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Birds For Dummies

By Gina Spadafori   |   Published On: Sep 1, 1999
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Every bird owner could benefit from the information covered in the Wiley Birds For Dummies. Complete with a full-color guide to pet birds, this friendly guide describes the species 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 grooming. It even tells you how to choose the right bird based on your budget and lifestyle, how to create a bird-friendly environment that minimizes noise and mess and how to bond with your feathered friend—and it’s all conveyed in a clear, concise and understandable manner.

About the Author

Gina Spadafori is the pet-care columnist for the Universal Press Syndicate and the award-winning author of Dogs For Dummies and Cats For Dummies. Brian L. Speer, DVM, Dipl. ABVP ECAMS, is president of the Association of Avian Veterinarians.

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  • Dimensions
    9.2 x 7.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Weight
    1.2 pounds
  • ISBN-13
  • Series
    For Dummies
  • ISBN-10
  • Subject
    Pet Birds
  • Pages
  • Format
  • Author
    Gina Spadafori, Brian L. Speer
  • Publication Date
    Sep 1, 1999
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Table of Contents


Part I: Which Bird For You?

  • Chapter 1: Birds and Humans: It's Only Natural!
  • Chapter 2: Narrowing the Choices.
  • Chapter 3: A Bird of Your Own.

Part II: Caring for your Bird Properly.

  • Chapter 4: All the Right Stuff.
  • Chapter 5: Starting Your Bird Off Right.
  • Chapter 6: The New Art, Science, and Fun of Feeding Birds Right. *Chapter 7: Beyond Food and Water: Bird Basics.

Part III: Keeping your Bird Healthy.

  • Chapter 8: How Birds Work: The Short Course.
  • Chapter 9: A Preventive Care Approach to Your Bird's Health.
  • Chapter 10: Your Bird in Sickness - and Back to Health.
  • Chapter 11: Lifelong Care for Your Bird.

Part IV: Living Happily with your Bird.

  • Chapter 12: Getting to ""Good Bird!"": Dealing with Behavior Problems.
  • Chapter 13: Living in a Multiple-Bird Household.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

  • Chapter 14: Ten Bird Myths Debunked!
  • Chapter 15: Ten Steps to a Healthy Bird.
  • Chapter 16: Ten Questions to Ask When Buying a Bird.
  • Chapter 17: Ten Must-See Avian Web Sites.
  • Chapter 18: Ten Best Birds for Beginners.
  • Chapter 19: Ten Common Dangers to Your Bird's Life.
  • Chapter 20: Ten Disaster-Planning Tips for Bird-Lovers.
  • Chapter 21: Ten Classic Bird Jokes (Just the Clean Ones).

Appendix: Additional Resources


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