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The complete bird owner's handbook

Author: Gary A Gallerstein; Heather Acker
Publisher: New York : Howell Book House ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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Text and illustrations discuss how to care for and raise healthy birds.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary A Gallerstein; Heather Acker
ISBN: 0876059035 9780876059036
OCLC Number: 28336639
Description: xxiv, 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Getting started --
Buying your bird --
Suggestions for selecting the right bird for you --
Your new bird --
Do's and don't's --
Health care --
Creating a happy environment --
Home safety, proper caging and travel tips --
Nutrition --
Feeding for health, vitality and longevity --
Baby birds --
Housing, feeding and weaning / Mike and Deb Morrison --
Well-mannered parrot / Christine Davis --
Restraint --
Catching and holding safely --
Grooming --
Feathers, nails and beak --
Medicine --
Anatomy and physiology --
Basics --
Home physicals --
In sickness and in health --
Emergencies --
Spills, thrills 'n' oops --
Diseases --
Aches, pains and problems --
Veterinary care --
Bird doctors, diagnostic testing and therapeutics --
Home care for the sick bird --
Basic first-aid measures --
Loss of a pet --
When the bond is broken --
Everything you always wanted to know about ... : a species guide / Betty Byers Schmidt --
Bird breeding --
Before getting started / Betty Byers Schmidt --
Environmentally friendly bird keeping --
Bird organizations and publications --
Avian research: the pet bird owner's role --
Weights and measures.
Other Titles: Bird owner's handbook.
Responsibility: Gary A. Gallerstein with Heather Acker.
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Text and illustrations discuss how to care for and raise healthy birds.

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