African Grey Parrots: Everything About History, Care, Nutrition, Handling, and Behavior (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)
African Grey Parrots: Everything About History, Care, Nutrition, Handling, and Behavior (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)

 
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African Greys have a deserved reputation for extreme intelligence and ability to repeat words. They make fascinating pets and companions. Books in the Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series present basic information about pets for new or soon-to-be owners. Advice and instruction covers feeding, housing, health care, training, grooming, protection against hazards, and more. Texts emphasize pet care basics and are easy for all readers to understand, but most titles also present facts that even experienced pet owners and breeders will find new and useful. All books in this series are filled with high quality full-color photos and instructive line art. Length averages between 64 and 104 pages.

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  • Barrons African Grey Parrots

Customer Reviews:

  • A must read
    This little book is packed with information about how to care for, and be a good companion to, the incredibly intelligent African Grey parrot. It's a very good how-to with lots of advice and information - and more importantly, for those considering bringing one of these amazing birds into their families, it provides a good synopsis about the nature of the lifetime commitment that comes with that decision.

    So please - if you're a new Grey owner, or just thinking about buying one, pick up this book. You'll be glad you did....more info
  • THE BEST COMPENDIUM OF PARROT INFO OUT THERE
    I have worked with parrots for 16 years, starting as a pet lover and ending up as a professional interspecies communication researcher. This book is the BEST book there is in terms of the range and depth of useful information in it. I have looked at or read all of the books on parrots out there. Most of the books about them that petstores sell are ridiculous descriptive essays without the in-depth information you need to know to deal with real life situations. This book is one of the few to give a comprehensive range of information not only about parrot care, but also about ongoing interactions, how to train your parrot to do all sorts of things, instinctual parrot body language, and even how to help a parrot preen its feathers...I wish I had had this book when I first got a bird--it would have saved me a lot of time, and even spared me from a painful bite or two as I learned some of what she teaches the hard way. I ended up having to learn a lot of this stuff on my own over many years of painstaking observation, whereas the writer is able to summarize things in a clear and simple to understand way. Maggie is obviously a very dedicated lover of African Gray parrots, and has not only done her own in depth observations but has also done a lot of homework and researched everything a pet owner would need to know. This book not only gives tips on how to deal with the day-to-day business of keeping a parrot well and happy, it also gives more information to help you take your relationship with your parrot beyond what the typical pet-owner can imagine. There are great tips here for helping to develop a more mutual engagement, communication, and understanding with these highly intelligent animals. I think it should be required reading for anyone interested in living with a parrot, and if I could recommend just one book this would be it....more info
  • Good basic info.
    As a new parrot owner and novice African Grey mom, I was looking for a book to give me an overview. This book does the trick. It goes over basic African Grey characteristics, grooming, housing, etc. If you're new to Greys, I strongly recommend this as a beginner book....more info
  • Kim Bloomer, co-author Whole Health for Happy Dogs
    I recently read Maggie's book and was very delighted with it. I have never owned a bird, but have always been fascinated by them. This book really put some things in perspective for a complete novice on the nature of these birds. I think it is a very good guide for those of us who know absolutely nothing about them but would like to. Maggie was recently a guest on our online radio show and it was wonderful to hear her birds talking in the background as we spoke and listen to her share her complete love of and admiration for these wonderful birds.

    This book has beautiful photography to go along with Maggie's simple to understand and implement writing in this book and I highly recommend it.
    ...more info
  • Great parrots
    Book give us all knowledge to start take care of african grey parrots.

    Very good Book...more info
  • Read before buying a Grey
    I was set on buying an African Grey so I purchased this book in advance. It has wonderful specific information on Greys. I haven't read any other books specifically written about Greys, but this book convinced me that a Grey was not for me. It helped me to realize that this type of parrot was too much for me to handle. Great book to read prior to buying a African Grey for the first time...or for the new owner....more info
  • A must read
    This little book is packed with information about how to care for, and be a good companion to, the incredibly intelligent African Grey parrot. It's a very good how-to with lots of advice and information - and more importantly, for those considering bringing one of these amazing birds into their families, it provides a good synopsis about the nature of the lifetime commitment that comes with that decision.

    So please - if you're a new Grey owner, or just thinking about buying one, pick up this book. You'll be glad you did....more info
  • A must read book for all grey owners
    Maggie Wright's book is an absolute must read for all African Grey owners, from novice through intermediates. The information is up-to-date and is very informative for all kinds of situations and is excellent to have on hand for referencing as situations occur. I also found some of the recipe ideas to be very helpful which are great guidelines to feed your grey the best possible diets. Think of a grey as a bird that needs stimulation, love, and variety (as the book details) and you will have an awesome grey on your hands. If you are contemplating a grey, have a new grey in your house, or want to improve the relationship with your long-term grey, this book is for you. We are very pleased with how it has helped us with our 16 week old African grey, Jocosa. We've purchased what matters most for a happy, healthy bird when we got our grey at 12 weeks. It has been the best month of our lives and this book helped guide us toward that happiness. Many kudos.

    Todd and Sandra Moore

    Staten Island, New York...more info

  • VERY GOOD BOOK
    It is a great book, answering everything an owner has to know for an African Grey parrot....more info
  • A must have manual for African Grey owners.
    To my mind this is the DEFINITIVE handbook for those who want to know an answer to a 'why does my bird do that?' type of question.

    Because of Maggie Wright's information, I am beginning to understand my bird's body language better.

    This book is down to earth and realistic without being self-conscious and lofty-minded....more info

  • THE BEST COMPENDIUM OF PARROT INFO OUT THERE
    I have worked with many parrots, starting as a pet owner and ending up as a professional interspecies communication researcher. This book is the BEST book out there in terms of the range and depth of useful information in it. Most of the books on parrots that petstores sell are ridiculous descriptive essays without the in-depth information you need to know to deal with real life situations. This book is one of the few to give a range of information not only about parrot care, but also about interactions, how to train, parrot body language, etc...I wish I had had this book when I first got a bird. I ended up having to learn a lot of this stuff on my own over years of painstaking observation. Maggie is obviously a dedicated lover of African Gray parrots, and has not only done her own in depth observations but has also researched everything a pet owner would need to know. This book gives more information to help you take your relationship with your parrot beyond what the typical pet-owner can imagine, giving tips for developing a more mutual engagement, communication, and understanding. I think it should be required reading for anyone interested in living with a parrot....more info
  • Adequate book for parrot enthusiasts
    This is an adequate book and a good value for the money. The color prints make it a good buy so don't hesitate to buy it as a gift for a youngster.

    Still, THE AFRICAN GREY PARROT HANDBOOK, and KEEPING AFRICAN GREY PARROTS are far better in every respect for those adults among you.

    Buy AFRICAN GREY PARROTS for your loved one. It's well worth the eight dollars! But buy KEEPING AFRICAN GREY PARROTS, or THE AFRICAN GREY PARROT HANDBOOK for YOURSELF!...more info

  • well .. what Can I say lol
    Amazon is a very Good service .. no waiting around ;)
    an this book ha ha was very Nice only problem was so Nice I Ordered it twice an sent a copy to Mother as We both have African Grey Parrots an She said Richard
    .. thats the Book I already sent to You
    so Yes very Nice Book ! ...more info
  • well .. what Can I say lol
    Amazon is a very Good service .. no waiting around ;)
    an this book ha ha was very Nice only problem was so Nice I Ordered it twice an sent a copy to Mother as We both have African Grey Parrots an She said Richard
    .. thats the Book I already sent to You
    so Yes very Nice Book ! ...more info
  • Great parrots
    Book give us all knowledge to start take care of african grey parrots.

    Very good Book...more info

 

 
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