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Polly wants a cracker! Or does she? These articles will show you to clean, feed, and train your birds.

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Finches For Dummies

Published 09-28-2021

<p><b>Explore the&nbsp;wide world of finches&nbsp;</b></p> <p><i>Finches&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;is your entry into the fascinating world of finches.&nbsp;Canaries are probably the most well-known type of finch, but&nbsp;finches are&nbsp;a&nbsp;widely diverse&nbsp;species of&nbsp;birds. They&nbsp;actually&nbsp;encompass&nbsp;several hundred different types of birds, including&nbsp;Gouldians, goldfinches,&nbsp;zebra&nbsp;finches,&nbsp;and&nbsp;owl finches.&nbsp;They also come in an amazing variety of shapes, colors, and sizes.&nbsp;Some&nbsp;are very vocal; some are not.&nbsp;How you care for your finch&nbsp;depends&nbsp;on&nbsp;its&nbsp;species, size, and temperament.&nbsp;But no need to stress.&nbsp;<i>Finches&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;is here to help&nbsp;you find the perfect feathered friend!&nbsp;</p> <p>This&nbsp;practical&nbsp;guide&nbsp;sets&nbsp;you up to&nbsp;become&nbsp;a responsible finch caretaker.&nbsp;Inside,&nbsp;you&rsquo;ll&nbsp;find&nbsp;information&nbsp;on:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Feeding your finches and keeping them healthy&nbsp;</li> <li>Choosing&nbsp;the ideal&nbsp;enclosure&nbsp;and supplies for your&nbsp;finches&nbsp;</li> <li>Adjusting to finch life with children or other pets&nbsp;</li> <li>Breeding your finches&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>With&nbsp;the advice and tips in&nbsp;<i>Finches&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>,&nbsp;you&nbsp;and your pet finches&nbsp;can&nbsp;maintain&nbsp;a&nbsp;fun and&nbsp;thriving&nbsp;relationship&nbsp;for a long time.&nbsp;If you&rsquo;re interested in adopting&nbsp;one of these amazing birds, pick up a copy!&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Parakeets For Dummies

Published 07-07-2021

<p><b>Tweet, tweet, parakeet! Your one-stop resource when you're ready to bring home a budgie</b></p> <p>There are lots of perks to owning a parakeet (also known as a budgie). This book introduces you to your beautiful budgie buddy and prepares you to give that bird a home that other avian companions will envy. Perfect for first-time bird owners and seasoned bird parents, <i>Parakeets For Dummies</i> offers expert advice on adopting a parakeet and introducing it to other fur or feathered babies you might have. You'll also discover the best way to groom and train your parakeet and learn how to teach it to talk. And when your feathered friend appears to be under the weather, you can turn to this book to identify the symptoms of illness and know what to look for when choosing a vet for your pet.</p> <ul> <li>Discover whether a parakeet is a good fit for your family, including any existing birds and other pets</li> <li>Construct a comfortable enclosure and prep your home so your bird can play safely</li> <li>Protect your parakeet from common dangers and avoidable illnesses</li> <li>Feed your parakeet a healthy and varied diet to ensure a long and healthy life</li> </ul> <p>This helpful handbook contains the latest tips and tools for parakeet care so your new family member will feel right at home right away.</p>

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Parrots For Dummies

Published 02-24-2021

<p><b>Repeat after me: Parrots aren&rsquo;t just for pirates!</b></p> <p>While parrots have a historical reputation for being a pirate's best friend, in the modern-day U.S.&mdash;where birds are the nation&rsquo;s third most popular household pet-thousands of landlubbers are in on the act! And that&rsquo;s not surprising&mdash;parrots are as affectionate, friendly, and fun to be with as a dog or cat. They are also relatively low-maintenance, with no rude 5 a.m. awakenings with demands for food or punishing walks.</p> <p>Renowned avian care and behavior consultant Nikki Moustaki is your friendly guide to the colorful world of this intelligent and chatty pet. In this book, you'll be introduced to the vibrant diversity of the parrot world, which covers a wide variety of Psittacidae family members, including macaws, cockatiels, and parakeets. You'll also learn the best ways to choose, care for, and love your resplendently feathered companion.</p> <ul> <li>Pick your perfect parrot</li> <li>Devour the latest on nutrition</li> <li>Tame and train</li> <li>Make the perfect home</li> </ul> <p>Whether you're just setting out in the parrot world or are a seasoned voyager on the parrot-y seas, this 2nd edition of <i>Parrots For Dummies</i> has something for you and your pet&mdash;and will repay the hard-won pirate gold you spent on it a thousand times over!</p>

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Birds For Dummies

Published 01-07-2021

<p><b>Your one-stop guide to caring for your avian companion</b></p> <p>Pet birds are intelligent, affectionate, and rewarding companions. No matter what bird you choose, you need to set up a happy home for him with the right stuff. You also need to keep your bird healthy by performing routine care and knowing what a healthy bird looks like and how he behaves.</p> <p>This friendly guide describes the birds that make the best pets, explains how to select the bird that's best for you, offers tips on bonding with your feathered friend, and provides expert advice on feeding and environmental enrichment that will keep these intelligent pets engaged.</p> <ul> <li>Benefit from a full-color guide to pet birds</li> <li>Choose the right bird based on your budget and lifestyle</li> <li>Create a bird-friendly environment that minimizes noise and mess</li> <li>Bond with your winged pet</li> </ul> <p>If you&rsquo;re ready for your love of birds to take flight, this book has everything you need.</p>

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Birds For Dummies

Published 09-10-1999

From finches and canaries to conures and macaws, this friendly guide describes the species that make the best pets, explains how to select the bird who's best for you, offers tips on bonding with your feathered friend, and provides expert advice on feeding and grooming.

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