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Taming And Training Amazon Parrots

Author : Risa Teitler
ISBN : 0866229523
Genre : Pets
File Size : 37.85 MB
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Beautifully illustrated throughout with over 75 full-color photos and drawings, this excellent book concentrates on providing the new owner with sensible and easy-to-apply information about the basics of caring for Amazon parrots. Covers selecting the right parrot, feeding, cleaning and general care, taming the Amazon parrot, training for speech and tricks, health care, breeding and much more.
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Amazon Parrots

Author : Rosemary Low
ISBN : CORNELL:31924101908865
Genre : Amazon parrots
File Size : 52.42 MB
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Containing 170 colour photographs in hard cover, this features all aspects of Amazon parrots in aviculture and in the wild.
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Amazon Parrots

Author : Paul Paradise
ISBN : 0793803489
Genre : Pets
File Size : 40.75 MB
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Provides information on the selection, care, maintenance and training of the Amazon Parrot. There is also a separate section on the training of the Amazon parrot.
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Amazon Parrots

Author : Gayle Soucek
ISBN : 0764143417
Genre : Pets
File Size : 42.41 MB
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These medium-size parrots are noted for their unusual ability to mimic the human voice. Written especially to introduce inexperienced and prospective pet owners to the pleasures and duties of pet care, Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals also make fine guides to pet care for older children. These heavily illustrated books are filled with helpful information on purchasing, housing, feeding, health care—and where applicable, grooming and training pets. Each book is individually written by an expert—a trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other animal specialist.
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Amazon Parrots

Author : Werner Lantermann
ISBN : 081204035X
Genre : Pets
File Size : 34.40 MB
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Barron's line of Complete Pet Owner's Manuals on birds offer basic information from experts in their fields. Books are profusely illustrated with full-color photos and instructive, high-quality line art. The texts are clear and direct, with useful information for nonspecialists, as well as information that even experienced breeders will find enlightening. Each manual is individually written -- not a clone from a single common catch-all book. Bird owners and those planning to purchase birds will find everything they need to know about feeding, caging, health maintenance, and keeping a contented bird in the home.
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The World Of Amazon Parrots

Author : Dieter Hoppe
ISBN : 0866229280
Genre : Pets
File Size : 63.12 MB
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Discusses the care of Amazon parrots in captivity and describes the different species and subspecies of Amazon parrot
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Personality And Cognition In Orange Winged Amazon Parrots Amazona Amazonica

Author : Victoria Anne Cussen
ISBN : 1321015380
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The purpose of this dissertation was to examine if individual differences in personality and cognition explain why some parrots develop abnormal behaviors in captivity while others do not. Orange-winged Amazon parrots, Amazona amazonica, were used as the model species. Twenty parrots were hatched from an established breeding colony of A. amazonica. Chicks were parent-reared with human interaction until fledging at approximately 60 days post-hatch. The first study developed a multi-dimensional personality assessment for Amazona amazonica using subjective ratings, and then experimentally tested the prediction that a state difference in attention bias for threat would correlate with personality differences. The results showed that two personality dimensions, Neuroticism and Extraversion, could be reliably assessed using subjective assessment, and that personalities were stable over a one year period of time. Individual differences in Neuroticism were correlated with biologically relevant differences in cognition, as measured by attention biases for environmental stimuli. The strategies used by the parrots when learning the cognitive task were evaluated in a separate study. The parrots were able to alter their search strategies when reward contingencies changed, demonstrating cognitive flexibility. They were also able to remember the task over a six-month period. Lateralization had a significant influence on learning set acquisition but no effect on cognitive flexibility. The final study evaluated the relationship between personality dimensions and abnormal behaviors under different housing conditions. After being reared in an enriched environment, the parrots' enrichments were removed for 20 weeks and were then replaced for an additional 20 weeks. Personality not only played a role in the severity of abnormal repetitive behaviors, but different aspects of personality were related to distinct forms of abnormal behavior. More neurotic parrots had worse feather condition across the housing periods, while more extraverted birds developed fewer stereotypies during the deprivation period and had lower levels of these behaviors after re-enrichment. The studies in this dissertation are a starting point for understanding the factors that render certain individuals more or less susceptible to environmental stress and abnormal behavior development in captivity. In addition to contributing to the basic scientific understanding of personality, and of cognitive function in Neotropical parrot species, the work has important applied implications. The methods used in these studies have promise as tools for assessing the psychological well being of captive animals.