Create a "home tweet home" for this colorful, lively bird This plain-English guide helps readers find the right parakeet and offers expert advice on feathering his nest, from setting up the cage and selecting foods to keeping messes at bay. Readers will discover how to groom a parakeet, recognize the symptoms of illness, and keep a parakeet safe from other pets. They will also see how to teach a parakeet to talk, understand parakeet behavior, and find an avian veterinarian.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Parakeets: More than Just Pretty, Whistling Birds.
Chapter 2: Is a Parakeet Your Perfect Companion?
Chapter 3: Finding and Selecting a Parakeet.
Chapter 4: Home Tweet Home: Preparing for Your Parakeet.
Chapter 5: Polly Want a Cracker? Caring for Your Parakeet.
Chapter 6: Come Here Often? Getting to Know Your Parakeet.
Chapter 7: Keeping Your Parakeet Healthy and Handling Emergencies.
Ten Facts About Parakeets.
Ten Fun and Informative Parakeet and Bird Web Sites.
Author: Nikki Moustaki (New York, NY), an avian care and behavior consultant, is the author of 12 books on bird care and behavior, including Finches For Dummies and Parrots For Dummies.