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The lovebird handbook
Appleyard, Vera.
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Publication Information:
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, [2001]

Physical Description:
135 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 21 cm
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Central Library SF473.L6 A66 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Central Library SF473.L6 A66 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Lovebirds are social birds, but it is a myth that they must always be kept in pairs as a tame single bird can make a wonderul companion. Keeping healthy, contented lovebirds require dedicated care. Designed and illustrated much like Barron's Pet Owner's Manuals, this handbook has more pages, even more photos, and more fully detailed pet care advice and instruction. Pet owners and people who plan to acquire a pet will find information on health care, feeding, and housing--and where applicable, on grooming and training. All photos are top quality and in full color. Many of the titles in this series also feature instructive line illustrations.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
1. Agapornis: The Jewels of Africap. 1
Natural Historyp. 1
Lovebirds as Pets Todayp. 2
Lovebirds in Aviariesp. 6
Exhibition Lovebirdsp. 7
2. Picking a Petp. 9
Main Considerationsp. 9
The Myth About Pairsp. 11
Weaned vs. Unweanedp. 12
Hand-fed Is Not Enoughp. 12
A Big Parrot in a Small Packagep. 14
Male vs. Femalep. 14
Finding Quality Birdsp. 16
Health Guaranteesp. 16
Questions to Askp. 18
Recognizing Signs of Illnessp. 18
Preparing for the New Arrivalp. 19
Quarantine Practicesp. 22
3. General Carep. 25
Diet and Nutritionp. 25
Bathing and Groomingp. 28
Cleanlinessp. 30
Emergency Preparednessp. 31
Exercise and Amusementp. 34
4. Avian Healthp. 39
The Avian Veterinarianp. 39
Choosing a Veterinarianp. 41

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