Parrots For Dummies
Whether you are just thinking about buying a parrot or you’ve had parrots for years, Parrots for Dummies is full of helpful information about how to be the best parrot guardian you can be. Parrots for Dummies is packed full of useful tips, hints, reminders, and warnings about everything related to parrots and their care, including:
- Picking a parrot
- Bringing a new parrot home
- Parrot behavior made simple
- Taming and training your bird
- Travel tips
Author Nikki Moustaki, avian care and behavior consultant and author of Parakeets for Dummies, gives you all of her experienced advice about owning, caring for, and loving parrots. She draws on her professional knowledge as well as her personal familiarity with the bird to show you how to make the most of your parrot-guardian relationship. She includes information on:
- Purchasing and adopting a parrot
- Proper housing and food
- Parrot illnesses and diseases
- Correcting behavioral problems
- Living in a multiple parrot household
- Breeding and showing parrots
In addition to all the help and guidance, Parrots for Dummies comes with a full-color insert with pictures of over 25 different kinds of parrots to help you choose a new pet that catches your eye or find your existing pet’s nearest relation. So whether you’re buying your first parrot or looking for some advice about an old friend, Parrots for Dummies has something for you.
Part I: Your Wild Child: Introducing the Parrot.
Chapter 1: Meet the Parrots.
Chapter 2: Expectations of a Companion Parrot.
Chapter 3: Choosing the Right Companion.
Chapter 4: Purchasing and Adopting a Parrot.
Part II: Bringing Home Your New Parrot.
Chapter 5: A House to Call Home: Choosing Proper Housing.
Chapter 6: Let’s Go Shopping! Avian Supplies and Accessories.
Chapter 7: Bringing Home Birdy: Introductions and Parrot-Proofing Your Home.
Part III: Caring for Your Parrot.
Chapter 8: Eating Like a Bird: Proper Parrot Nutrition.
Chapter 9: Pretty Bird! Grooming Your Companion.
Chapter 10: In Sickness and in Health.
Part IV: Parrot Behavior Made Simple.
Chapter 11: Understanding Your Wild Child’s Instincts.
Chapter 12: Normal Companion Parrot Behaviors.
Chapter 13: Multiple Parrot Households.
Chapter 14: When Good Birds Go Bad.
Part V: Taming, Training, and Beyond.
Chapter 15: Bird Brains: Parrot Intelligence.
Chapter 16: Taming and Training Your Parrot.
Chapter 17: Breeding Parrots.
Chapter 18: In the Ring: Showing Your Parrot.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Things All Parrots Should Know.
Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Entertain Your Parrot.
Chapter 21: Ten + Travel Tips.