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- Touchstone 2003; US$ 15.99
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... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.00
The last thing Nancy Ellis-Bell expected to descend on her life was a neglected, too-tall, smart-mouthed, one-legged, blue-and-gold rescue macaw named Peg Leg. And yet, it made perfect sense. A lifelong animal lover, Nancy could never turn away a stray cat, dog, squirrel, or raccoon from her California farm. But the macaw, quickly rechristened Sarah,... more...
- Gallery Books 2010; US$ 23.00
A gift from an overseas relative, Graycie, an African Gray parrot, arrives in the Gardiner home not long after the birth of their first child, adding the responsibilities of parrot-hood to their newfound parenthood. Jenny Gardiner and her husband were hoping for a docile, beautifully plumed, Polly-want-a-cracker type of companion?but patchily feathered,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00
?Birds are my passion,? says Joanna Burger, ?but parrots are my weakness.? Fifteen years ago, when se adopted a neglected, orphaned thirty-six year old parrot named Tiko, she entered on of the most complex relationships of her life. Sullen and hostile when he entered Dr. Burger?s home, Tiko gradually warmed as she carefully persuaded him of her good... more...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 14.00
What drives a man to travel to sixty countries and spend a fortune to count birds? And what if that man is your father? Richard Koeppel?s obsession began at age twelve, in Queens, New York, when he first spotted a Brown Thrasher, and jotted the sighting in a notebook. Several decades, one failed marriage, and two sons later, he set out to see every... more...
- Penguin Group Inc. 2008; US$ 12.99
There are an estimated 50 million parrots in the United States today. Their intelligence and extraordinary personalities make them beloved members of the families that bring them into their homes. In Of Parrots and People , award-winning journalist and long-time parrot owner Mira Tweti reveals the complex world of parrots-their astonishing intellect,... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
In this captivating memoir, Suzie Gilbert tells the rollicking story of how she turned her family life upside down to pursue her unusual passion for rehabilitating wild birds. Through adolescence and into adulthood, Suzie Gilbert struggled to find her calling. But when she took a job working at the animal hospital near her home in New York's... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
?The first time we came here I didn?t know what to expect,? she told me as we paddled upstream. ?What we found just blew me away. Jaguars, pumas, river otters, howler monkeys. The place was like a Noah?s Ark for all the endangered species driven out of the rest of Central America. There was so much life! That expedition was when I first saw the macaws.?... more...
- Atria Books 2010; US$ 15.00
Meet the ladies: a flock of smart, affectionate, highly individualistic chickens who visit their favorite neighbors, devise different ways to hide from foxes, and mob the author like she?s a rock star. In these pages you?ll also meet Maya and Zuni, two orphaned baby hummingbirds who hatched from eggs the size of navy beans, and who are little more... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
On September 6, 2007, an African Grey parrot named Alex died prematurely at age thirty-one. His last words to his owner, Irene Pepperberg, were "You be good. I love you." What would normally be a quiet, very private event was, in Alex's case, headline news. Over the thirty years they had worked together, Alex and Irene had become famous?two pioneers... more...