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About the Book This friendly guide describes the birds that make the best pets, offers tips on bonding with a new feathered friend, and provides expert advice on feeding and environmental enrichment that will keep these intelligent pets engaged. Book Synopsis Your one-stop guide to caring for your avian companion 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. 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. Benefit from a full-color guide to pet birds Choose the right bird based on your budget and lifestyle Create a bird-friendly environment that minimizes noise and mess Bond with your winged pet If you're ready for your love of birds to take flight, this book has everything you need. From the Back Cover Choose the right bird for your lifestyle Keep your bird fit and healthy Bond with your feathered friend Let your love of birds take flight When you take a bird under your wing, you find out that they're intelligent, affectionate, and rewarding companions. But to keep them--and you--happily chirping, doing your homework is essential. This book shows you how to arrange the cozy environment and stimulating lifestyle that will keep you and your feathered friend perfectly in tune. From choosing the right bird for you to knowing how to keep your bird healthy and bonding with your avian companion, you'll find everything you need to be the wind beneath your bird's wings! Inside... Choose the best bird for you Understand avian biology Study and recognize species Know the science of feeding Find behavior solutions Decide whether to breed your bird Nurse a bird back to health Take care of multiple birds About the Author Brian L. Speer, DVM, is the owner and director of the Medical Center for Birds in Oakley, California, and an active member in and former president of the Association of Avian Veterinarians. Kim Campbell Thornton has been writing about animals since 1985 and is a recipient of multiple awards from the Cat Writers Association, Dog Writers Association of America, and American Society of Journalists and Authors. Gina Spadafori is the award-winning author of Dogs For Dummies and Cats For Dummies.
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