Breaking Bad Habits in Parrots: How Responsible and Sympathetic Parrot Care Can Prevent or Remedy Problem Behaviors

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An in-depth guide to overcoming common problem behaviors in parrots.

Parrots are among the most highly intelligent creatures kept as pets. They are capable of forming very close and rewarding relationships with their handlers. However, it takes a lot of time on a daily basis to ensure that the parrot is content and mentally stimulated. Otherwise, the unhappy bird may develop a repertoire of problem behaviors, such as biting, screaming and feather-plucking.

In this definitive reference book for the hundreds of thousands of parrot owners, a top parrot behavioral consultant explains how best to keep a captive bird in a domestic environment so that the pet will thrive, and reveals what to do to overcome and prevent problem behaviors.

This authoritative book is organized into the following sections:

  • Parrots in the Wild
  • Parrot Biology
  • Different Types of Parrots
  • Acquiring a Bird
  • Understanding Behavior
  • Training Your Bird
  • Your Parrot's Home
  • Preventing and Solving Behavioral Problems -- overcoming behaviors such as biting, screaming, self-mutilation, nervousness and destructiveness
  • Problem-solving.
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    This 'parrot bible' is a book parrot owners will not be able to put down. Breaking Bad Habits in Parrots supplies comprehensive information about the best way to keep and train these highly intelligent, beautiful and fascinating creatures. Answers are given to questions parrot keepers really ask, up-to-the-minute information is delivered along with essential 'must know' advice. The text is free of jargon, getting straight to the point. The book delivers advice in a way everynody can understand. Breaking Bad Habits in Parrots describes how best to keep a companion parrot in a domestic environment and explains what you can do to overcome any problem behaviours, such as screaming, self plucking, biting and destructive habits. With 250 colour cartoons and photos, a rainbow of Macaws, Conures, Lovebirds and many more are featured in this definitive book by top behaviour consultant Greg Glendell. A good book for all those parrot owners out there! --Pet Focus

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    In this definitive book, a top behaviour consultant describes how best to keep a companion parrot in a domestic environment and explains what you can do to overcome any problem behaviours, such as screaming, self-plucking, biting and destructive habits, that some birds may develop.

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