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from encyclopedia of conures: the aratingas
Thomas Arndt's Encyclopedia of Conures: The Aratingas, with the English translation � 1982 from T.F.H. Publications, is definitely worth the time of any fan of the Peachfronted Conure. The information is still valid, and there is a charming painting of the smaller subspecies putting up a foot to ward off the larger subspecies, as well as an equally charming large photograph of a Peachfront "customizing" (destroying!) some fabric. Further toward the back, there is a second large photograph of two adult Peachfronts snuggling together...so cute and it catches their strong pair bond perfectly.
Arndt says many nice things about the lovely and intelligent Peach-fronted Conure. Here are two excerpts that caught my eye:
Lots more good, solid, experienced-based information, fine illustrations, especially for the day when many publishers would not fill a book with expensive color paintings, maps, and photographs. All in all, a valuable book for all conure owners, not just Peachfront owners.
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