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A Guide to Macaws as Pet and Aviary Birds

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780958710206
Author(s): Rick Jordan
Format: Paperback
Year: 1999
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: ABK Publications
Dimensions: 152 x 0 x 229 (w x l x h)
Pages: 214
Series: A Guide to Series

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This 214-page title has been eagerly awaited by Macaw breeders and pet bird owners since the first edition went out of print five years ago. The revision is written by the original author, Rick Jordan, together with Mark Moore-both highly respectedspecialist parrot breeders based at Hill Country Aviaries in Texas, USA. This facility boasts some 70 species of psittacines and has been awarded several US First Breeding awards by the American Federation of Aviculture. Rick and Mark are both very active in conservation and provide breeders with support through their knowledge and lectures internationally.Chapters examine macaws in the wild, taxonomy, habitat and distribution, conservation initiatives and wild status.Chapters on captive macaws detail behavioural issues, handling macaws, restraint, transportation, quarantine and hygiene, health and species characteristics, selecting macaws for breeding and choosing a young macaw to be your companion.The General Management section covers housing options, furnishings, nest boxes, security, rodent control and bird rooms.Feeding and Nutrition features details on pelleted diets, sprouted seeds, the nutritional value of fresh fruit and vegetables, andpre-breeding and breeding season diets.
Breeding chapters are extensive-over 38 pages-and include sex determination,compatibility, selective breeding, courtship, nesting, eggs and clutch sizes, breed Please click here to ask a question
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