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If you are experiencing behavioral problems with your fid, there are 2 yahoo groups I recommend. One is called and the other group is the clicker training list.

Here is Dr. Susan Friedman's LLP/"Living & Learning With Parrots" and BAS/"Behavior Analysis Solutions" Suggested Reading List. The source for this list may be found at:

"I [Dr. Susan Friedman--ed.] often hear the comment that there are too few resources besides popular magazines to help us live and learn with parrots.  It's not so! But you do need to know where to look and you do need to be a good generalizer of information across different disciplines.  Below are some of my favorite resources - by no means an exhaustive list.  Read smart.  Be skeptical.  Look for data and grounding in the science of behavior.  Common sense and cultural knowledge are not enough to be an expert about learning and behavior.

The books are listed in alphabetical order.  If you can only read one book, do start with Karen Pryor's "Don't Shoot the Dog".  It will provide the foundation that will make all the other readings more meaningful and improve your ability to critique the plausibility of other experts.  All of these books are available through except where otherwise noted."

1.  "
Animal Training: Successful Animal Management through Positive
", by Ken Ramirez (1999).

2.  "
Clicking With Birds: A Beginners Guide to Clicker Training Your
Companion Parrot
" by Linda Morrow (available at

3.  "
Clicker Training with Birds", by Melinda Johnson.

4.  "
Culture Clash", by Jean Donaldson

5.  "
Do Animals Think?", by Clive D. L. Wynn

6.  "
Don't Shoot the Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training"
(revised  edition), by
Karen Pryor.

7.  "
First Course in Applied Behavior Analysis", by Paul Chance.

8.  "
For the Love of Greys", by Bobbi Brinker (available at

9.  "
Good Bird! A Guide to Solving Behavioral Problems in Companion
" by Barbara Heidenreich.

10. "
Here Kitty, Kitty, Catherine Crawmer on Training Cats", by
Catherine Crawmer (available at

11. "
How Dogs Learn", by Mary Burch, Ph.D. & Jon S. Bailey, Ph.D.

12. "
The Power of Positive Parenting - A Positive Way to Raise
", by Glen Latham.


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