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Books on Companion Birds, Aviary and Wild Birds

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Black Cockatoo book

Bird Health book

A Guide to Incubation and Handraising Parrots

  • Publisher: Australian Birdkeeper Publications
  • Author(s): Phil Digney
  • Pages: 104
  • Price: AUD $28.55
  • Format: Bird Books - Softcover (Paperback)
  • ISBN: 978 0958710213

Item Description

Written by aviculturist, Phil Digney, this 104-page title covers all the necessary requirements needed to successfully take an egg through incubation, hatching, booding and development into a fully weaned chick

Beautifully illustrated with colour images, charts and diagrams supporting the informative text

An invaluable reference for any serious bird breeder

CONTENTS

Incubation

Artificial Incubation

Meet the Egg!
Shell
Albumen
Yolk
Germinal Disc

Choosing an Incubator/Hatcher

  • Hand-turn
  • Auto-turn
  • Fan Forced
  • Still Air
  • Hatchers

Equipment
Handling the Egg

  • Hygiene
  • Candling

Incubation

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Turning
  • Fertility
  • Development

Hatching Details

  • Records
  • Internal and External Pip

Problems and Troubleshooting

  • Damaged Eggs
  • Death
  • Overdue
  • Hatch
  • Egg Weighing

Handraising Parrots

The Goal
Fundamentals

  • Weighing
  • Records
  • Hygiene

Brooders and Brooding

  • Brooders
  • Brooding
  • Containers
  • Bedding

Formulas

  • Commercial
  • Homemade
  • Additives

Feeding Instruments

  • Spoon
  • Syringe
  • Crop Tube
  • Feeding the Newly Hatched
  • Rehydration
  • Crop Stretching
  • First Feed
  • Formula
  • Weight Gain
  • Temperature

Growth Phase

  • Feed Instrument
  • Crop Stretching
  • Formula
  • Feeding
  • Weight Gain
  • Leg Bands

Peak/Weaning Phase

  • Feeding
  • Regurgiation
  • Weight Loss
  • Weaning Cage
  • Foods

Weaning Black Cockatoos
Pulling Chicks

  • Inspection
  • Nest Problems
  • Consequences

Troubleshooting

  • Weight
  • Underfeeding
  • Slow Crop
  • Crop Stasis
  • Infections
  • Regurgitation
  • Overstretched Crops
  • Splayed Legs

 

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