Why Does My Bird Do That? A Guide to Parrot Behavior (Second Edition)
by Julie Rach Mancini
This extensively updated edition of the popular guide to parrot behavior focuses on today’s domestic-bred birds. Not only will you learn why your bird does some strange things, you’ll also discover positive techniques you can use to modify those behaviors. You’ll get the latest information on: Normal behavior in young, mature, and senior parrots; species-specific behavior of African greys, Amazons, cockatiels, cockatoos, conures, eclectus parrots, and parakeets (budgies); behaviors that indicate illness, stress, or boredom; and caring for, training, and disciplining your bird. You’ll learn why your bird does strange things and discover positive techniques for modifying those behaviors. You’ll get information on training and caring for your bird, normal behavior, and species-specific behavior. So don’t let your feathers get ruffled by a headstrong, beakstrong bird. With this book, you’ll learn how to develop a mutually rewarding relationship with your bird that will last for many years.
Pages: 256 pp. Published: 2006 Illustrations: Black/white photos and charts Binding: Paperback