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Bird Behavior & Training Books & DVDs

This is our selection of books and DVDs about the behavior and training of parrots and other birds. If you don't see the Bird Behavior & Training book or video you're looking for, or if you have a question about one of our Bird Behavior & Training titles, please contact us. For information on shipping methods and rates, payment options, information privacy, and shopping cart security, please visit our How to Order page.

 

The Basics of Parrot Training: A Live Workshop by Barbara Heidenreich - Everything you wanted to know to help you get started training your parrot is captured in this video of one of Barbara Heidenreich's world-renowned Parrot Training Workshops. Barbara is famous for her entertaining and enthusiastic presentation style. But her true gift is her kind and gentle approach to animal training. You will learn how to train your parrot, read his/her body language, solve behavior problems, and watch Barbara demonstrate these techniques with parrots she is meeting for the first time. Most of all you will learn how to have a great relationship with your bird based on trust. Discover how these training methods can help you have a fun, well-behaved, and interactive companion parrot.

The Basics of Parrot Training: A Live Workshop DVD NEW

by Barbara Heidenreich

Price: $39.95

Bird Sitter by Steve Hartman & Steve Cantin - Birds normally frequently communicate with the flock because they are constantly socializing and looking for predators. Just think about all the bird chatter you can constantly hear in your backyard. Birds' brains are designed for constant communication -- something humans are not able to supply. This DVD will give your pet bird the opportunity to experience life in a flock, the way parrots were meant to live. The video exposes then to the sights and sounds of hundreds of parrots engaging in everyday life in a flock, giving your bird constant mental stimulus and making him or her happier and healthier. Now your bird will never have to be home alone! The Bird Sitter video also works great for helping escaped parrots find their way home.

Bird Sitter DVD

by Steve Hartman & Steve Cantin

Price: $14.95

Get Your Bird Back!: What to Do When A Parrot is Lost by Barbara Heidenreich & Robin Shewokis - There are few things more heartbreaking than when a beloved parrot accidentally escapes. Barbara Heidenreich and Robin Shewokis were inspired to make this DVD by the thousands of pleas from parrot owners desperately seeking help to recapture a lost bird. This DVD features detailed instructions to help you get your lost parrot back, as well as useful tools such as lost bird flyers, lists of people to contact and a variety of parrot calls. This DVD is a must for any parrot owner. Be prepared. Learn in advance how to prevent the heartache so many have experienced when a parrot is lost. You can get your bird back and this DVD can help.

Get Your Bird Back!: What to Do When A Parrot is Lost DVD

by Barbara Heidenreich & Robin Shewokis

Price: $21.95

Good Bird! A Guide to Solving Behavioral Problems in Companion Parrots! by Barbara Heidenreich - A professional in animal behavior has created an easy-to-read step-by-step guide that uses positive reinforcement for teaching your parrot acceptable behavior. This book will help you deal with screaming, biting, feather-picking, bonding, and other difficult parrot behaviors. Chapters include Preparing the Companion Parrot Owner, Screaming, Biting, Bonding to One Person, Cage Bound Bird, and Feather Picking.

Good Bird! A Guide to Solving Behavioral Problems in Companion Parrots!

by Barbara Heidenreich

Regular Price: $15.00

Good Bird!: Guía para solucionar los problemas de comportamiento de tu loro by Barbara Heidenreich - Barbara Heindenreich, es una reconocida zoóloga especializada en conducta animal y con este libro enseña como conseguir que la convivencia con nuestros loros sea de mejor calidad. Por primera vez, de una forma amena pero seria, nos enseña a entender el lenguaje corporal de nuestro loro, educarlo y solucionar los problemas derivados de la mala conducta. A lo largo de su lectura veremos como gritos, picotazos, celos, miedos y auto lesiones son tratados seriamente indicando la fórmula para atajarlos.

Good Bird!: Guía para solucionar los problemas de comportamiento de tu loro

by Barbara Heidenreich

Price: $25.00

Хорошая Птица! Гид для Решения Проблем поведения в Сопутствующих Попугаях! by Barbara Heidenreich - A professional in animal behavior has created an easy-to-read step-by-step guide that uses positive reinforcement for teaching your parrot acceptable behavior. This book will help you deal with screaming, biting, feather-picking, bonding, and other difficult parrot behaviors. Chapters include Preparing the Companion Parrot Owner, Screaming, Biting, Bonding to One Person, Cage Bound Bird, and Feather Picking.

Хорошая Птица! Гид для Решения Проблем поведения в Сопутствующих Попугаях!

by Barbara Heidenreich

Price: $25.00

Guide to a Well-Behaved Parrot (Third Edition) by Mattie Sue Athan - This expanded third edition of the classic parrot training book explains parrot psychology and discusses the ways in which parrot owners can apply it to solve behavior problems. The author cites the most common problems — screaming, biting, and feather-chewing — and tells how to remedy them. She also stresses the need for periodic reinforcement of desirable parrot behavior traits and advises on many aspects of good parrot care, including proper nutrition and providing the bird with steady companionship. The text is complemented with many attractive and instructive color photos and line art. Guide to a Well-Behaved Parrot (Third Edition)

by Mattie Sue Athan

Price: $12.95

Guide to Companion Parrot Behavior (Second Edition) by Mattie Sue Athan - This revised and updated book offers a wealth of advice on such topics as choosing between a young parrot and an older bird, selecting and training a talking parrot, modifying some of a companion bird's behavior traits and reinforcing positive behavior changes, keeping the bird groomed and away from household safety hazards, coping with screaming or feather chewing, and virtually all other aspects of care. The author concludes by recounting several amusing anecdotes about companion parrots and their various owners.

Guide to Companion Parrot Behavior (Second Edition) NEW

by Mattie Sue Athan

Price: $15.00

The Loving Care of Pet Parrots by Rosemary Low - Rosemary Low, parrot expert and author of over twenty books on aviculture, has written this book with the emphasis on loving care. She encourages owners of all kinds of parrots-from the smallest lovebird to the largest macaw-to obtain a better understanding of these wonderful creatures with whom they share their lives. Topics covered include choosing an appropriate species, living with a parrot, weaning and feeding, toys and amusement, dealing with biting and feather plucking, mimicry, and more.

The Loving Care of Pet Parrots

by Rosemary Low

Price: $12.95

Manual of Parrot Behavior by Andrew Luescher - Psittacines are maintained in captivity as pets, in the home, as breeding birds in aviculture, in zoos, and in conservation projects. Because of their intelligence, playfulness, and ability in mimicry, psittacines are the most widely kept companion birds. In the wild, these birds are normally social, living with others. In captivity most are kept in a cage without other birds. The advantage of caging psittacines is that they are more likely to become tame and develop their powers of mimicry. The disadvantage, however, is that in this environment, psittacines develop behavior problems that can take many forms, including biting, screeching, and self-mutilation. It is estimated that more than half of the cases presented to clinicians in companion psittacine practice are the result of behavioral problems — problems inherent to the caged psittacine. Bringing together a host of international experts on avian behavior, Andrew Leuscher explores the many facets of psittacine behavior — both normal and abnormal — and offers useful techniques of diagnosis and treatment for clinicians who see birds in practice. Species covered include Macaws, Amazon Parrots, African Grey Parrots, Cockatiels, Budgerigars, and Cockatoos. This authoritative reference — the first of its kind — is a necessary addition to the library of any practitioner who sees avian companion animals.

Manual of Parrot Behavior

by Andrew Luescher

Price: $115.00

Parrot Behavior & Training (Series Part 1) by Barbara Heidenreich - Animal trainer Barbara Heidenreich teaches behavior basics and tools for training your bird. Chapters include Reinforcement, Tools, Cue and Target Bridging, Sharing with Approximation, Variable Reinforcement, Training Examples, Target Training, Turn Around on Cue, Wave on Cue, Step Up on Cue, and Retrieve.

Parrot Behavior & Training (Series Part 1) DVD

by Barbara Heidenreich

Price: $21.95

Parrots: A Complete Pet Owner's Manual by Mattie Sue Athan - Well-known parrot expert, Mattie Sue Athan, instructs on all aspects of bird care, as well as on behavior problems and ways to solve them. Includes information on parrot species, life cycles, behavior patterns, housing, feeding, health care, grooming, vocal and body language, and appreciating and enjoying your parrot.

Parrots: A Complete Pet Owner's Manual

by Mattie Sue Athan

Price: $8.95

Parrots for Dummies by Nikki Moustaki - Thinking about getting a parrot? This friendly guide offers expert advice on everything from taming to nutrition, health care, and parrot safety. You'll see how to keep your feathered friend comfortable and entertained -- and you'll better understand the hows and whys of your parrot's instincts and behavior. Discover how to select a healthy parrot, choose proper housing, teach your parrot to talk, correct behavior problems, and keep multiple parrots.

Parrots for Dummies

by Nikki Moustaki

Price: $16.95

Parrot Training: A Guide to Taming and Gentling Your Avian Companion by Bonnie Munro Doane - This definitive guide discusses the reasons for training a parrot, how an owner's behavior influences training results, working with baby birds and weanlings, three basic obedience skills, and training techniques for adult parrots. You will also find chapters on potty training, speech training, trick training, and some valuable insights on fun and games with your parrot to help you fully enjoy your relationship.

Parrot Training: A Guide to Taming and Gentling Your Avian Companion

by Bonnie Munro Doane

Price: $18.95

Teaching Your Bird to Talk by Diane Grindol & Tom Roudybush - Teaching a bird to talk isn't as difficult as it may seem. In this easy-to-follow guide, avian experts Diane Grindol & Tom Roudybush reveal how you can communicate with your parrot far beyond hello, and understand what your bird is trying to communicate to you. This book 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 as starlings, mynahs, and other birds). Whether you want your bird to mimic words, talk on cue, or have some understanding of what you are saying, this guide shows you the type of training you need to do with your bird. The book also takes a close look at the work of Dr. Irene Pepperberg.

Teaching Your Bird to Talk

by Diane Grindol & Tom Roudybush

Price: $20.00

Training Your Parrot for the Veterinary Exam (Series Part 2) by Barbara Heidenreich - Positive reinforcement training is a kind and gentle method you can use to teach your parrot to cooperate in his or her own medical care. In this DVD, professional animal trainer Barbara Heidenreich shows you how to train your parrot to step onto a scale, step up onto new people, voluntarily enter and exit a kennel, allow restraint in a towel, allow a tactile exam, allow nail trimming and feather trimming, and more. Step-by-step detailed instructions are provided with a variety of parrot species.

Training Your Parrot for the Veterinary Exam (Series Part 2) DVD

by Barbara Heidenreich

Price: $21.95

Train Your Parrot to Talk by Barbara Heidenreich - In this DVD, professional animal trainer Barbara Heidenreich teaches you how to train a parrot to talk. She addresses common myths about talking parrots, which birds make ideal candidates for talking,  the most effective ways to expose your parrot to sounds you want repeated, proven methods for encouraging your parrot to vocalize, and most importantly, how to train your parrot to talk on cue. Also included is an appearance by Einstein, the Talking Texan Parrot, plus an interview with her human companions. A bonus CD ROM includes recordings of a variety of species of parrots vocalizing to inspire your bird to talk.

Train Your Parrot to Talk DVD NEW

by Barbara Heidenreich

Price: $21.95

Understanding Parrot Body Language by Barbara Heidenreich - Reading you bird's body language is one of the most important skills you can learn to help you build a relationship with your parrot based on trust. It is how your parrot communicates. In this DVD, professional animal trainer Barbara Heidenreich guides you through the process of looking at a combination of body parts and what they are doing under different circumstances to give you an idea of just what might be going on in those very special bird brains.

Understanding Parrot Body Language

by Barbara Heidenreich

Price: $19.95

Why Does My Bird Do That? A Guide to Parrot Behavior (Second Edition) by Julie Rach Mancini - This extensively updated edition of the popular guide to parrot behavior focuses on today's domestic-bred birds. Not only will you learn why your bird does some strange things, you'll also discover positive techniques you can use to modify those behaviors. You'll get the latest information on: Normal behavior in young, mature, and senior parrots; species-specific behavior of African greys, Amazons, cockatiels, cockatoos, conures, eclectus parrots, and parakeets (budgies); behaviors that indicate illness, stress, or boredom; and caring for, training, and disciplining your bird. You'll learn why your bird does strange things and discover positive techniques for modifying those behaviors. You'll get information on training and caring for your bird, normal behavior, and species-specific behavior. So don't let your feathers get ruffled by a headstrong, beakstrong bird. With this book, you'll learn how to develop a mutually rewarding relationship with your bird that will last for many years.

Why Does My Bird Do That? A Guide to Parrot Behavior (Second Edition)

by Julie Rach Mancini

Price: $21.95

 

 

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