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Examining, Surviving and Loving life with Parrots

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Rebecca’s Books & Articles

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January 1, 2014 The Perfectly Trained Parrot, an extensive training guide, TFH Publications

February 2011 Lories and Lorikeets, A guide to owning and caring for finches, TFH Publications.

November 2009 Lift: A Falconry Memoir, an exploration of the first season training a peregrine falcon, Red Hen Press.

September 2008 Finches, A guide to owning and caring for finches, TFH Publications/Animal Planet

January 2007  A Parrot for Life, An instructional book for keeping pet parrots healthy and happy, TFH Publications.



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Articles available online from BirdChannel.com

Bird Talk Annual, :Train Your Parrot: Train these 3 basic but important behaviors.” 2013

BirdsUSA “Let’s Talk Parrots: Get the facts behind 10 common talking myths, ” Annual 2012

Bird Talk, “Rules of Engagement: Five rules for a happy parrot household,” November 2011

BirdsUSA, “5 Ways to Be a Better Parrot Owner,” Annual 2011

Birds Talk, “It’s Me or the Parrot,” May 2010

Bird Talk, “Giving Back: Is fostering right for you?,” March 2010.

Bird Talk, “Starting Over: Hitting the reset button on your relationship,” January 2010

Bird Talk, “Under Assault? Reward the Good, not the Bad, to Avoid the Ugly,” October 2009.

Bird Talk, “Tame to Train,” September 2009

Good Bird magazine, “Of Falcons and Parrots: Five ways being a falconer has made me a better parrot trainer,” Fall 2009.

Bird Talk, “It’s a Team Effort: A well-behaved parrot is everyone’s responsibility,” June 2009.

Bird Talk, “Become a Better Trainer: Teach your bird these three essentials,” May 2009.

Bird Talk, “Your New Parrot Partner: Make the Honeymoon Last a Lifetime,” April 2009

Bird’s USA, “What No One Told You About Parrots,” Annual 2009

Bird Talk, “10 Steps to a Calm(er) Bird,” March 2008

Bird Talk, “Set for Life: What you teach your parrot makes all the difference,” April 2008

Good Bird magazine, “The Big A: Anthropomorphism,” Fall 2007

Good Bird magazine, “Teaching Your Parrot to Play,” Summer 2007

Good Bird magazine, “How to Choose and Use (but don’t abuse!) an Avian Behavior Consultant, Winter 2006

Bird Times, “Times are Changing,” April 2006

Bird Times, “Rescue Me,” October 2005

Bird Times, “Are you Talkin’ to Me?,” August 2005

Bird Times, “Fun with Food,” June 2005

Good Bird magazine, “Healesville Sactuary,” Spring 2005

Bird Times, “Stepping Up,” April 2005

Bird Times, “Its a Jungle Out There,” February 2005

Bird Times, “Entertaining A Bird Brain,” December 2004

Bird Times, “Get the Bite Out,” October 2004

Bird Times, “Get it on Cue, “ August 2004

Bird Times, “The Basics of Bad Behavior,” February 2004