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Title:
Why does my bird do that? : a guide to parrot behavior
Author:
Mancini, Julie R. (Julie Rach)
Publication Information:
New York : Howell Book House, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xvi, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780876050118
Format :
Book

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Central Library SF473.P3 R328 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

The fact that many birds learn to talk (and know what they're saying!) is proof that birds are not just a pretty addition to the living room. Bird owners know that their pets have unique personalities and that they demonstrate their thoughts and feelings. This book explains why birds behave the way that they do, how to recognize behaviors that indicate boredom, stress or poor health and how to work with a pet bird to modify undesirable conduct.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1 Flock Behavior in the Wild and How It Applies in the Home
Chapter 2 Parrot Behavior Examined
Chapter 3 Normal Parrot Behaviors
Chapter 4 Behaviors that Indicate Illness
Chapter 5 Behaviors that Indicate Stress
Chapter 6 Behaviors that Indicate Boredom
Chapter 7 Breeding Behaviors
Chapter 8 Juvenile Behaviors
Chapter 9 Behaviors Every Bird Should Know
Chapter 10 Managing Undesirable Behaviors
Chapter 11 Will My Bird Talk?
Chapter 12 Behaviors Every Bird Owner Should Know
Appendix A Pet Bird Personalities
Appendix B Resources
Index

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