Two expert parrot owners point out the pros and cons of adopting a bird that has had a previous owner. Eight brand new Pet Owner's Manuals are available from Barron's in Spring 2002. Heavily illustrated and filled with reliable information, titles in this practical series show and tell pet owners how to care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, gerbils, hamsters, and virtually every other animal that is kept as a pet. The books give advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring a pet, maintaining health care, housing, proper feeding, and where applicable, grooming and training. Clear, straightforward texts come with high-quality full-colour photos and anatomically accurate line art as well as helpful tables and charts.