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Teaching your bird to talk

Author: Diane Grindol; Thomas Roudybush
Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, 2004.
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From two noted experts-the first in-depth book on teaching your bird to talk Teaching a bird to talk isn't as difficult as it may seem. In this easy-to-follow guide, avian experts Diane Grindol and Tom Roudybush reveal how you can communicate with your parrot far beyond ""hello"" and, in turn, understand what your bird is trying to communicate to you. Teaching Your Bird to Talk compiles an impressive amount of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Grindol, Diane.
Teaching your bird to talk.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Pub., ©2004
(DLC) 2003013398
(OCoLC)52519124
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Grindol; Thomas Roudybush
ISBN: 0764555774 9780764555770
OCLC Number: 56586957
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 244 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Teaching Your Bird to Talk --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Foreword --
Chapter 1: Keeping a Talking Bird --
IF YOU HAVE A BIRD --
IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BIRD --
BIRD CARE --
PROVIDING TOYS --
HOME ALONE --
VETERINARY CARE --
SAFETY ISSUES --
OTHER PETS --
POINTS TO REMEMBER --
Chapter 2: A Survey of Talking Bird Owners --
BIRDS TAKE THE INITIATIVE --
A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD ME (IN HER OWN VOICE!) --
CLARITY OF SPEECH --
TALKING PARROTS EXPRESS THEMSELVES --
PARROTS ARE PERFORMERS --
THERE'S NO GUARANTEE --
FIDS SAY THE DARNEDEST THINGS! --
PART OF THE FLOCK --
WHO'S TRAINING WHOM? --
YOUR TURN. THANK YOU! --
POINTS TO REMEMBER --
Chapter 3: People and Parrots --
BIRDS HAVE BEEN TALKING FOR CENTURIES --
ALL THE RAGE --
PARROTS IN THE UNITED STATES --
INTERSPECIES COMMUNICATION --
THE MOST TALKING BIRD IN THE WORLD --
POINTS TO REMEMBER --
Chapter 4: Where Sound Comes From --
THE AVIAN LUNG --
THE SYRINX --
HEARING --
THE BRAIN --
WHY BIRDS MAKE SOUNDS --
MIMICRY --
POINTS TO REMEMBER --
Chapter 5: The Call of the Wild --
VOCALIZATIONS OF WILD PARROTS --
BIRD CALLS --
FITTING INTO THE FLOCK --
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT --
REGIONAL DIFFERENCES --
WILD BIRD MIMICS. MAKING BEAUTIFUL MUSIC TOGETHER --
POINTS TO REMEMBER --
Chapter 6: Who Talks and Who Doesn't? --
THE BEST TALKING BIRDS --
SPECIES THAT DON'T TALK --
TALKING BIRDS WHO ARE NOT PARROTS --
FOOTEDNESS --
AGE --
TO MIMIC OR NOT TO MIMIC --
SHE WON'T TALK --
SHE WON'T STOP TALKING --
ASSESS YOUR GOALS --
POINTS TO REMEMBER --
Chapter 7: Pretty Polly Parrots Perfectly --
IT'S ONLY NATURAL --
IMITATION --
THE GOOD AND THE BAD --
SIMON SAYS --
ASSOCIATING WORDS WITH ACTIONS OR OBJECTS --
TALK THE TALK AND WALK THE WALK --
FOOD --
THINGS --
PEOPLE --
PETS --
HOME SCHOOLING IS IN VOGUE FOR PARROTS. GOOD BIRD! --
POINTS TO REMEMBER --
Chapter 8: Before You Start Talking Lessons --
TRICK TRAINING --
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION --
THE STAND --
REWARDS --
THE BRIDGE --
THE CUE FOR TALKING ON CUE --
TRAINING SESSIONS --
THE PET BIRD --
THE PET HUMAN --
POINTS TO REMEMBER --
Chapter 9: Parrots Jump Into the Conversation --
NEVER A DULL MOMENT! LIVING WITH TALKING PARROTS --
GREYS KEEP THE CONVERSATION MOVING --
COMING AND GOING --
THE DYNAMICS IN MULTI-BIRD HOUSEHOLDS --
MINDING THEIR P'S AND Q'S --
IT'S A BIRD'S LIFE --
IT'S ONLY NATURAL --
POINTS TO REMEMBER. Chapter 10: The Model/Rival Training Technique --
FIRST, YOU'LL NEED A BIRD --
YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE FRIENDS --
A PLACE TO WORK --
TOYS! --
DR. PEPPERBERG'S MODEL/RIVAL METHOD --
CORRECTING POOR BEHAVIORS --
ROLE REVERSAL --
PRACTICE --
HOW ARE YOU DOING? --
POINTS TO REMEMBER --
Chapter 11: Advanced Concepts --
THE BENEFIT OF " NO" --
PARROT PRIORITIES --
TOYS AND THEIR PROPERTIES --
STUFF HE GETS ON HIS OWN --
SOUNDS THAT DON'T SEEM TO MEAN ANYTHING --
EASY INCREASES IN VOCABULARY --
TESTING --
POINTS TO REMEMBER --
Chapter 12: Communicating and Playing With Your Bird.
Responsibility: Diane Grindol and Thomas Roudybush.
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From two noted experts-the first in-depth book on teaching your bird to talk Teaching a bird to talk isn't as difficult as it may seem. In this easy-to-follow guide, avian experts Diane Grindol and Tom Roudybush reveal how you can communicate with your parrot far beyond ""hello"" and, in turn, understand what your bird is trying to communicate to you. Teaching Your Bird to Talk compiles an impressive amount of background, training, and research regarding bird vocalizations, walking you step by step through the behavioral mechanics of training parrots to talk (as well.

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