Pidgeons - Doves - Quail - Aviary
Song Bird - Canarie - Budgie - Parrots
Colin West, the master of comic verse, has written and illustrated his funniest collection yet: Never Nudge a Budgie. The book is divided into seven sections and contains a hundred poems of different kinds - limericks, nonsense, tongue twisters, shape poems and rhymes. They are on a surprising and entertaining range of subjects, from the ogre doing yoga in a toga and the hedgehog's valentine to whether or not to be a bee. Some are old, some new; all are infused with Colin's wit and his quirky view of the world. And each poem is accompanied by a wonderful witty picture by the poet himself - don't miss his portrayal of the Blunderblat or of Betty eating spaghetti!
About the Author
Colin published his first collections of nonsense verse in 1975, shortly after graduating from The Royal College of Art, and since then has written over 60 children's books. His talent for off-message, anarchic laughter has brought him many fans, including America's Children's Laureate, Kenn Nesbitt, who calls him "a master of the art of humorous poetry for children." Colin lives in Battle, East Sussex.
A budgie, as the common parakeet is typically called, is the subject of this Complete Care Made Easy pet guide that presents new and experienced bird keepers with insight into every aspect of selecting, caring for, and maintaining well-behaved happy pet birds.
Angela Davids has written an ideal introductory pet guide, with chapters on the characteristics of the irresistible budgie, the history of budgies in the wild, selection of a healthy, typical pet bird, housing and care, feeding, training, and health care.
The selection chapter offers potential owners excellent advice about selection of the color and sex, suitability of the delicate budgie with families, children, and other pets. In the chapter on housing and care, the author discusses selection of the right cage, placement of the cage, and the purchase of toys, cups, perches, and more.
A bird’s diet is critical to its ongoing health, and the chapter devoted to feeding the budgie gives the reader all the info he or she needs about choosing the best diet, different types of seeds, greens, fruits, veggies, grit, as well as human foods to avoid.
The chapter Training Time” addresses finger training, towel training, perch training, and offers an easy-to-follow primer on teaching a budgie to talk.
The final two chapters of the book will be useful for bird fanciers interested in learning more about the breeding and the basic color variations and genetics of this perfect beginner’s bird. The book concludes with an appendix of bird societies, a glossary of terms, and a complete index.
This title is filled with useful information and advice, from how to choose a budgie, to feeding and healthcare. It offers practical instruction on how to handle your pet, train it to perch on your finger and teach it to talk, shown in over 60 easy-to-follow photographs. Ideal for 5- to 9-year-olds, this book will enable children to bond with their budgie and get the most out of being a responsible and caring pet owner. It is written by an internationally renowned authority on birds and their care. Children love animals. Looking after one's first pet is a hugely enjoyable and wondrous experience for a small child, as well as providing important lessons in growing up, taking responsibility and caring for others. This delightful book is packed with pictures of young pet owners learning how to take care of their pet birds. It contains essential guidance on everything from choosing a budgie and settling it into the home, to taming it and cleaning out its cage. The practical advice is complemented by step-by-step photographs and a gallery of the different budgie varieties that are available.
This book is an invaluable resource that captures the appeal of these birds in a fun and accessible way.