Birds are beautiful, intelligent pets, but they require special care. Birds examines various bird species and their unique needs, as well as the laws, regulations, challenges, and controversies regarding owning these animals. It also looks at the industry and communities that have sprung up to support bird ownership and the many ways birds bring joy to their owners. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.