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From the tiny parakeet to the giant hyacinth macaw not all parrots place the same demands on their parents Parakeets conures cockatiels loriesthe parrot family consists of the most popular pet birds each offering keepers their unique characteristics and exotic beauty as well as their specific requirements Bird expert and author Carol Frishmann has written a must-have book for every parrot parent-to-be an all-in-one guide that will remain indispensable in every bird home regardless of the size trainability or personality of the feathered child More than a selection guide Parenting a Parrot offers all the information owners need to know about feeding caring for and training their chosen parrot Though both good talkers the eclectus parrot may be quieter than the cockatoo but hes not nearly as cuddly Parenting a Parrot tells owners what to expect from their parrots and how to get the most out of their avian companionsINSIDE THIS BOOKFinding and purchasing the ideal parrotDescriptions and needs of the most popular twenty parrot speciesComprehensive positive-reinforcement-based training chapter including trick training talking and training a flighted birdLiving with a parrot including establishing daily routine socializing housing home safety and cleanlinessThe parrots meal plan diets organic and natural options and special needsUnderstanding parrot behavior enrichment strategies and problem solvingGrooming health care first aid and senior careParenting tips highlighted in sidebars in each chapterLists of recommendations for best talkers quietest species trick experts beginners birds etcIncludes detailed species descriptions of these parrotsAfrican GreysAmazonsBourkes ParkeetsCaiquesCockatielsCockatoosConuresEclectusLineolated ParakeetsLories and LorikeetsLovebirdsMacawsParakeetsBudgiesParrotletsPionusPsittaculasQuaker ParakeetsSenegals and Other PoicephalusPlus Brotogeris Great-Bills Kakarikis Rosellas Hawk-Headed Parrots Vasa Parrots.

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Carol Frischmann

On the day Carol Frischmann learned to crawl, the family Doberman pinscher gripped her diapers with his teeth to prevent her tumble down a flight of stairs. Ever since, Carol, now a writer and educator, has been repaying her debt to creatures that fly, run, or slither on their bellies.

Carol has shared her love of nature as a high school science teacher, zoo lady, Audubon volunteer, and as a writer for magazines and newspapers.Graduated from Duke University with a degree in Science Education, Carol's website ThisWildLife.com is a news affiliate for Oregon Live, The Oregonian newspaper's web presence.

Books Carol has recently authored for TFH Publications that should go to press in 2013 include Pets 101: Cockatiels, Dogs 101: Dachshunds, and Doglife: Poodles.
A grumpy African Gray parrot and dog visitors of all sorts closely supervise Carol's work in her Portland, Oregon office.

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