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I bought my partner Parrots for dummies, Birds for dummies and Finches for dummies for Christmas to give him a futher understanding.

I have never read better books in all of my life! I found them to be SO informative and it tells you the majority of things you need to know and the book is for anybody - whether that is for people without or already with birds!

The titles are really patronising but the book goes into really in-depth stuff and tells you all about illness etc. They're pretty cheap and you can get them off

www.amazon.com
www.amazon.co.uk

I really enjoyed reading them and I have found a great deal of information!
If you wanna know more about your birdies then get them! :thumbsup:

Great read!

I also got
[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Parrots-World-Field-Guide-Guides/dp/1408130343/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1293393817&sr=1-8"]Parrots of the World: A Field Guide Helm Field Guides: Amazon.co.uk: Joseph Michael Forshaw: Books[/ame]

this book, and it has every species AND subspecies and gives great info on them. It has coloured plates and every picture has the birds name next to it and shows you how to identify the subspecies! It even shows mutations! Really cool book!
 

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I love reading books about birds. I think the three best ways to learn about birds is:
1. Talking to other bird owners.
2. Reading actual published books about birds. (They are SO much more informative than most of the articles posted on websites about birds.)
3. Actually handling birds and have hands on experiences.

A good guide that I have is called "Good Parrotkeeping" by Robin Deutsch. I love it.
 

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Ooo okay, I may have a look at it. I do find those are the easiest ways to learn, and learning never ends! I try my best to educate people about animals and they seem to take a lot in :yesnod:
 

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"Good Parrotkeeping" is just a really nice book. It's so colorful and has amazing pictures. It's also a very recent book. I love it, I've pretty much got the whole thing memorized, haha! When I go out today (to the Bird Farm) I am going to buy a book on lovebirds I believe.
 

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Oh that's cool :) I'm going shopping too! Gotta get a whole bunch of new birdy toys cause we've bought a bigger cage for Chewee! When you get them can you take pictures with your phone or something and put them right up :D?
 

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Yes! It'll be like a little birdie photo shoot when I get new bird(s) today. You'll definitely see pictures. I've got a phone so I'll take them right away!
 

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Awesome hehe! Are you going to decide what you want when you get there or are you already knowing what bird you want :)?
 

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Well, I know I want a lovebird. My mom just doesn't know that I want them. I think she still thinks I want finches. Which I wouldn't mind getting of course, but a lovebird would be even better. :lol: So it really depends on if my mom lets me get a lovebird instead of the original plan. She's really got nothing to complain about when I do ask her to get a lovebird instead. She doesn't do crap for the birds!

So I've come up with this plan. When we get to the Bird Farm, I'll pretend to be looking around and when I get to the lovebirds, I'll act super interested in them, and then ask the owner to let me handle one, and then after a while of handling and showing my mom, I'll ask her if we could get this instead. Hehehe! I'm hoping it'll work.
 

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Abby,
You better hope your mom doesn't read this post - especially now that you got the sun conure!

:toetap05::nonod::smilielol5:


Your mom has really come through for you this week.
OK - just a mom talking. :tongue:
 

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No, I know she has. I really appreciate it, too. She still doesn't do crap for my birds, though......she just lets me have them! Hahaa, but yeah, I'm thankful and happy that she let me. :)
 

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Abby,
I'm certain that your mom appreciates that you are a good daughter, too. There are so many destructive things you could be into, but, instead, you like birds. That has to be something that your mom appreciates.
 

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Yeah, I really feel like I've been good with all that stuff. I'm very against drugs, alcohol, all of that bad stuff. I really feel like I've been a good person who is making good decisions lately. The birds help with that. ;)
 

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Abby I've never been into drinking/smoking/drugs... personally I never will be, I've had that much rubbish in my life because of family issues to do with those that I never wanna be that way! Being good girls is a good thing:thumbsup:
 

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Daisy I also have Parrots of the World. It's a great book for identification. You may like to look at these books. They are written by breeders (and a vet) for breeders. They are excellent and can be purchased by mail order.

http://www.birdkeeper.com.au/abk-bird-books

I have many of them. A Guide to Basic Health and Disease in Birds is excellent. I know the Vet personally (he is one of my avian vets). He has written the book in language we can understand and not just vet speak.
 

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Thanks Kate! I think I might order that book asap. Parrots of the world is really great! And it's cool how he's written a book all of us can understand, thankyou for sharing
 

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Thanks for that site, Kate! I've been looking through all of the books on there. Whenever I go to large bookstores, they never have any books I need, just your tiny basic budgie care books. This site looks like it has a lot more specific titles, and I absolutely love reading about birds. Thank you!
 

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Just went to the library! Picked up ten books related to birds, including that Alex & Me book. I'm currently reading it and it's great!
I've noticed a lot of the old books about birds are pretty outdated. A majority of the library's books about birds are pretty old. :/
 

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Many old books are outdated sadly
 
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