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The Care and Breeding of Seed-Eating Birds: by Jeffrey Trollope (Author)

Breeding in Captivity -Finches & Allied Species - Doves, Quail & Hemipodes
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This book concerns the practicalities of keeping and rearing healthy stock of finches and other seed-eating birds - the bunting, waxbills, weavers, doves,quail and hemipodes.  Its emphasis is on detailed information about biology and behaviour which will enable aviculturalists to achieve success in breeding these birds in captivity. 

With the strick import and export regulations now quite rightly obtaining the only available source of many species is captive-bred stock. 

The greater our knowledge about breeding habits of these birds, the better their changes of survival and it is the case that many birds nearing extinction in the wild have been bred in captivity in sufficient numbers to ensure their survival.

This book give information on accommodation, feeding, diseases and the principles of breeding.

16 pages of colour photography illustrate over 50 species of seed eater, both easily acquired birds and more exotic varieties to what the appetite of the more ambitious aviculturalists.  

11 chapters in this book covering selecting, feeding, breeding and more (see below for the complete list)!!

Product details

  • Condition:  New
  • Hardcover: 336 pages with dust jacket minor nicks in top corners  - brown boards and the spine has gold gilt with brown lettering (from boards)
  • Publisher:  Blandford  Press (1983)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color photographs and hand illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 0713711604
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713711608
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 691 g


1.  Accommodations
2.  Nutrition and Food
3.  Obtaining Stock and Management
4.  Breeding

Buntings and Allied Species
6.  Finches
7.  Waxbills, Mannikins and Allied Species
8.  Whydahs, Weavers and Sparrows
9.  Quail
10. Button Quail
11. Pigeons & Doves