The Companion Parrot Handbook is a remarkably complete, up-to-date guide for the parrot owner, including information on everything from the fundamentals of successful parrot keeping to valuable advice on preventing and solving behavioral problems. A sampling of topics covered include choosing a parrot, skills to teach a parrot, converting parrots to a healthier diet, what to do if a parrot flies away, and how to travel with a parrot. Ms. Blanchard provides excellent guidance, gained from over 20 years as an avian behavior consultant, regarding basic behavioral concepts and the methods that can be used to live long and happily with a companion parrot. Specifically, her information and techniques serve to build trust between parrots and their owners. Illustrations, done by both Sally Blanchard and Jeff Riebe, serve to help create an exceptionally humorous and insightful publication. This book is written so that it can be read in one of two ways. It can be read from start to finish or used as a reference to look up specific topics, such as "First Aid for Broken Blood Feathers", "Towel Training", or "Excessive Screaming". It is a "must have" for anyone who has a parrot in the home or who may be thinking of adopting a first parrot.
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"Are parrots complicated human companions? Not if you set a foundation of Nurturing Guidance. Sally Blanchard's Companion Parrot Handbook not only tells you what to do but also tells you why and how!"About the Author:
Sally Blanchard's name is one of the most well recognized among parrot lovers. This reputation is well deserved, for her contributions to our body of knowledge about the proper care and behavior of companion parrots have revolutionized our theories of how to live successfully and happily with our household birds. Early in her life, Sally combined her fascination with birds and her artistic abilities when she developed a career as a bird sculptor. As her focus shifted gradually to exotic birds, she made the transition into a full-time career working with parrots. Her first articles appeared in Bird Talk magazine in 1988. In 1991, she established the Pet Bird Information Council, Inc. and began publishing the "Pet Bird Report: The Companion Parrot Magazine". Since then, the PBR has provided parrot owners with the most current information on what it's really like to have parrots as day-to-day companions and how to do so successfully. For over two decades, Sally Blanchard's work with parrot behavior has shaped thinking, spurred debate and served to raise the standards for their keeping. Her approach to this has always been unique, as she encourages parrot owners to view their birds as sentient companions and to understand their roles as parrot caregivers. She was the first to emphasize the need to base all principles and practices on building trust between parrot and caregiver. Her information consistently inspires happier relationships between people and their parrots. Today, Sally shares her home in Alameda, California with several companion parrots, three dogs and two cats. She continues to publish the Pet Bird Report magazine and work as an avian behavior consultant. She is also currently working on other parrot-related books, one concerning the different parrot personality profiles, and the second focusing on African Greys.
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Descrizione libro Pet Bird Report, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P11096712980X
Descrizione libro Pet Bird Report, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX096712980X
Descrizione libro Pet Bird Report, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M096712980X