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A Guide to Australian White Cockatoos: Their Management Care & Breeding Paperback: by Chris Hunt (Author)

Richly illustrated and full of practical hints, this well-researched, easy to read 112-page full colour book features individual chapters on the Australian White Cockatoo family—the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Short-billed Corella, Long-billed Corella, Major Mitchell's Cockatoo and Galah.
Australia's white cockatoos have fascinated the world over for over 200 years, and their popularity is evidenced by the frequency with which you encounter them in Australia's backyards as pets. However, it has often been said that familiarity breeds contempt. It is unfortunate that their proper care, both as pets and in aviculture, has long been neglected. If aviculturists truly wish to argue that they keep birds because they love them, this situation must be remedied. Contents include management, housing, feeding and nutrition, breeding, diseases and disorders common to cockatoos.

Sure to become a standard handbook for the breeders and keepers of these unique and magnificent birds, this well-researched, well-written book from Australian Birdkeeper is richly illustrated and full of practical hints on management, housing, feeding and nutrition, breeding, diseases, sexing, breeding, and mutations. Species profiles include the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Short-billed Corella, Eastern Long-billed Corella, Major Mitchell's Cockatoo, and Galah.

Product details

  • Condition: NEW
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: ABK Publications (1999), 1st edition
  • Edition: Illustrated (Color Photos)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0957702418
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957702417
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 281 g


  • Management of White Cockatoos
  • Purchasing Stock
  • Physical Examination
  • Transportation; Quarantine
  • Catching Nets; Restraint
  • Observation
  • Rodents
  • Pets
  • Housing White Cockatoos
  • Cages
  • Aviary Design and Construction (Conventional and Suspended)
  • Wire Size and Gauge
  • Perches
  • Habitat
  • Food and Water Containers
  • Night Lights and Security
  • Feeding and Nutrition
  • Carbohydrates, Fats, Protein, Vitamins
  • Dry Seed
  • Soaked and Sprouting Seeds
  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Seeding Grasses and Weeds
  • Supplementary Foods
  • Pelleted Food
  • Grit and Calcium
  • Water
  • Converting Birds onto a New Diet
  • Breeding White Cockatoos
  • Establishing Breeding Pairs
  • Nest boxes and Logs
  • Record Keeping
  • Identification
  • Incubation
  • Hand Rearing
  • Sexing
  • Common Diseases and Disorders in White Cockatoos
  • Recognizing and attending to a Sick Bird
  • The Dead Bird
  • Disease Prevention
  • Viral Disease
  • Chlamydiosis/Psittacosis
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Bumblefoot
  • Fungal Infections
  • Parasitic Worms
  • Protozoan Parasites
  • External Parasites
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Aggression and Traumatic Injuries
  • Nutritional Problems and Disease
  • Feather Plucking and Self Mutilation


  • All Species chapters include details of Other Names, Distribution, Subspecies, Sexing, Breeding, General Mutations and Hybrids
  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
  • Short-billed Corella
  • Eastern Long-billed Corella
  • Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
  • Galah - and Galah Mutations
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Model: 9780957702417
  • Manufacturer: ABK Publications