This is the most comprehensive coverage of the parrot family in captivity to have appeared in any language. In recent years there has been a necessary shift of emphasis amount aviculturists, who, since importations have been severely restricted, now concentrate their efforts on breeding from their birds.
This book, on Parrots, therefore, deals very thoroughly with this aspect and includes the experiences of breeders throughout the world, many of them previously unpublished.
Parrots are especially interesting as aviary subjects, certain species breed so readily that there are more of them in captivity than in their often shrinking natural habitat; others, however, are extremely difficult to rear under captive conditions.
AS pets, parrots have been popular for centuries for their intelligence, affectionate nature, engaging personalities, and ability to mimic. The parrot owner who is interested primarily in this aspect will find information on individual species’ characteristics throughout the book.
Ninety full-colour photographs illustrate widely varying species of parrot and include some extremely rare specimens.
This is a HEAVY BOOK – with 600+ pages! With 28 chapters – Species, Management, aviaries, feeding, the pair bond, breeding, hand-rearing, mutations, parrots as pets, sick birds, causes, and care….. just to name a few!!!
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- Condition: Used – Good Condition. Red boards are in great shape – gold gilt lettering on spine, dust jacket is worn has a crease on the front page, binding intact
- Hardcover: 654 pages with dust jacket minor wear on top edges
- Publisher: Blandford Press Ltd. (1980)
- Language: English
- Illustrations: B&W and colour photos
- ISBN-10: 071370876x
- ISBN-13: 978-0713708769
- Product Dimensions: 22 x 15 x 4.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg