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« on: July 31, 2012, 11:49:52 am »

Since we all know that training is more about training the human to relate to avian thought processes and responses, I have an extensive library dating back to the 1930's (its amazing that the parrots survived).

So, this past weekend Doug annoys me and I do what I always do when he annoys me: I punish a credit card. It annoys him, I get what I want, win-win.
Yesterday I received the first 3 of about 20 books that I ordered from Amazon (appropriate, don't you think?)

Two of the books are ones that after staying up until 4:00am I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone to have handy. The first one is "Parrotlopaedia" 2008 by Annette DE Saulles and Neil Forbes. 256 pages covering training, housing, breeding, anatomy & physiology, introductory overviews to several popular groups (this covers about 145 pages). The main reason I love this book is over 100 pages of avian health including an extensive A-Z list of common diseases, conditions, and treatments. Excellent stuff.

The second is "Breaking Bad Habits in Parrots" 2007 by Greg Glendell. This book is by far the best training book I have read: it breaks down the training process into the simplest components, emphasizes the change of thought process required for the human part of the equation, and presents information I never knew in all my years of keeping parrots.

For instance, did you know that parrots molt their flight and tail feathers in a predictable order? Or that you can repair a bird's clipped feathers by splinting donor feathers from the same species until the next molt thus allowing the bird flight?

If there is interest, I will post more recommendations as they come in
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012, 12:32:16 pm »

They sound like very interesting books, I'll have to look for them.  thumb
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012, 12:35:58 pm »

cool beans!   thumb
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2012, 01:33:42 pm »

You can find both on Amazon used from $2.50 each
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2012, 04:05:56 pm »

Breaking Bad Habits in Parrots I have, good book  thumb  Good info and it is good you shared.  My Mom in law just sent me a book yesterday.  It is Charcuterie the craft of salting, smoking and curing.  :party:  I know, off topic  ashamed
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2012, 04:34:22 pm »

It all comes back to smoking D. Charcuterie is rising in popularity after many years out of favor. You're a trendsetter!
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2012, 05:59:32 pm »

It is coming back.  And it is an art.  If more knew how easy it really is to cure your own bacon, hams, sausages, corned beef etc they would realize how much $ they are saving, how much better tasting it is, and how much better it is for you.  Curing, smoking, and pickling have been around from the beginning it is time to go back.. well I am  monster
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2012, 08:33:47 am »

 slaph d and his smoker...mar, hun, i'm soooo sorry for you.  hmm

i also have 'breaking bad habits in parrots' and agree, its a great book. i'll hafta check out that other one, sounds interesting.  thumb

i LOVE your 'retaliation' techniques.  laugh laffhrd

if ya dont have it, Parrot Problem Solver  is a GREAT book to help us humans understand the natural aggression of our dear feathered friends.
I'm very interested to hear bout the books ya get. i'm waiting patiently.  smile3
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2012, 08:45:06 am »

Thanks for the info and insight on the books :)  thumb
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