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Good Bird! A Guide to Solving Behavioral Problems in Companion Parrots!: by Barbara Heidenreich (Author)
A professional in animal behavior has created an easy-to-read step-by-step guide that uses positive reinforcement for teaching your parrot acceptable behavior. This book will help you deal with screaming, biting, feather-picking, bonding, and other difficult parrot behaviors.
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Parrot Sense: by John Doole (Author)
How to protect your bird from aviculturists, nutritionists and the merely expert! Filled with practical advice on birdkeeping. Refreshingly original and funny.
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Good Bird! A Guide to Solving Behavioral Problems in Companion Parrots!: by Barbara Heidenreich (Author)
Good Bird! A Guide to Solving Behavioral Problems in Companion Parrots!: by Barbara Heidenreich (Author) (9781895270273)

Chapters include Preparing the Companion Parrot Owner, Screaming, Biting, Bonding to One Person, Cage Bound Bird, and Feather Picking.

Training is a form of teaching. The companion parrot learns when the trainer positively reinforces (or rewards) each small step the subject takes towards the desired behavior. Using the principles described in training, it becomes easy to teach birds what is the desired response. The beauty of training using positive reinforcement is that it works! In this book the author prepares the trainer in the first chapter. She then describes some typical problem behavior scenarios experienced by companion parrot owners. She then provides an explanation as to why the behavior may be occurring and offers a step-by-step explanation of how to address the problem behavior using training techniques based on positive reinforcement.

Barbara Heidenreich has been a professional in the field of animal behavior since 1990. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology she began her career teaching birds to present natural behaviors in zoos. In her fourteen years of working for various zoos, companies, and as an independent consultant, Barbara has been involved in the production of over fifteen different free flight bird presentations. Currently the President Elect of the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators she is now a private animal training consultant working with zoological parks, nature centers, and the companion parrot community. Barbara hopes everyone can experience that truly rewarding relationship that can happen when animals are trained using positive reinforcement.

Product Details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Avian Publications (June 30, 2004)  
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos  
  • ISBN-10: 1895270278
  • ISBN-13: 978-1895270273
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g

Contents:

1.  Preparing the Companion Owner
2.  Screaming
3.  Biting
4.  Bonding to One Person
5.  Cage Bound Bird
6.  Feather Picking
7.  Final Thoughts
8.  About the Author
9.  Acknowledgements
10.  Recommended Resources on Parrot Behavior and Behavior Modification

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A professional in animal behavior has created an easy-to-read step-by-step guide that uses positive reinforcement for teaching your parrot acceptable behavior. This book will help you deal with screaming, biting, feather-picking, bonding, and other difficult parrot behaviors.
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$19.99
Parrot Sense: by John Doole (Author)
Parrot Sense: by John Doole (Author) (9781895270143)

How to protect your bird from aviculturists, nutritionists, and the merely expert! Filled with practical advice on birdkeeping. Refreshingly original and funny. 

"These days we see the publications of more and more specialist parrot titles, ie, those covering one group, such as cockatoos, or one aspect, such as hand-rearing. The more specialized a title, the less space it usually devotes to the basics of parrot keeping. Many of these basics had to be learned the hard way - and the birds were the losers. But this wonderful book from the often - amusing pen of John Doole concentrates almost totally on the basics with a text which is liberally sprinkled with delightful an witty sketches. Not only is it fun to read - it sis completely filled with practical l advice with coverage of each subject (from which kind o water to give your birds to ringing chicks) which is perhaps more thorough than than contained in any other parrot book I have read. Neither does it suffer from hackneyed repetition; it is refreshingly original.

Many parrots are destined to benefit from this book at a time when it is increasingly important than high standards of care should become universal for captive parrots, many of which are threatened with extinction in the wild." -- Foreword by Rosemary Low , Gran Canaria 1992.

Product Details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Silvio Mattacchione & Co (1993)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Black/white drawings by author
  • ISBN-10: 1895270146
  • ISBN-13: 978-1895270143
  • Product Dimensions: 27.3 x 21.2 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 601 g

Contents:

1.  Acknowledgements
2.  Foreward
3.  Introduction
4.  The Philosophy of Birdkeeping
5.  Nutrition
6.  Management
7.  Housing for Success
8.  Breeding
9.  Diseases
10.  Accidents
11.  Pets
12.  Exhibiting

13. Epilogue
14. Magazines
15. About the Publisher

How to protect your bird from aviculturists, nutritionists and the merely expert! Filled with practical advice on birdkeeping. Refreshingly original and funny.
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$39.99
$59.99
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