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Publisher Description

There are an estimated 50 million parrots in the United States today. Their intelligence and extraordinary personalities make them beloved members of the families that bring them into their homes.

In Of Parrots and People, award-winning journalist and long-time parrot owner Mira Tweti reveals the complex world of parrots-their astonishing intellect, often-intimate relationships with humans, and, unfortunately, the calamitous practices of the bird industry. Delving into the secret world of the global parrot trade, Tweti documents the forces driving these remarkable creatures to the brink of extinction. A critical addition to the popular shelf of books about animals and their behavior, Of Parrots and People is a startling wake-up call in the tradition of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.

GENRE
Lifestyle & Home
RELEASED
2008
August 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Rumbaboy ,

Interesting

Covers a lot of interesting information about the intelligence of parrots and the horrors the pet parrot trade. We hear so much about the abuse and neglect of dogs and cats but pet birds and their abuse is rarely heard about. This book is very thought provoking. Was shocked at the reality of just how horrible Gods creatures are treated.

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