This expanded new edition of a popular parrot-training book explains parrot psychology and discusses the ways in which parrot owners can apply it to solve behavior problems. The author cites the most common problems–screaming, biting, and feather-chewing–and tells how to remedy them. She also stresses the need for periodic reinforcement of desirable parrot behavior traits and advises on many aspects of good parrot care, including proper nutrition and providing the bird with steady companionship. The text is complemented with many attractive and instructive color photos and line art.
- Made by Barron’s Publishing
- Model Number 3667
A “Must” for Parrot Owners I have just purchased and read the Second Edition of “Guide to a Well-Behaved Parrot” by Mattie Sue Athan. I had owned and used the First Edition of GTAWBP for years, until some erstwhile “friend” borrowed it and never returned it. I won’t make that mistake again.
Essential equipment! Mattie Sue Athans’ “Guide to a Well Behaved Parrot” is honestly an essential piece of equipment for anyone keeping companion parrots. If you have a cage, dishes for food and water, appropriate toys and a real desire to live in peace and harmony with your companion bird, your next purchase should be this book. At under $10.00, it may just be the best money you will every spend on your bird.
Essential Reading for Everyone who has or wants a parrot This book is absolutely essential for anyone who has a companion parrot or is contemplating getting one. The author provides practical advice and behavioral techniques and interventions that are based upon her own years of experience as well as solid behavioral science. As a clinician trained in behavior modification with humans, I found this book as well as her others absolutely essential reading for anyone who lives with a parrot. I refer to them on a regular basis and can honestly say that they have helped me enormously with my 4 rescue birds. Parrots live a long time-50 or more years for some species. It is important that a proactive and preventive approach be taken so that our lives with them are harmonious and joyful. This book offers solutions for biting, screaming, and just about every problem one may encounter with a companion parrot. I couldn’t recommend a book more highly. Get it and you won’t be sorry.