The Parrot Companion

The Parrot Companion

Caring for Parrots, Macaws, Budgies, Cockatiels & More

Book - 2006
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Discusses the most common breeds of parrots with a focus on choosing the right bird and keeping it healthy, including principal characteristics of each breed, tips on training, equipment, nutrition, and grooming.

Firefly Books Ltd

Quick access to comprehensive information and expert guidance for parrot owners.

Parrots are loved for their intelligence, sociability, longevity and humorous, almost-human characteristics. These same attractive qualities demand serious consideration and commitment when acquiring a parrot.

The Parrot Companion provides practical knowledge gained from an expert's decades of experience with these birds. The author examines the 25 most common breeds, which include Greys, Amazons, caiques, conures, cockatiels and budgerigars. The data for each one compare principal characteristics such as voice shrillness, mimicry and potential behavioral problems.

The author emphasizes responsible ownership, with a focus on choosing the right bird and keeping it happy and healthy. Topics include:

  • Socializing a parrot
  • Safety tips
  • Avoiding behavior problems
  • Finding an escaped bird
  • Step-by-step training
  • Trimming flight feathers vs. clipping wings
  • The right equipment
  • Feather plucking, biting and screaming
  • Feeding, nutrition, health and grooming
  • Re-homing a parrot.

This comprehensive reference is filled with color photos and will be welcomed by new and long-time parrot owners.


A well-illustrated guide to caring for 25 of the most common breeds of parrots with a focus on choosing the right bird and keeping it healthy. Includes principal characteristics of each breed, tips on training, equipment, nutrition and grooming.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, c2006
ISBN: 9781554071999
1554071992
Characteristics: 192 p. : col. ill., ports. ; 22 cm

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