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Baker & Taylor The African Grey Parrot Handbook (2nd ed.)

Baker & Taylor The African Grey Parrot Handbook (2nd ed.)



From the essential basics of obedience training to awesome tricks that will amuse and amaze your friends, Parrot Tricks covers: Techniques to use during the "get acquainted" period Setting up a training area and using food as a training tool Training basics such as targeting, luring, and using cues Necessary obedience skills such as step up, come, perch, and stay The basic retrieve command, the foundation of many tricks Simple tricks such as shake hands, high five, kiss, and take a bow Tricks based on the retrieve command, including basketball, ring on the peg, and stacking cups Advanced tricks such as pulling a wagon, pushing a grocery cart, raising a flag, and riding a skateboard Innovative tricks that showcase your bird's natural abilities Chaining tricks, such as recycling and going to the mailbox Verbalizations and talking using the Rival/Model Method or the Positive Reward Method Directions for making simple props With this book, patience, and practice, you'll build your understanding of and relationship with your bird as you build a repertoire of tricks. You can get your parrot to jump through hoops for you-literally! Authors: Tani Robar, Diane Grindol Publisher: Howell House Books Hardcover, 2006 Pages: 224 ISBN: 9780764584619 The African Grey can acquire a larger vocabulary than most other parrot varieties-but with or without speech, it's a favorite companion among bird lovers. Here is detailed advice on nutritious feeding, caging, grooming, disease prevention, and much more. Titles in Barron's popular Pet Handbooks series instruct Pet Parents on health care, feeding and housing, and other facts important to owners and their pets. Author: Mattie Sue Athan, Dianalee Deter Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated Publish Date: June 2009 ISBN-13: 9780764141409 Paperback, 168pp see more...

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