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Information about Gayle's bird care books - available at fine bookstores everywhere, or order online at Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com.


Gouldian Finches (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)


These beautiful multicolored birds are native to Australia. When kept as pets, they thrive on seeds and fresh fruit. Here's reliable information on cage maintenance and general care of this popular bird. Barron's extensive line of Complete Pet Owner's Manuals presents information for non-specialist animal owners and prospective owners, with facts about each animal's origins and traits, as well as advice on purchasing, housing, feeding, health care, and much more. Each book is individually written by a trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. Titles in this series cover every popular breed of dog and cat, freshwater and marine fish, many bird varieties, and virtually all other animals that are kept as pets. All books are filled with handsome color photos and instructive line illustrations.





 
Parakeets (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)

Here's everything a new pet owner needs to know about Parakeets: purchasing, cages and equipment, feeding, health care, and more. Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals are written mainly for prospective and inexperienced pet owners, introducing them to the details and responsibilities of pet care. The heavily illustrated books in this series are also helpful for older children seeking pet care information and advice. Barron's selection of titles in this large series covers every popular dog and cat breed, bird varieties, hamsters and other small caged animals, fish varieties for aquarium hobbyists, terrarium pets, and even reptiles, amphibians, and exotics. Each title features approximately 70 color photos and advises on purchasing, housing, feeding, health care--and where applicable, grooming and training







 
The Parrot Breeder's Answer Book

This unusual book is a detailed guide for the parrot owner who wants to breed the birds but has no prior experience. The author, an experienced breeder, covers all of the basics in layman's terminology, and points out both the rewards and pitfalls connected with parrot breeding. Topics covered include who should (and who should not) breed parrots, obtaining breeding stock, providing housing and supplies for a parrot flock, maintaining flock health, avian reproduction, incubation, rearing chicks, working with an avian veterinarian, and selling chicks. The author concludes with a helpful list of information sources for parrot breeders. More than 60 full-color photos plus line art.








 
Amazon Parrots (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)

Amazon Parrots is a book in Barron's series of Complete Pet Owner's Manuals . These medium-size parrots are known for their playful companionship and their talking ability. 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. These manuals cover every popular dog and cat breed, as well as bird varieties, hamsters and other small caged animals, fish varieties for aquarium hobbyists, terrarium pets, and even exotics, such as reptiles, amphibians, and scorpions. All books have 70 or more color photos, and most also have instructive line illustrations.







 
Doves (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)

Here is all the information you need to keep these small and gentle members of the pigeon family as household pets. Topics include caging, nutrition, health, behavior, breeding, and genetics of common pet dove species. This heavily illustrated book avoids technical language while offering sound advice and reliable information to current and soon-to-be pet owners. Written by animal specialists, veterinarians, and trainers, the titles in this series focus on pets of all kinds—different dog and cat breeds, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals, yard animals, and even exotic pets. All Pet Owner’s Manuals are filled with high-quality photos and instructive line art.








 
Conures (Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals)

These small members of the parrot family are intelligent and sociable by nature, and make very popular pets among bird lovers. The titles in Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series make great introductions to the pleasures and duties of pet ownership for inexperienced and soon-to-be pet owners, as well as for older children having their first experiences with pet care. Attractively illustrated and filled with helpful information, these books advise 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. Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals cover every popular dog and cat breed, as well as bird varieties, hamsters and other small caged animals, fish varieties for aquarium hobbyists, terrarium pets, and even exotics, such as reptiles, amphibians, and scorpions. All books have 70 or more color photos plus instructive line illustrations.






 
The Guide to Owning a Quaker Parrot

If you are oriented towards a quaker but don't know much about parrots yet, this book is the best to have a quick resume of everything is important to know. Takes little time to read it all but at the end your ideas will be a lot clearer, you'll know the essential to make your decision about getting a companion quaker or not; and in case you've decided to go for it, the essential to take care of your quaker and make it healthy and happy. In a second time you can deepen in your knowledge with more complex (but potentially confusing for a novice) books on the subject. The text is quite objective about the level of attention and cares they require but... *beware*, the photos are so endearing that you are not much likely to resist the urge to get one of this cute and intelligent birds right away and start cuddling it...







  
The Guide to Owning a Cockatoo

All aspects of caring for cockatoos are covered in this comprehensive book. The Guide to Owning a Cockatoo contains information about housing, feeding, and training these loving and intelligent birds. An in-depth section on health care, in addition to a thorough discussion of the species' natural history and behavioral traits, is certain to prove useful to experienced owners as well as those just beginning to know and love these spectacular parrots.