The Parrot Who Owns Me

The Parrot Who Owns Me

The Story of A Relationship

Book - 2002
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Seventeen years ago, when she adopted a neglected, orphaned thirty-year-old parrot named Tiko, the internationally renowned ornithologist Joanna Burger entered one of the most complex relationships of her life. Sullen and hostile when he entered Dr. Burger's home, Tiko gradually warmed up, courting her during mating season, nursing her vigilantly through a bout with Lyme disease, and for a while even fighting her husband for her attentions. In time theirs was a relationship of deep mutual trust.

The Parrot Who Owns Me is Joanna and Tiko's story, as well as the story of the science of birds, and of parrots in particular. Woven into the narrative are insights and fascinating revelations from Dr. Burger's work--not only about parrots, but also about what it means to be human.
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, c2002
Edition: 1st trade pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780375760259
Branch Call Number: 636.6865 Bur 3558ad 1
Characteristics: viii, 253 p


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Dec 14, 2015

Simply a delightful book exploring the very personal and close relationship between the author and Tiko. Their bond is so close that he actually considers her his soulmate even though she's not a parrot.I'm actually going to read this book again, that's how much I enjoyed it.

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