Sally Blanchard's The Beak Book .pdf Dedicated to Understanding, Preventing, and Solving Aggression and Biting in Companion Parrots

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The BEAK BOOK .pdf Written and Illustrated by Sally Blanchard
The Only Publication Dedicated to Understanding, Preventing, and Solving Aggression and Biting Behaviors in Companion Parrots
This is the NEW .pdf version. The In-print Beak Book is out of print.

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99 pages Written and Illustrated by Sally Blanchard - The Name You Can Trust in Parrot Information
With a section on first aid for parrot bites by Ellen Selden Schrieber, M.D. and Brad Selden, M.D.
The Beak Book is the first comprehensive book with practical trust building information about preventing and solving the number 1 problem people have with companion parrots. As editor/publisher of the Companion Parrot Quarterly, author of the Companion Parrot Handbook, and long time Parrot Psychology columnist for Bird Talk magazine, and regular writer for Parrots Magazine, Sally Blanchard is perhaps the best-known and most highly respected name in the field of companion parrot information.
With her theory of Nurturing Guidance, Sally Blanchard provides parrot caregivers with a logical, common sense, trust-building approach to maintaining a positive relationship with companion parrots. The highly praised Companion Parrot Handbook gives readers practical information about all aspects of parrot behavior and care. The Beak Book provides readers with extensive information they need to understand and work with aggressive behavior.
It is unlikely that anyone who first brings a companion parrot into his or her life has the idea that it will be a temporary situation. Unfortunately many parrots do not stay in their homes because their caregivers don't have the information they need to provide the behavioral guidance that keeps them tame. With over thirty years of bird experience and her theory of Nurturing Guidance, Sally Blanchard's practical advice shows you why biting and aggression are actually the easiest behavioral problems to understand, prevent, and solve. Sally Blanchard's long awaited Beak Book will play an instrumental role in keeping reader's parrots in their homes.
Topics Include:
Articles on Biting and Aggression:
Too Aggressive to Handle?
Beak Basics
The Beak as a Defensive Tool
Fundamentals of Nurturing Guidance TM
The Major Companion Parrot Problem
The Size of the Beak—The Intent of the Bird
Basics of Biting & Aggressive Behavior
Be Careful What You Teach Your Parrot
Biting: The Easiest Problem To Solve
Dealing with Hard-core Aggression
Lunge Biting
Getting Past The Fear
Testing The Status Quo
Friendly Bites Still Hurt
Don't Turn An Incident Into A Pattern
Small Parrot Aggression
Parrot-to-Parrot Aggression
Love Triangles
Situations With A Potential For Aggressive Behavior:
Paying Attention
Overload and the Physiology of Aggression
Five Rules for Parrots on Shoulders
One-Person Parrots/Introducing Strangers
Height Dominance
Reading Body Language
Fear as a Cause of Biting
Understanding Sexual Behavior
Changes in the Environment
Begging for a Bite
Tools For Working With Parrot Aggression :
Yabbit I've Tried Everything
Basic Skills to Keep a Parrot Tame
Picking Up A Parrot
The Parrot/Human Bond
Getting the Bond Back
Neutral Room Training
Calm Focused Attention
Using Distractions and Redirection
Quick-fixes Don't Work
The Uncooperative Person
Respect Me - Respect My Parrot

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