A parrot book for bird lovers makes a great gift, and can also be used as coffee table decor. These fun and informative books are filled with color photos of both common and exotic parrot birds. It would make the perfect addition to any home.
Guide to the Senegal Parrot and Its Family
by Mattie Sue Athan, Dianalee Deter, Susan Green (Photographer)
This book covers almost every element of what you need to know about having a Poicephalus. I can’t think of anything they left out, except that they don’t get into teaching the bird to communicate. There are high-quality images of the many species scattered throughout the book. If you have a Poicephalus or are considering getting one, this is a must-have.
Complete Guide to Senegal Parrots
by Pamela Hutchinson
by Rick Jordan and Jean Pattison
CARE AND FEEDING OF YOUR PARROT BOOKS
Parrot-Toys and Play Areas: How To Put Some Fun Into Your Parrot’s Life
by Carol S. D’Arezzo and Lauren Shannon-Nunn
Feeding Your Pet Bird
by Petra M. Burgmann, Michele Earle-Bridges (Illustrator)
The Birdie Treats Cookbook
by Michele Bledsoe, Chris Rupert (Illustrator), Kelly Schaeffer, Kelly Schaefer (Illustrator)
PARROT TRAINING BOOKS
Guide to a Well-Behaved Parrot
by Mattie Sue Athan, Michele Earle-Bridges (Illustrator)
Guide to Companion Parrot Behavior
by Mattie Sue Athan
Parrot Training: A Guide to Taming and Gentling Your Avian Companion (Pets)
by Bonnie Munro Doane
My Parrot, My Friend: An Owner’s Guide to Parrot Behavior
by Bonnie Munro Boane, Thomas Qualkinbush (Contributor), Bonnie Munro Doane
PARROT COMMUNICATION BOOKS
The Alex Studies: Cognitive and Communicative Abilities of Grey Parrots
by Sally Blanchard
GOOD ALL-AROUND PARROT “HOW-TO” BOOKS
Psittacine Aviculture: Perspectives, Techniques and Research
by Richard M. Schubot, Kevin J. Clubb, and Susan L. Clubb
Companion Parrot Handbook
by Sally Blanchard
The Complete Bird Owner’s Handbook
by Gary A. Gallerstein and Heather Acker
GENERAL PARROT SPECIES BOOKS
The Ultimate Parrot
by Barrett Watson (Editor), Mike Hurley
There is some great parrot information in this book. The chapters are Introducing the Parrot, What Makes a Parrot a Parrot?, Setting Up Home, Making the Choice, Arriving Home, Caring For Your Parrot, Behavior and Training, Diet and Nutrition, Breeding Parrots, Incubating and Hand-Rearing, Common Health Problems and Diseases, Parrot Breeds, Rare and Endangered Parrots. There is only a photo of two Senegals, but there are short writeups on all seven Poicephalus species in captivity.
The Encylopedia of Caged and Aviary Birds: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to Pet Birds of the World
by David Alderton
This book has really incredible photos. It’s divided into Waxbills and Related Species, Weavers and Whydahs, Canaries and Related Finches, Quails and Pheasants, Softbills, Australian Parakeets, Cockatiels, Cockatoos, Lories and Lorikeets, Parrots, and Doves and Pigeons. Each species has a description covering the area of origin and some breeding information. The Poicephalus mentioned are the Senegals, Meyer’s, Ruppell’s, Red Bellieds, and Jardine’s.
The Complete Parrot
by Arthur Freud
Cage and Aviary Bird Survival Manual: A Comprehensive Family-By-Family Guide to Keeping Cage and Aviary Birds
by Graham Wellstead
There are several sections in this book–Ducks and Geese, Birds of Prey, Pigeons and Doves, Pheasants and Quail, Parrots, Small Softbills, Small Seed Eaters, and Starlings and Larger Softbills. For Poicephalus, it only contains the Senegal. The photos in this British authored book are simply wonderful! There is some general bird information in the book as well–Cages, Bird Room, and Aviaries, Feeding, Breeding, and Dealing with Disease.
Simon and Schuster’s Guide to Pet Birds
by Matthew M. Vriends
This book has 100 pages of pet bird species. Senegal, Meyer’s, and Ruppell’s are the sole species of Poicephalus. There are 100 pages of bird material in the beginning, including history, housing, breeding, finding and selecting good birds, diet, illness and obesity, and so on.
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