Seriously, it's a good idea. She wants to combine some of what she calls "scattered knowledge" and some "trial and error" things she's learned into a comprehensive book on the basics of building a life with a companion bird. Here are some of the topics that we approved for inclusion:
Birds & your lifestyle – what’s best for you, what’s best for them.
· Cages – best style, easy cleaning, mess control.
· Feeding – pellets, seed, and snacks. What foods are good to share.
· Toys – chew/preening/snuggle – and don’t forget happy huts and mirrors (for keets!).
· Adapting your home. Cleaning, organization, what you can’t have. Tips & tricks
· Socialization – establishing a flock and helping them adjust.
· Training. Yes, you can teach them. No, it’s not 100%. Anything’s better than nothing.
· Multiple bird homes. Cause birds are like potato chips – you can’t have just 1.
· General tips to make your life and home happy and less stressful.
Fun ending – why birds are the best pets.
I objected to the training topic, but she insists that it's needed. Heh heh heh, we shall see if that one survives edits!
Seriously, if this works out then she wants to self publish it as an ebook. She thinks there is a market out there and it's a serious enough need for this book that she doesn't want to waste time shopping it around, especially when self publishing is so easy now. Plus, she can price it cheap. She wants this to be something that's easy for people to get.
I say yay for this idea. It's about time she combined her writing skills with her avian care skills. What do you guys think? She has more on her rationale behind this project over at her blog at http://www.sherrithewriter.com .
That's all tonight. Enjoy the rest of