This book concerns the Care and Breeding of Seed Eating Birds and 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 behavior which will enable agriculturalists to achieve success in breeding these birds in captivity.
With the strict import and export regulations now quite rightly obtaining, the only available source of many species is captive-bred stock.
The greater our knowledge about the breeding habits of these birds, the better their chances 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 gives information on accommodation, feeding, diseases, and the principles of breeding.
16 pages of color photography illustrate over 50 species of seed eaters, both easily acquired birds and more exotic varieties to what the appetite of the more ambitious aviculturists.
11 chapters in this book cover selecting, feeding, breeding, and more (see below for the complete list)!!
- 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
2. Nutrition and Food
3. Obtaining Stock and Management
5. Buntings and Allied Species
10. Button Quail
11. Pigeons & Doves
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