"THE QUAKER HANDBOOK"
This informative, enlightening, and educational book contains
loads of information regarding those special little green bird buddies, the infamous
Quakers! The book is spiral-bound for easy reference, has a color cover depicting a
blue quaker and a green quaker; contains over 100 pages, and covers topics such as:
|background information and origin|
|basic avian terminology|
|the decision to buy a Quaker|
|cages, toys, and accessories selection|
|diet and health|
|taming and training|
|socialization, nurturing and speech|
|behavior modification for screaming, biting, and potty training|
|wing, nail, and beak grooming|
|hand-feeding and raising babies |
|up-to-date state ownership regulations|
Also includes several interesting and humorous articles contributed by other Quaker
owners! Written by Theresa and Alan Jordan, quaker breeders and bird owners for over 7
years, with assistance from avian veterinarians and other quaker owners and breeders.
Current Reviews of "The Quaker Handbook"
BIRD FANCIER MAGAZINE (SPRING 97 issue) writes:
"An Informative Guide to Keeping, Breeding, and Raising Quaker Parakeets,"
is an apt description for this user-friendly little book. Although it positions itself
as geared towards new Quaker owners, this book should be in the library of anyone who
either owns or is thinking about getting into Quaker Parakeets. The authors go into a fair
amount of detail, not only describing what it can be like owning one of these little birds
with the large-parrot personality, but discussing the pros and cons of purchasing an adult
rather than a handfed baby. The book then proceeds to walk the reader step by step through
the process of locating, selecting, and purchasing a suitable Quaker Parakeet. Included
are descriptions of current criteria and restrictions throughout the United States for
ownership of these birds."
"The sections on housing and nutrition offer sound advice and a variety of ideas for
different situations. The authors round out the Quaker's physical well-being with a
chapter that discusses various hazards avian pets may encounter and the safety precautions
which can counteract them."
"Too often avian care books gloss over the mental health aspect of birds in
captivity, giving it limited space and importance. Thankfully, The Quaker Handbook is
the exception, covering the topics of enrichment techniques, suitable toys, proper
socialization and nurturing with detailed descriptions. Training and behavior modification
are also discussed with enough background information and suggestions given for bird
owners to feel comfortable giving them a try. And giving it a try is what this book is
basically about. It's organizaed into easily located sections which have a natural
progression of topics. The ringed binding lends itself the the "hands-on" Quaker
owner who will usually keep it open, using it as a reference."
BIRD TALK MAGAZINE (FEBRUARY 97 issue) writes:
"The Quaker Parakeet Handbook" is
" An Informative Guide To
Keeping, Breeding, and Raising Quaker Parakeets."
It's difficult to find information on Quakers, but this book seems to have it all!
Topics covered include availability, state regulations, supplies needed, diet, health,
safety, behavior modification, potty training, hand feeding, and more. There are also
clever Quaker stories describing what these birds have to offer."
The Society Of Parrot & Breeders and Exhibitors:
Myiopsitta monachus, receives long overdue attention in a library
"This small, spiral bound book is long overdue in avian literature as the Quaker
or Monk Parakeet,
"The opening first pages quickly establish the quaker with a positive personality
and superb talking ability making it a talking rival of the larger psittacines. A brief
description of the known mutations occurs early in the book sparking interest for those
aviculturists who are challenged by breeding mutations or those breeders who would like to
establish a complete collection."
"Chapter 2 delves into the basic ownership responsibilities of quakers and what
can be expected by the new owner. The remainder of the book flows smoothly from bringing
your bird home to the real life adventures of living with quakers. The section
"Creating A Bond of Trust" gives six basic rules which would benefit all bird
"Especially appealing is the closing chapter titled "Quaker Stories"
which reflects life with pet quakers. This collection of first hand experiences of life
with pet quakers adds a very pleasing finale to the book."
"This small book is indeed a "handbook" giving both the old and new
quaker owner a handy reference."
Dr. Al Decoteau writes:
"Theresa Jordan has written a complete and magnificent book
on the famous Quaker or Monk Parakeet. She has selected the treat among birds, the clown
among parrots and the best pet bird one can get when they are handfed and closely allied
to the human."
"It is pleasing to follow Mrs. Jordan's outline, so well presented and in an order
the novice will follow so well."
"It was particularly pleasing to me to see the methods used in feeding; at a time
when we stress new methods of feeding in aviculture it is noted that this author covers
every aspect of feeding very well."
"The author's coverage of basic terminology is worthwhile to the beginner. It is
extremely important for an author to remain basic and not delve into too many veterinary
responsibilities. Indeed it is well handled here."
"Finally, the Quaker stories are most enjoyable."
"Once you have read this treatise on Quakers, you will indeed be ready to own a
Hundreds Of Satisfied Customers!!!
"I'm new at this but want to say "The Quaker Handbook"
is great. I have a 8 month old Quaker "Kiwi" and needed to have some guidlines
to go by. Thanks for the help with eating problems! Keep up the good work." - Lynne
"Received your book Quaker Handbook and read it front to back. Very informative"
- Linda Lydy
"I purchased one of the Quaker Handbooks and I LOVE it. Very informative,and
entertaining." - Mommy Birdy
Order yours now!!!
"The Quaker Parakeet HandBook" is the FIRST AND MOST
INFORMATIVE BOOK AVAILABLE dedicated to the Quaker Parakeet! Great for both owners
and breeders alike!
$19.95 plus $3.00 S/H.
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