Search results for: parrot

The Parrot Who Owns Me

Author : Joanna Burger
File Size : 88.1 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 900
Read : 332
Download »
“Birds are my passion,” says Joanna Burger, “but parrots are my weakness.” Fifteen years ago, when se adopted a neglected, orphaned thirty-six year old parrot named Tiko, she entered on of the most complex relationships of her life. Sullen and hostile when he entered Dr. Burger’s home, Tiko gradually warmed as she carefully persuaded him of her good intentions. Eventually he courted her, building nests inside household furniture during mating season and trying to coax her into them. He nursed her vigilantly through a bout with Lyme disease, regularly preening each strand of hair on the pillow as she slept. For a while he even fought her husband for her attentions, but eventually theirs became a relationship of deep mutual trust. The Parrot Who Owns Me is also the story of the science of birds, and of parrots in particular (America’s third most commonly owned pet, after cats and dogs). Woven into the narrative are insights and fascinating revelations from Joanna Burger’s work — not only about parrots, but about what it means to be human. By turns delightful, hilarious, touching, and enlightening, The Parrot Who Owns Me introduces us to an unforgettable bird and his human companion, whose friendships tells us much about ourselves.

Parrot Culture

Author : Bruce Thomas Boehrer
File Size : 37.57 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 695
Read : 199
Download »
After completing his conquest of the Persian empire, Alexander the Great maneuvered his army across the Hindu Kush and into India. During his two years there, he traveled from dry frigid mountains to humid tropical lowlands and then back across one of the most punishing deserts on the planet. He fought a series of desperate battles against strange foes mounted on war-elephants, suffering wounds that nearly killed him. And when he eventually turned homeward, he brought with him specimens of a rare, magical species, a bird that could speak with a human voice. Introduced to Europe by Alexander, parrots were quickly embraced by Western culture as exotic and astonishing, full of marvelous powers, and close to the gods. Over the centuries they would become objects of veneration or figures of folly, creatures prized for their wit--or their place on the dinner table. Ultimately, they would become emblematic of the West's interaction with the world at large. Identifying a deeply rooted obsession with these beautiful and loquacious birds, Bruce Thomas Boehrer provides the first account of parrots and their impact on the Western world. Parrot Culture: Our 2500-Year-Long Fascination with the World's Most Talkative Bird traces the unusual history of parrots from their introduction in the Graeco-Roman world as items of oriental luxury, through the great age of New World exploration, to the contemporary ecological crisis of globalism. Boehrer identifies the poignant irony in the way parrots became ubiquitous as symbols and mascots, while suffering near extinction at the hands of those who desired them. Exploring their presence and meanings in the art, literature, and history of Western civilization, Parrot Culture also celebrates the beauty, intelligence, and personality of these birds, whose fate will say as much about us and the world we have created as it will about them.

The Pet Owners Guide to Parrot

Author : Matthew Debanks
File Size : 56.81 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 981
Read : 627
Download »
Parrots have long been a favoured pet by humans. The first parrot was imported into the UK in 1504 however they were kept by the ancient Romans long before this. Parrots when cared for properly and given sufficient attention will live a long time. Because of their unique ability to talk and their very intelligent nature parrots often become more than a pet and instead part of the family. In this guide you will learn everything you need to know about keeping a pet parrot.

The Case Of The Perjured Parrot

Author : Erle Stanley Gardner
File Size : 48.56 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 970
Read : 982
Download »
The only witness to a millionaire’s murder is a parrot that keeps repeating phrases that may identify the killer.

The Paragon Parrot

Author : Rumi
File Size : 28.18 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 896
Read : 468
Download »
Rumi is regarded by many as the world's greatest poet. This selection by Arthur Scholey provides a taster of Rumi's great work. Here are stories plucked from friends and folk tales and real life, embodying Sufi wisdom, kindness, courtesy and candour.

The Parrot Reckonings

Author : Marguerite Floyd
File Size : 38.34 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 556
Read : 634
Download »
a selection of humorous essays on life with parrots

Parrot Crackers

Author : Kelly Doudna
File Size : 85.93 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 909
Read : 784
Download »
Peg leg Polly Parrot and her pirate crew capture a cargo of fancy snack crackers in exchange for some fruit.

Thinking like a Parrot

Author : Alan B. Bond
File Size : 28.44 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 812
Read : 552
Download »
From two experts on wild parrot cognition, a close look at the intelligence, social behavior, and conservation of these widely threatened birds. People form enduring emotional bonds with other animal species, such as dogs, cats, and horses. For the most part, these are domesticated animals, with one notable exception: many people form close and supportive relationships with parrots, even though these amusing and curious birds remain thoroughly wild creatures. What enables this unique group of animals to form social bonds with people, and what does this mean for their survival? In Thinking like a Parrot, Alan B. Bond and Judy Diamond look beyond much of the standard work on captive parrots to the mischievous, inquisitive, and astonishingly vocal parrots of the wild. Focusing on the psychology and ecology of wild parrots, Bond and Diamond document their distinctive social behavior, sophisticated cognition, and extraordinary vocal abilities. Also included are short vignettes—field notes on the natural history and behavior of both rare and widely distributed species, from the neotropical crimson-fronted parakeet to New Zealand’s flightless, ground-dwelling kākāpō. This composite approach makes clear that the behavior of captive parrots is grounded in the birds’ wild ecology and evolution, revealing that parrots’ ability to bond with people is an evolutionary accident, a by-product of the intense sociality and flexible behavior that characterize their lives. Despite their adaptability and intelligence, however, nearly all large parrot species are rare, threatened, or endangered. To successfully manage and restore these wild populations, Bond and Diamond argue, we must develop a fuller understanding of their biology and the complex set of ecological and behavioral traits that has led to their vulnerability. Spanning the global distribution of parrot species, Thinking like a Parrot is rich with surprising insights into parrot intelligence, flexibility, and—even in the face of threats—resilience.

Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials

Author : Allison Randal
File Size : 29.89 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 118
Read : 524
Download »
This look at Perl 6 uncovers developments in Parrot - the interpreter engine that will execute code written in the new Perl 6 language and the most revolutionary change in the language itself - Apocalypse 12 on objects.

The Adventures of a Parrot Named Poll Pry Including Her Birth Education Adversity Prosperity and Death

Author : Ann Elizabeth OULTON
File Size : 37.76 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 851
Read : 985
Download »

Recovery Plan for the Puerto Rican Parrot Amazona Vittata

Author : Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Team
File Size : 27.70 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 589
Read : 251
Download »

A Parrot in the Painting

Author : Thea Feldman
File Size : 76.17 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 271
Read : 369
Download »
Dip a toe, paw, or fin into history with this fact-tastic Level 2 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series all about pets and the people who owned them! The legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo had many pets. Among them was a little parrot by the name of Bonito, the Spanish word for “beautiful.” Frida painted her monkeys, her dogs, and her deer, but when would she be ready to paint Bonito? Discover the story of Bonito and Frida Kahlo in this fact-filled Level 2 Ready-to-Read.

The Parrot s Theorem

Author : Denis Guedj
File Size : 69.2 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 909
Read : 1066
Download »
Mr. Ruche, a Parisian bookseller, receives a bequest from a long lost friend in the Amazon of a vast library of math books, which propels him into a great exploration of the story of mathematics. Meanwhile Max, whose family lives with Mr. Ruche, takes in a voluble parrot who will discuss math with anyone. When Mr. Ruche learns of his friend's mysterious death in a Brazilian rainforest, he decides that with the parrot's help he will use these books to teach Max and his brother and sister the mysteries of Euclid's Elements, Pythagoras's Theorem and the countless other mathematical wonders. But soon it becomes clear that Mr. Ruche has inherited the library for reasons other than enlightenment, and before he knows it the household is racing to prevent the parrot and vital, new theorems from falling into the wrong hands. An immediate bestseller when first published in France, The Parrot's Theorem charmingly combines a straightforward history of mathematics and a first-rate murder mystery.

My Best Friend the Parrot

Author : Monica Pierrazzi Mitri
File Size : 48.21 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 682
Read : 209
Download »
Age : 6-8 years old Reading Level : 1st Grade - 3rd Grade Discover the funny and thrilling adventures of a little boy and his parrot ! Squawk is a tender and affectionate parrot, with a very strong character. He does not hesitate to imitate the telephone ring to make mum run, squeal when we switch the TV channel and spray water everywhere. This story of a unique relationship of 2 inseparable friends is a great for beginning readers. EXCERPT Today is my birthday and my parents are taking me to a family friend who breeds parrots. A little bird will be my gift. I have been collecting a lot of information about parrots over the past weeks and I feel that I’m now ready to take care of my pet. “Choose one nestling” the lady says to me “they are all so cute!” and she is right. They have a very big head and an even bigger beak and they look at me with wide open eyes. One little parrot has a funny feather peeping out from the back of his head. He looks funny and I decide he will come home with me. As I pick him up he opens his beak and emits a strange call “I like it, I’ll call you Squawk!” Featured books: • My Best Friend - The Dog • My Best Friend - The Cat • My Best Friend - The Pony

The King in a Parrot s Body

Author : ANANT PAI
File Size : 32.27 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 977
Read : 318
Download »
The three worlds of the universe were reeling from shock: the asuras had taken control! Even the plants were withering away. Only the great Lord Vishnu could make things right again. He got both devas and asuras to churn up life-giving nectar from the ocean of milk and then ensured that the asuras were kept away from this gift of immortality.

Parrot s Lament The and Other True Tales of Animal Intrigue Intelligen

Author : Eugene Linden
File Size : 88.79 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 989
Read : 229
Download »
A gorilla shrewdly sells back a missing key chain to the highest bidder. An orangutan picks a lock to let himself out of his zoo enclosure and two elephants adopt a tag-team strategy to keep their handlers from putting them back into theirs. In The Parrot's Lament, noted environmentalist Eugene Linden offers more than one hundred true anecdotes about animal acts of cooperation, heroism, escape—even tales of deception or manipulation of human beings. Drawing on the first-person experiences of veterinarians, field biologists, researchers, and trainers, Linden has compiled a warmly entertaining and powerfully persuasive argument for animal consciousness that, while not human, far exceeds what humans usually grant animals. Scientifically sound and emotionally compelling, The Parrot's Lament contains remarkable stories that are sure to resonate with animal lovers, turning skeptics everywhere into believers.

Lorito the Parrot

Author : Rebecca Anders
File Size : 27.28 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 639
Read : 403
Download »
Two children learn about green Amazon parrots when they visit one at the home of their neighbor.

Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum Psittaci or parrots by T Salvadori

Author : British Museum (Natural History). Department of Zoology
File Size : 56.39 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 155
Read : 936
Download »

The Parrot s Egg

Author : Alain Blondel
File Size : 28.87 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 735
Read : 851
Download »

The Parrot s Death Other Poems

Author : P. Lal
File Size : 61.40 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 762
Read : 1096
Download »