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I highly recommend this book to all parrot owners, as well as those interested in companion birds.
It's only words to us, but the meaning of captive... "imprisonment, jail, restraint, slavery, bondage..." is an everyday reality for most parrots.
Ms. Tweti has written a well-researched and informative book which reads more like a crime novel than nonfiction book.
Although this book made some good points about the abuse of exotic birds that's all I found in it. After reading over 50% I found example after example of how birds are abused. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Boru100
This book is not a book about how to play with your bird or how to put food in front of it. This book sheds light on the topic of parrot trade and capture from the wild. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jon D. Or Vandeyacht
This is truly an amazing book. It starts out on an entertaining, informational and light-hearted note with wonderful, true stories about a number of different parrots. Read morePublished 11 months ago by BirdMama
Great book! Easy reading, very well researched, full of both scientific as well as anectodal information and an eye-opener in many ways.Published 13 months ago by Beatriz Cazeneuve
I had just brought home my sweet little Senegal parrot Bodhi when I came across this book. I have no idea why it has the word "funny" in it, because it is a pretty depressing... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dr. Stephanie Buehler
I had no idea this would be a book that would change my opinions of many things. The author describees and explores all the aspects of parrot ownership in this book. Read morePublished 20 months ago by sweetqueen
Great Book! Highly recommend it, especially for those who love, own or want to protect these great, beautiful, intelligent and magnificent creatures!Published 20 months ago by MB
Becoming a 'bird person' is almost something of a religious conversion, because once you are a bird caretaker, you can never go back! Great book. Thanks!Published on July 15, 2011 by K. Bowser
This is a well-written book that provides surprising insights into the personalities of parrots and the ways many humans have unknowingly made their lives difficult. Read morePublished on March 3, 2011 by Laura Carlson