Teaching a bird to talk isn’t as difficult as it may seem. In this easy-to-follow guide, avian experts Diane Grindol & Tom Roudybush reveal how you can communicate with your parrot far beyond “hello” and understand what your bird is trying to communicate to you. This book compiles an impressive amount of background, training, and research regarding bird vocalizations, walking you step by step through the behavioral mechanics of training parrots to talk (as well as starlings, mynahs, and other birds). Whether you want your bird to mimic words, talk on cue, or have some understanding of what you are saying, this guide shows you the type of training you need to do with your bird. The book also takes a close look at the work of Dr. Irene Pepperberg.
Pages: 258 pp. Published: 2004 Illustrations: Black/white photos Binding: Softcover