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Birds Off the Perch

Therapy and Training for Your Pet Bird


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 "family therapy techniques" -- 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:
• Biting or aggression • Screaming • Sibling/bird rivalry
• Jealousy toward its human flock members, and • 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.

Marty Becker, D.V.M. Good Morning America Veterinarian, author of The Healing Power of Pets This book can help every bird owner to have a richer, deeper relationship with his bird.

Laura Pasten, D.V.M. veterinarian to Morris, the 9-Lives cat, author of Tarantula Whisperer Bird lovers should flock to this book...a must-have for all who treat, sell or are guardian to a bird.

Susan Marino, R.N. founder of Angels Gate Hospice and Rehabilitation Center for Animals Lachman, Grindol and Kocher are a winning combination, addressing the issues of body, mind and spirit of companion birds...a must-read.