"...Tilford combines his skill in technical photography with his lifelong passion for wildlife to produce this handbook...covering purchase, care and maintenance, health, and genetics and breeding....a 30-page compendium of the most popular bird groups and the different species....comprehensive, well-written, interesting, and useful....stunning, full-color photographs set this book apart from other similar manuals and make it fun to browse as well as to read....Recommended for all public libraries."--Library Journal.
At last, a book for pet owners that focuses on administering first aid to birds. You'll not only learn step-by-step information on emergency situations bird owners might encounter, you'll also learn how to quickly save your bird's life by taking action, and how to prevent emergencies by feeding your bird a balanced diet, regularly trimming his wings and nails and bird-proofing your home. First Aid for Birds is written by an expert and includes instructions on monitoring your bird's health by regular veterinary visits and observing your bird daily for signs of illness. Best of all, the book is filled with color photos, info-packed sidebars and fun facts to make caring for your pet bird easy and enjoyable.
Cage and aviary bird survival manual : a comprehensive family-by-family guide to keeping cage and aviary birds
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, 1997.
An experienced ornithologist offers a comprehensive family-by-family guide to keeping cage and aviary birds. There are full-color photos of more than 300 birds, as well as charts and symbols designating recommended cage size, breeding requirements, hand-rearing techniques, and even the noise factor. Advice also feeding, health care, import/export laws, and other considerations.
New York : Howell Book House ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1994.
The Complete Bird Owner's Handbook is the long-awaited second edition of Dr. Gary A. Gallerstein's benchmark text, Bird Owner's Home Health and Care Handbook. The title of this edition reflects the fact that this book is the most thorough and current work in print for all bird owners at all levels and professionals, too. Here you will find the answers to all your questions and instructions for the needs of every bird you ownone or an aviary full. Look through it once and see for yourself. Presented in four parts and fifteen chapters, The Complete Bird Owner's Handbook furnishes guidance in getting started, shows how to achieve optimum condition in health care, helps you to be more informed in medicine and provides a reference section that helps you better understand your bird and what it needs for a happy, healthy life. User-friendly from cover to cover, The Complete Bird Owner's Handbook provides an index of signs to help in emergencies and a general index to locate any topic in seconds. An excellent bibliography directs you to additional sources of information, and the many superb photos and drawings lend graphic emphasis to the detailed text. While no book can ever supplant prof essional veterinary care, The Complete Bird Owner's Handbook will provide you with the insights you need to help your bird's doctor when the need arises. You'll consider The Complete Bird Owner's Handbook the most essential book in your avian librarya constant source of reliable advice, assistance and assurance for your bird's well-being.