Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: T.F.H. Publications, March 1984
Second in popularity only to the budgerigar, the cockatiel has been and continues to be a favorite pet among bird fanciers everywhere. These sociable birds are sure to win your heart, whether it is because of their dramatic head markings and striking crest, their amusing personalities, or their talent for mimicry. If you have decided that the cockatiel is the pet bird for you, then the way to prepare for its arrival is with Howard Richmond's book, The Joy of Cockatiels. There are tips on what to look for in a potential pet cockatiel, how to feed and house it, and there are even a few first-aid pointers. A good portion of the book is devoted to taming cockatiels and training them to perform tricks and to mimic human speech. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful full-color photographs, The Joy of Cockatiels is the place to start for those bird lovers who want to keep a pet cockatiel.
***N.B. This book has a "publisher remainder mark" on the bottom of the pages. As such, it is sold here at a deep discount. It normally sells for $11.95 for the book alone, not including postage.