Publisher description for Birds for dummies / by Gina Spadafori and Brian L. Speer ; foreword by Joe Carvalho.

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Counter Birds have amazing capacity for love and affection. But they aren't maintenance-free; in fact, most birds have complex needs and desires that must be considered carefully when you choose which feathered friend to own. Whether you are bringing a bird into your life or are a seasoned owner adding to your flock, Birds For Dummies helps you address the issues that matter most to you and the bird. This book also offers a 16-page full-color spread that introduces you to bird types from around the world and explains which ones make the best pets. It will show you how to Explore which bird is best for you and your lifestyle before you make a decision Find a reliable store from which to make your purchase Care for your bird, with sections dedicated to cages, carriers, toys, food and grooming Keep your bird healthy by identifying signs of illness and finding a quality veterinarian Create a harmonious living situation for you, your bird and other members of your household Minimize noise and mess your bird might be inclined to make in the home

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Cage birds