The Complete Practical Guide to Keeping Pet & Aviary Birds

Author(s): David Alderton


This newly updated book is an essential reference manual for bird-keepers of all levels - from the novice looking to keep a single pet bird indoors to the seasoned breeder wishing to extend an existing aviary collection. A close look at more than 250 examples provides a fascinating insight into the coloration, characteristics, weaknesses and breeding habits of each of the major groups: waxbills, weavers, wydahs, canaries and related finches, quails and pheasants, softbills, Australian parakeets, cockatiels, cockatoos, lories and lorikeets, parrots, doves and pigeons. The book provides all the bird husbandry information needed for bird-keepers everywhere. * Step-by-step instructions on caring for pet birds in the home or outdoor aviary * Includes a photographic directory of more than 250 of the world's most popular bird varieties * Advice on selecting the right bird for your lifestyle, including buying varieties for novices, for breeding and for showing, and all the equipment you will need * How to keep pet birds healthy and in the best condition, and what to do when problems occur


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  • : 9780754834885
  • : John Reed
  • : John Reed
  • : 1.27006
  • : November 2019
  • : .82 Inches X 8.85 Inches X 11.41 Inches
  • : books

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  • : WNG
  • : Hardback
  • : David Alderton