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For all kids thinking of asking for a pet or who have just gotten a pet: this topic guide will help you learn all you need to know about caring for your pet. Find books, videos and activities to help you be the best pet owner ever!
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A Bird for You - Susan Blackaby; Charlene DeLage (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1404801170
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
Discusses how to care for a pet bird, including what to feed it, choosing a type of bird, and the best way to set up a cage.

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Birds: How to Choose and Care for a Bird - Laura S. Jeffrey
ISBN: 0766025152
Publication Date: 2004-11-01
Provides information on keeping birds as pets, including how to choose and care for a bird.

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Caring for Your Pet Bird - David Alderton
ISBN: 078941077X
Publication Date: 1996-11-01
Offers advice on choosing and caring for a bird, including housing, equipment, feeding, handling, and breeding.

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Caring for Your Bird - June Preszler; Jennifer Zablotny (Consultant Editor)
ISBN: 1429612525
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
Provides information on keeping birds as pets, including how to choose and care for such birds as canaries, budgies, and cockatiels.

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Learning to Care for a Bird - Felicia Lowenstein Niven
ISBN: 9780766031920
Publication Date: 2010-09-01

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My First Bird - Linda Bozzo
ISBN: 076602749X
Publication Date: 2007-02-01
Describes how to choose a pet bird and prepare for its presence, including information on food, care, cleaning, cages, and illness.



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Home School: Birds - Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Grooming, feeding, housing, and vet visit basics for all creatures feathered are included in this helpful, instructional how-to-guide for bird owners.


How to Choose a Pet Bird


How to Take Care of a Bird

Long Island Resources

  • Long Island Parrot Society
    LIPS is "for the birds"-- We are dedicated to responsible bird ownership through education and example. Our members include breeders, pet shop professionals, and parrot fanatics who share their homes with multiple birds, and there are members who are proud to have just one special parrot.
  • Long Island Pet Expo
    Pet Expos are designed to educate and entertain the public about the wonderful world of pets. They are family oriented events featuring many educational demonstrations and seminars, hands-on-petting opportunities, special attractions, pet adoptions, and entertaining exhibits.

Online Resources

  • Pet Bird Guide from Animal Planet
    Take care of your feathered friends. Whether it's a behavior issue, something your bird ate, or a concern over lost feathers, Animal Planet's got the answers.
  • Types of Pet Birds
    Use this database from the Planet to research birds that can be kept as pets

Bird Activities


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