The Parrot: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet Hardcover – Dec 1 1996
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With The Parrot: An Owner?s Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet you will discover easy ways to provide the very best in care and training for your bird. An avian expert offers straightforward advice so that you can create a thriving relationship with your new family member.
The Parrot offers:
- Completely up-to-date resources, including top Web sites of interest to bird owners
- Information on choosing the best parrot for your lifestyle
- Ways to mentally stimulate and entertain your quizzical pet bird
- Advice on the best nutrition to keep your parrot healthy and long-lived
- Answers to your most pressing bird-behavior questions
- Full-color photographs of parrots in a variety of settings
About the Author
Arthur Freud has been a renowned presence in the world of aviculture since 1974. He is the former publisher of American Caged-Bird magazine and has written extensively on bird-related subjects.
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He gives information geared toward helping a prospective bird owner, decide which type of bird would be right for him or her, by giving general descriptions of habits, sizes & noise levels of some of the more commonly kept parrots. He has also provided good clear pictures of the birds that he profiled.
The chapter on housing provides good information on cages, perches, dishes, toys and food. The next chapter goes into more detail on the food requirements of parrots.
Throughout the book, Mr. Freud has several little side boxes where he goes into more detail on a certain aspect of what he has written about.
This book has excellent information and tips for someone just thinking about obtaining a first bird, but it also has information that current bird owners would find interesting.
You can read it in less than an hour, but, considering that, it aptly conveys the very basics, as stated.