includes the latest information on diet, preventive care and emergency treatment. Just as importantly, The Budgie also addresses ways to keep your budgie happy and mentally stimulated. Best of all, this book is filled with info-packed sidebars and fun facts to make caring for your pet bird easy and enjoyable.

Synopsis:

The Budgerigar (Budgie) was rated "America's #1 Bird" by Bird Talk magazine (July 1996). Written by Bird Talk's editor, this book has the latest care information.

About the Author

Birds have been an important part of Julie Rach Mancini’s life ever since her father built a window shelf to feed pigeons as mealtime entertainment for her when she was a toddler. Her parents got her first bird, a parakeet named Charlie, when she was six, and she kept a special African grey parrot named Sindbad for more than ten years. Professionally, her interest in birds began to combine with her love of writing when the editors of Pet Health Newsasked her to write about bird health in 1988. She assisted in the preparation of the first issue of Birds USA, a successful annual publication aimed at the first-time pet bird owner, and became managing editor, then editor, of Bird Talkin 1992. Julie has been a freelance writer since 1997, with pets as her primary focus.

Table of Contents

Part I:The World of the Parakeet.

Chapter 1:What Is a Parakeet?

Parakeet Basics.

Why Choose a Bird?

Parakeets and Children.

Chapter 2:The Parakeet’s History.

Birdkeeping Through the Ages.

The Parakeet’s Background.

Why Is the Parakeet So Popular?

Chapter 3:Choosing Your Parakeet.

Where Will You Get Your Parakeet?

Choosing the Right Parakeet.

Signs of Good Health.

Bringing Your Parakeet Home.

Part II:Caring for Your Parakeet.

Chapter 4:Home Sweet Home.

Choosing a Cage.

Setting up the Cage.

Location, Location.

More to Buy.

Safety Around the House.

Chapter 5:Everyday Care.

Be Alert to Health Indicators.

Cleaning the Cage.

Seasonal Needs.

Traveling with Your Bird.

Chapter 6:Feeding Your Parakeet.

A Healthy Diet.

Don’t Feed These to Your Bird!

Sharing People Food.

The Pelleted Diet Option.

Introducing New Foods.

Grit.

Supplements.

What About Water?

Chapter 7:Grooming Your Parakeet.

Preening.

Bathing.

Nail Trimming.

Wing Trimming.

Molting.

Wing Trimming Step by Step.

If Your Bird Escapes.

Are Mite Protectors Necessary?

Chapter 8:Keeping Your Parakeet Healthy.

Avian Anatomy.

Parakeet Senses.

Visiting the Veterinarian.

Signs of Illness.

Medicating Your Parakeet.

Alternative Health Treatments.

Parakeet Health Concerns.

Parakeet First Aid.

Your Parakeet’s First-Aid Kit.

Can You Catch Avian Flu from Your Bird?

Caring for Older Birds.

When Your Parakeet Dies.

Part III:Enjoying Your Parakeet.

Chapter 9:Parakeet Behavior.

Common Parakeet Behaviors.

Stress.

Chapter 10:Having Fun with Your Parakeet.

Taming Your Parakeet.

Toilet Training.

Naughty Parakeets.

Will My Parakeet Talk?

Tricks to Teach Your Parakeet.

Appendix:Learning More About Your Parakeet.

Books.

Magazines.

Online Resources.

Bird Clubs.

Pet Loss Resources.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780876055007
Subtitle:
An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet
Author:
Rach, Julie
Author:
Rach Mancini, Julie
Author:
Mancini, Julie R.
Author:
Mancini, Julie Rach
Publisher:
Howell Book House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Budgerigar
Subject:
Pet Care / Birds
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 125-126
Series:
Owner's Guides to a Happy, Healthy Pet
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19970317
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.54x5.51x.61 in. .69 lbs.

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Product details 128 pages Howell Books - English 9780876055007 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Describes the physical characteristics and behavior of budgerigars, and provides information on selecting and caring for them.
"Synopsis" by , At last, a book about your pet that emphasizes total care, training and companionship! You'll not only learn about the specific traits of your budgie, you'll also learn what the world's like from your budgie's point of view; how to feed and keep your bird healthy; and how to enjoy your pet through training and activities you can do together. The Budgie is written by a bird expert and includes the latest information on diet, preventive care and emergency treatment. Just as importantly, The Budgie also addresses ways to keep your budgie happy and mentally stimulated. Best of all, this book is filled with info-packed sidebars and fun facts to make caring for your pet bird easy and enjoyable.
"Synopsis" by , The Budgerigar (Budgie) was rated "America's #1 Bird" by Bird Talk magazine (July 1996). Written by Bird Talk's editor, this book has the latest care information.
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