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Pet Care Resources: Birds

A Veterinary Medicine Library Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information on a variety of general pet care topics.


Athan, Mattie Sue and Dianalee Deter. The African Grey Parrot Handbook. Barron's Educational Series, 2009.

Bermelin, Immanuel and Annette Wolter. The Parakeet Handbook: Everything about the Purchase, Diet, Diseases, and Behavior of Parakeets, with a Special Chapter on Raising Parakeets. 2nd edition. Barron's Educational Series, 2009.

Biardo, John C. Your Pet Parakeet: A Complete Care Guide. Revised edition. Elmwood Publishing Company, 2000.

Doane, Bonny Munro. The Parrot in Health and Illness: An Owner's Guide. Howell Books, 1991. 320p. ISBN: 0876058268.

Freud, Arthur. Parakeets: A Complete Pet Owner's Manual. Barron's Educational Series, 2009.

von Frisch, Otto; translated by Robert Kimber and Rita Kimber. Mynahs: Everything about Purchase, Acclimation, Nutrition, & Diseases. Barron's Educational Series, 1986.

Gallerstein, Gary A. The Complete Pet Bird Owner's Handbook. Howell Book House, 2003.
Provides information on selecting and caring for your pet bird including housing, nutrition, handling, and grooming.

Higdon, Pamela Leis. The Quaker Parrot: An Owner's Guide to a Happy, Healthy Pet. Simon & Schuster Trade, 1998.

Low, Rosemary. The Loving Care of Pet Parrots. Hancock House Publishers, 2000.

Martin, Hans J. Zebra Finches. Barron's Eduational Series, 2000.
Earlier edition entitled: Zebra Finches: Everything About Housing, Care, Nutrition, Breeding, & Disease. Barron's Educational Series, 1985.

Vriends, Matthew M. Gouldian Finches: Everything About Purchasing, Housing, Care, Nutrition, Breeding, & Diseases. Barron's Educational Series, 1991.

Vriends, Matthew M. The Parrotlets Handbook: A Complete Pet Owner's Manual. Barron's Educational Series, 1999.

Wolter, Annette and Monika Wegler. The Complete Book of Parakeet Care. 1st English language edition. Barron's Educational Series, 1994.

University of Illinois library bird breeding materials

University of Illinois Library Bird Books

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