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The Essential Cockatoo by Laurie Baker & Stuart Borden - This fun, informative, and practical book will help you select, train, and nurture your Cockatoo. In full-color throughout, chapters include Choosing, Bringing Home, Understanding Your Companion, Nurturing, Training, and Health Care. Author Laurie Baker, a companion bird breeder and behaviorist, is a life member of the American Association of Aviculture and owner of Feathered Follies Bird Shop in California. She spares no punches about the hard work and diligence required in some areas of keeping these magnificent species.

The Essential Cockatoo

by Laurie Baker & Stuart Borden

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

The Complete Pet Bird Owner's Handbook (Revised Edition) by Dr. Gary A. Gallerstein - Covers all aspects of pet bird ownership, including selection, nutrition, behavior, home physicals, emergency medical care, preventative medicine, and much more. Presented in seventeen chapters, this book provides guidance on getting started, achieving optimum health, and understanding what your bird needs from you for a happy, healthy life. Includes an index of health and illness signs, general index, bibliography of additional resources, and superb photos and illustrations to support the detailed text. You will consider this book to be the most essential reference in your avian library, a constant source of reliable advice, assistance, and assurance for your bird's well-being.

The Complete Pet Bird Owner's Handbook (Revised Edition)

by Dr. Gary A. Gallerstein

 

Bird DVDs

This is our selection of bird DVDs and parrot DVDs about the keeping, care, training, and breeding of parrots and other birds. If you don't see the bird video you're looking for, or if you have a question about one of our bird DVDs, 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.

 

African Grey Kit: Complete Guide to African Grey Parrots by Pamela Hutchinson, Guide to a Well-Behaved Parrot (Third Edition) by Mattie Sue Athan, and Train Your Parrot to Talk by Barbara Heidenreich

African Grey Kit

Complete Guide to African Grey Parrots

by Pamela Hutchinson

Guide to a Well-Behaved Parrot (Third Edition)

by Mattie Sue Athan

Train Your Parrot to Talk DVD NEW

by Barbara Heidenreich

Regular Price: $54.85
Kit Price for All Three: $40.00

 

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

Bunny Training 101 by Barbara Heidenreich - Did you know that rabbits can be trained to do amazing things? These smart and engaging companion animals are often underestimated. In her DVD Bunny Training 101, professional animal trainer Barbara Heidenreich shows you how to train your rabbit. You will learn basic principles of animal training and how to use them to teach your bunny to be fun, interactive, trusting, and well-behaved. This comprehensive resource includes detailed instructions to help you get started training your rabbit with positive reinforcement. This kind and gentle approach will help foster a wonderful bond between you and your bunny. You will be amazed at the things you can teach your rabbit to do, including run an agility course!

Bunny Training 101 DVD NEW

by Barbara Heidenreich

Price: $21.95

Captive Foraging: The Next Best Thing to Being Free by Dr. M. Scott Echols - This innovative DVD is destined to change the way caretakers view their captive birds. Based on the model of the natural foraging instinct of all animals, author and videographer Dr. M. Scott Echols introduces the concept of including a foraging tree in a bird's enclosure for environmental enrichment. The video describes how a foraging tree can potentially reduce the incidence of unwanted behaviors in captive birds. Also included are step-by-step directions on how to use a foraging tree as well as safe foraging toys for birds. A separate Special Feature details scientific information about the bird species included in the program. Topics covered include understanding the natural foraging instinct of all animals; preventing unwanted behaviors, such as feather destruction and repetitive functionless activity; build a foraging tree for captive birds; and creating foraging toys -- from basic to advanced -- to keep birds occupied and happy. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to qualified avian research projects selected by the author.

Captive Foraging: The Next Best Thing to Being Free DVD

by Dr. M. Scott Echols

Price: $24.95

Cockatoo Kit: The Essential Cockatoo by Laurie Baker & Stuart Borden, Guide to a Well-Behaved Parrot (Third Edition) by Mattie Sue Athan, and Parrot Behavior & Training (Series Part 1) by Barbara Heidenreich - We have designed this Cockatoo Kit to provide maximum care information at a reasonable price. Buy both books and the DVD set for $40.00 (regularly $59.85)! That's a savings of 33%!

Cockatoo Kit

The Essential Cockatoo

by Laurie Baker & Stuart Borden

Guide to a Well-Behaved Parrot (Third Edition)

by Mattie Sue Athan

Parrot Behavior & Training (Series Part 1) DVD

by Barbara Heidenreich

Regular Price: $59.85
Kit Price for All Three: $40.00

 

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

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

PollyVision: Strictly for Parrots by World Parrot Trust - Produced to enhance the welfare of captive parrots, this 80-minute DVD is intended for their entertainment and enjoyment. You may catch yourself mesmerized as well by wild parrots from around the world going about their business -- flying, feeding, preening, and carrying on. Gorgeous footage, a must-have for your feathered friends. All World Parrot Trust proceeds benefit parrot conservation!

PollyVision: Strictly for Parrots DVD

by World Parrot Trust

Price: $20.00

PollyVision II: Parrots of the Americas by World Parrot Trust - Journey to places where the wild parrots dwell with the much-anticipated follow-up to our successful first edition. Filmed in North and South America, PollyVision II provides an outstanding experience for you and your feathered friends. Intended for an avian audience, this film has been carefully edited for your bird's interests, visual ability, and attention span. It provides an experience that is enriching and enlightening and promises an interactive encounter they'll watch again and again. Wild parrot film footage includes Thick-billed Parrots, Red-fronted Macaws, Blue-throated Macaws, Amazon parrots, conures, and more. Experience the joys of flight and enjoy the activities of wild parrots as they socialize, communicate, and soar. All World Parrot Trust proceeds benefit parrot conservation!

PollyVision II: Parrots of the Americas DVD

by World Parrot Trust

Price: $20.00

Regarding Chickens: Essentials for the Flock Owner by Frederick J. Dunn - This high-quality comprehensive and educational DVD is a definitive how-to for anyone with an interest in chickens. Each segment is broken down by chapters and sub-menus to make locating and viewing specific subjects a snap. Contents include: Introduction to successful hatching, rearing, and keeping; purchasing mail-order chicks; selecting hatching eggs; incubation; candling hatching eggs; brooding; feeding and feed types; housing and housing elements; interviews with experts; chicken behavior; dealing with predators; and gardening for chickens.

Regarding Chickens: Essentials for the Flock Owner DVD

by Frederick J. Dunn

Price: $24.95

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

The Unnatural History of the Kakapo by Scott Mouat - Discover an extraordinary film about saving one of the rarest parrots on earth. Four years in the making, this documentary film covers the history of the Kakapo from before humans arrived in New Zealand through the present day. It then details the conservation efforts that have brought the bird back from near extinction to the 124 birds we have today. Heartwarming and deeply engaging, this film wonderfully profiles the efforts of a dedicated team of conservationists who are all doing their best to save this charismatic and flightless parrot. A portion of the proceeds from each sale will go directly towards assisting the Kakapo recovery efforts.

The Unnatural History of the Kakapo DVD

by Scott Mouat

Price: $24.95

Where the Wild Greys Are: A Day in the Life of Africa's Grey Parrots by Diana May, Valerie Hovetter & James Gilardi - For hundreds of years, African Grey parrots have been trapped and exported from West Africa to be kept as pets in Europe and elsewhere, leading to potential extinction in the wild. This DVD from the World Parrot Trust shows scenes of wild greys feeding and gathering. It also shows how they are trapped for the pet trade. Though potentially disturbing to watch, this is certainly a part of these birds' lives that we cannot ignore. Your purchase can help stop the trapping of this well-loved species. All proceeds go to our dedicated fund for African Grey parrots. This DVD version also contains 'Macaw Blues: A Postmortem for the Glaucous Macaw,' a historical study of one of the New World's most beautiful extinct birds and how to avoid the tragic loss of future parrot species.

Where the Wild Greys Are: A Day in the Life of Africa's Grey Parrots DVD

by Diana May, Valerie Hovetter & James Gilardi

Price: $20.00

 

 

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