This unusual book is a detailed guide for the parrot owner who wants to breed the birds but has no prior experience. The author, an experienced breeder, covers all of the basics in layman's terminology, and points out both the rewards and pitfalls connected with parrot breeding. Topics covered include who should (and who should not) breed parrots, obtaining breeding stock, providing housing and supplies for a parrot flock, maintaining flock health, avian reproduction, incubation, rearing chicks, working with an avian veterinarian, and selling chicks. The author concludes with a helpful list of information sources for parrot breeders. More than 60 full-color photos plus line art.Although grabbing the first bargain you see is tempting, youa#39;ll be much better off if you do a little comparative shopping first ... For example, a pair that has already raised some chicks will likely cost a little more up front but might be a better ... For example, l have two pairs of Goffina#39;s cockatoos that l bought about 12 years ago.
|Title||:||The Parrot Breeder's Answer Book|
|Publisher||:||Barron's Educational Series - 2001-01|