20+ Parrots Books For Every Bird Lovers!

A parrot book for bird lovers makes a great gift, and can also be used as coffee table decor. These fun and informative books are filled with color photos of both common and exotic parrot birds. It would make the perfect addition to any home.


Guide to the Senegal Parrot and Its Family

by Mattie Sue Athan, Dianalee Deter, Susan Green (Photographer)

Our Review:

This book covers almost every element of what you need to know about having a Poicephalus. I can’t think of anything they left out, except that they don’t get into teaching the bird to communicate. There are high-quality images of the many species scattered throughout the book. If you have a Poicephalus or are considering getting one, this is a must-have.

Complete Guide to Senegal Parrots

by Pamela Hutchinson

African Parrots

by Rick Jordan and Jean Pattison


Parrot-Toys and Play Areas: How To Put Some Fun Into Your Parrot’s Life

by Carol S. D’Arezzo and Lauren Shannon-Nunn

Feeding Your Pet Bird

by Petra M. Burgmann, Michele Earle-Bridges (Illustrator)

The Birdie Treats Cookbook

by Michele Bledsoe, Chris Rupert (Illustrator), Kelly Schaeffer, Kelly Schaefer (Illustrator)


Guide to a Well-Behaved Parrot

by Mattie Sue Athan, Michele Earle-Bridges (Illustrator)

Guide to Companion Parrot Behavior

by Mattie Sue Athan

Parrot Training: A Guide to Taming and Gentling Your Avian Companion (Pets)

by Bonnie Munro Doane

My Parrot, My Friend: An Owner’s Guide to Parrot Behavior

by Bonnie Munro Boane, Thomas Qualkinbush (Contributor), Bonnie Munro Doane


The Alex Studies: Cognitive and Communicative Abilities of Grey Parrots

by Sally Blanchard


Psittacine Aviculture: Perspectives, Techniques and Research

by Richard M. Schubot, Kevin J. Clubb, and Susan L. Clubb

Companion Parrot Handbook

by Sally Blanchard

The Complete Bird Owner’s Handbook

by Gary A. Gallerstein and Heather Acker


The Ultimate Parrot

by Barrett Watson (Editor), Mike Hurley

Our Review:

There is some great parrot information in this book. The chapters are Introducing the Parrot, What Makes a Parrot a Parrot?, Setting Up Home, Making the Choice, Arriving Home, Caring For Your Parrot, Behavior and Training, Diet and Nutrition, Breeding Parrots, Incubating and Hand-Rearing, Common Health Problems and Diseases, Parrot Breeds, Rare and Endangered Parrots. There is only a photo of two Senegals, but there are short writeups on all seven Poicephalus species in captivity.

The Encylopedia of Caged and Aviary Birds: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to Pet Birds of the World

by David Alderton

Our Review:

This book has really incredible photos. It’s divided into Waxbills and Related Species, Weavers and Whydahs, Canaries and Related Finches, Quails and Pheasants, Softbills, Australian Parakeets, Cockatiels, Cockatoos, Lories and Lorikeets, Parrots, and Doves and Pigeons. Each species has a description covering the area of origin and some breeding information. The Poicephalus mentioned are the Senegals, Meyer’s, Ruppell’s, Red Bellieds, and Jardine’s.

The Complete Parrot

by Arthur Freud

Cage and Aviary Bird Survival Manual: A Comprehensive Family-By-Family Guide to Keeping Cage and Aviary Birds

by Graham Wellstead

Our Review:

There are several sections in this book–Ducks and Geese, Birds of Prey, Pigeons and Doves, Pheasants and Quail, Parrots, Small Softbills, Small Seed Eaters, and Starlings and Larger Softbills. For Poicephalus, it only contains the Senegal. The photos in this British authored book are simply wonderful! There is some general bird information in the book as well–Cages, Bird Room, and Aviaries, Feeding, Breeding, and Dealing with Disease.

Simon and Schuster’s Guide to Pet Birds

by Matthew M. Vriends

Our Review:

This book has 100 pages of pet bird species. Senegal, Meyer’s, and Ruppell’s are the sole species of Poicephalus. There are 100 pages of bird material in the beginning, including history, housing, breeding, finding and selecting good birds, diet, illness and obesity, and so on.


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