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The Complete Bird Owner's Handbook by Dr. Gary A. Gallerstein - The long-awaited revision of Dr. Gallerstein's benchmark 1984 text, <i>Bird Owner's Home Health and Care Handbook</i>, this thorough update contains all the essential information needed to properly care for your birds-selection, housing, general care, feeding, and basic anatomy and physiology.The Complete Pet Bird Owner's Handbook (Revised Edition)

by Dr. Gary A. Gallerstein

Covers all aspects of pet bird ownership, including selection, nutrition, behavior, home physicals, emergency medical care, preventative medicine, and much more. Presented in seventeen chapters, this book provides guidance on getting started, achieving optimum health, and understanding what your bird needs from you for a happy, healthy life. Includes an index of health and illness signs, general index, bibliography of additional resources, and superb photos and illustrations to support the detailed text. You will consider this book to be the most essential reference in your avian library, a constant source of reliable advice, assistance, and assurance for your bird's well-being.



"Wow! This book is a gem. Packed with information and good insight, it needs to be a part of every pet bird owner's library. Dr. Gallerstein has done it again!"

Brian Speer, DVM
Diplomate, ABVP, ECAMS
Co-author, The Large Macaws and Birds for Dummies

"The Complete Pet Bird Owner's Handbook is a valuable addition to the home library. It encompasses a broad range of practical information from behavior and diet, to recognizing various illnesses and quickly stabilizing medical emergencies during those important minutes it takes to get to the veterinarian. Those new to bird 'parenthood' will learn much from it and veteran bird 'parents' will find The Complete Pet Bird Owner's Handbook a quick and valuable source of reference."

Chris Davis, "The Bird Lady," companion bird behavior consultant
Author of Demystifying Pet Bird Behavior
Co-author, Training Your Parrot the Alex Way

"I thoroughly enjoyed the 3rd edition of Dr. Gallerstein's great book. I have recommended his book for my clients for years and look forward to offering the new edition to my bird-owning clients. This book is definitely a must-have for bird owning clients. I strongly recommend it."

Amy B. Worell, DVM, ABVP-Avian

Item Number: B326

ISBN: 0968706258

Pages: 441 pp.

Published: 2003

Illustrations: Color and black/white photos and other illustrations

Binding: Hardcover

Size: 6" x 9"

Price: $34.95 (CAN)




More Books & Video Tapes About Bird Care, Housing, Nutrition & Health

A Guide to Basic Health & Disease in Birds by Dr. Michael J. Cannon

A Guide to Pet & Companion Birds by Ray Dorge & Gail Sibley

Anthology of Birdkeeping by Australian Birdkeeper

Cage & Aviary Bird Survival Manual by Graham Wellstead

Parrot Sense by John Doole

The Complete Bird Owner's Handbook by Dr. Gary A. Gallerstein

The Complete Parrot by Arthur Freud

The Parrot in Health and Illness: An Owner's Guide by Bonnie Munro Doane

The Ultimate Parrot by Barrett Watson & Mike Hurley


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