Birds Off the Perch

Birds Off the Perch

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You love your pet bird, even when he misbehaves, but how can you train him with compassion? Birds off the Perch proves that rewarding good behavior is kinder and more effective than traditional discipline through punishment. This revolutionary approach combines the expertise of an animal behaviorist, a companion parrot consultant and a veterinarian who use qfamily therapy techniquesq -- such as learning to respect the bird's boundaries and viewing sibling rivalry in a broad, environmental context -- to help you change the mischievous behavior of domesticated birds, including: a€c Biting or aggression a€c Screaming a€c Sibling/bird rivalry a€c Jealousy toward its human flock members, and a€c Feather plucking With additional chapters on choosing the right species for your family, breeding behavior and the appropriate medical care for your bird, Birds off the Perch is the only guide you'll need to keep your pet birds healthy and happy.126 tently attacks another bird in your household, he will then continue such attacks if you dona#39;t act to discourage this behavior. ... And to prevent the troublernaker from attacking its sibling bird, give your jealous bird attention and play activities at other times ... Place his cage near a window so he can watch birds outside.

Title:Birds Off the Perch
Author:Larry Lachman, Diane Grindol, Frank Kocher
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2003-03-18


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