This title is filled with useful information and advice, from how to choose a budgie, to feeding and healthcare. It offers practical instruction on how to handle your pet, train it to perch on your finger and teach it to talk, shown in over 60 easy-to-follow photographs. Ideal for 5- to 9-year-olds, this book will enable children to bond with their budgie and get the most out of being a responsible and caring pet owner. It is written by an internationally renowned authority on birds and their care. Children love animals. Looking after one's first pet is a hugely enjoyable and wondrous experience for a small child, as well as providing important lessons in growing up, taking responsibility and caring for others. This delightful book is packed with pictures of young pet owners learning how to take care of their pet birds. It contains essential guidance on everything from choosing a budgie and settling it into the home, to taming it and cleaning out its cage. The practical advice is complemented by step-by-step photographs and a gallery of the different budgie varieties that are available. This book is an invaluable resource that captures the appeal of these birds in a fun and accessible way.