Parrots are among the most highly intelligent creatures that we routinely keep as pets, and they are capable of forming very close and rewarding relationships with their handlers. However, a parrot keeper must be prepared to devote quite a lot of time every day to his or her bird to ensure that it is content and mentally stimulated. An unhappy bird may easily develop a repertoire of problem behaviours, such as biting, screaming, feather plucking and nervousness. In this definitive book, a top behaviour consultant explains how best to keep a captive bird in a domestic environment and reveals what you can do to overcome any problem behaviours that your bird may already have developed. The book is divided into four sections: Parrots in the Wild covers the social and flocking behaviour of wild birds, birth and the growth to maturity, and species differences. The Science of Behaviours covers the language of parrots, typical behaviours and how to modify behaviour through training. Training to Avoid Bad Habits covers how to train a bird using positive reinforcement techniques to obey a variety of commands, such as 'Step Up', Step Down', Come to me', 'Fly off me', 'Take This' and 'Drop That'. Breaking Bad Habits covers how to overcome behavioural problems, such as biting and aggression, screaming, self-plucking and self-mutilation, nervousness, and destructiveness. The ideal book for all parrot owners.Revue de presse :
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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Description du livre Interpet Publishing, 2007. Hardcover. État : Good. Gift note inside the book. Good items may show signs of prior usage and have cover and corners worn, but items is in good overall condition inside and out. May contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. N° de réf. du libraire mon0001281148