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Parrots For Dummies

A book by Nikki Moustaki

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  • Feb 27, 2010
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Nikki is a wonderful proponent for using positive reinforcement and operant conditioning, but she's got pretty much everything in this book. I'm not a nutrition or health expert, but from what I know, I think she's got that covered in this book as well. Parrots for Dummies is a pretty exhaustive look at life with a psittacine. What's especially wonderful about Nikki's writing however, is that she is a poet -- and educated practiced writer which comes through in the warmth and easy reading of her words.

If you're a fan of the "For Dummies" books, you'll be able to follow the layout easily and ferret out whatever information you are looking for when you need it. Overall, I always recommend reading everything you can get your hands on, but this is a book that is a must for your shelf and as an ongoing reference in your life with your parrot(s).

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Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
my parrot didnt care for it much...he ate it
Quick Tip by . March 12, 2010
I always recommend this book to clients; Nikki does a fabulous job of covering everything you need to know about parrots.
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Parrots make a wonderful alternative to the traditional pet. They’re as loving, intelligent, companionable, and entertaining as a cat or a dog but they surpass them by far in many other ways. They don’t require walks around the block, they’re perfect for apartment living, most have long life spans, and they’re full of personality. Besides, when was the last time you saw a vibrant blue cat or had a conversation with a talking dog?

Whether you are just thinking about buying a parrot or you’ve had parrots for years, Parrots for Dummies is full of helpful information about how to be the best parrot guardian you can be. Parrots for Dummies is packed full of useful tips, hints, reminders, and warnings about everything related to parrots and their care, including:

  • Picking a parrot
  • Bringing a new parrot home
  • Parrot behavior made simple
  • Taming and training your bird
  • Travel tips

Author Nikki Moustaki, avian care and behavior consultant and author of Parakeets for Dummies, gives you all of her experienced advice about owning, caring for, and loving parrots. She draws on her professional knowledge as well as her personal familiarity with the bird to show you how to make the most of your parrot-guardian relationship. She includes information on:

  • Purchasing and adopting a parrot
  • Proper housing and food
  • Parrot illnesses and diseases
  • Correcting behavioral problems
  • Living in a multiple parrot household
  • Breeding and showing parrots

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ISBN-10: 0764583530
ISBN-13: 978-0764583537
Author: Nikki Moustaki
Genre: Home & Garden, Science
Publisher: For Dummies
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