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Anthology of Birdkeeping: by Australian Birdkeeper (Author)
Anthology of Birdkeeping provides concise information on the housing, breeding, keeping, and maintenance of many varieties of feathered friends.
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$59.99
Cockatiels HARDCOVER: by Sheila M. Thompson (Author)
This is the ultimate photo reference and identification guide to over 200 species of the most commonly kept parrots in aviculture today.
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$69.99
$99.99
A Guide to Incubation & Handraising Parrots: by Phil Digney (Author)
This 104 page full color book covers all necessary requirements to successfully take an egg through to a fully weaned chick. Includes color photos, charts, diagrams, and informative text laid out in an easy-to-read format.
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$149.99
Natural Incubation and Rearing: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
A concise guide to the incubation of eggs—fowl, ducks, geese, turkeys, peafowl, and guinea fowl—through natural means.
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$99.99
Parrot Breeding: by Rosemary Low (Author)
Drawing on the experiences of a lifetime of parrot breeding, Rosemary Low gives invaluable advice for beginners and other breeders with all areas of parrot breeding being discussed in detail.
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$40.00
Practical Poultry Keeping: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
This title covers the commercial aspects of poultry farming, including incubation, rearing, laying, and broilers. Specialist areas such as keeping geese and ducks, quail, guinea fowl, and turkeys are also included.
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$29.99
Artificial Incubation and Rearing: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
A companion to Natural Incubation and Rearing, this book deals with the employment of incubators and artificial rearers for all types of poultry and allied birds.
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$99.99
Breeding British Birds in Aviaries and Cages: by H. Norman (Author), James Blake (Revised)
A concise guide to keeping of British birds, including their management as a hobby and for exhibiting.
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$22.99
Breeding British Birds in Aviaries and Cages: by H. Norman (Author), James Blake (Revised)
A concise guide to keeping of British birds, including their management as a hobby and for exhibiting.
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$22.99
Aratingas: by Herman Kremer (Author)
In-depth coverage of the Aratinga Conure species for breeders and keepers.
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$39.99
New Zealand Parakeets Kakariki their care and Breeding: by I.S. Dyer (Author)
In-depth coverage of the New Zealand Parakeet Kakariki for breeders and keepers - covering food,care,management,behaviour,breeding and more!
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$59.99
Artificial Incubation & Rearing: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) Paperback 1st edition
A companion to Natural Incubation and Rearing, this book deals with the employment of incubators and artificial rearers for all types of poultry and allied birds.
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$99.99
New Generation Guide Birds of Britain and Europe: by Christopher Perrins (Author)
Identifies 429 species, describes the life, physical structure, and behavior of birds, and discusses breeding, feeding, migration, nests, eggs, and territories.
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$25.99
The Colour Guide to British Birds and their Eggs: by Frances Fry (Author)
Facts are summarized and easily digestible; again, essential requirements for success in bird spotting.  They include size, description, call, recognition features, food, nest, eggs and breeding season. 
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$59.99
New Zealand Parrakeets (Kakarikis): by Dr. J. Batty (Author) - Front Cover
This book traces their history and records the recommencement of breeding in the UK by E.J. Boosey.  It also covers breeding accommodations, feeding and many other aspects.  
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$69.99
b00717vqzs In-Breeding: What It Is and What It Does: by C. A. House (Author) & W. Watmough (Author)
The Secret of success in Livestock culture fully described. A Treatise of the greatest value to breeders of all kinds of animals, pigeons, birds, poultry & dogs.
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$99.99
Psittaculture: The Breeding, Rearing and Management of Parrots: by Tony Silva
The most comprehensive coverage of the parrot family to have appeared this past decade. Provides intuitive insights and incredible detail, into all facets of parrot husbandry. Over 88 color photos by the author and world renowned Aviculturalist Tony Silva.
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$59.99
Ostrich Farming: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
The author examines the background history and draws on the experiences of ostrich farmers from many lands.  Management, rearing, incubation, feeding and other aspects are all covered. 
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$99.99
Parrot Incubation Procedures
A methodical guide to incubation, hatching and problem hatches for the Aviculturist. Written in clear terms by an expert. B&W photos, black and white illustrations.
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$229.99
Practical Incubation by Rob Harvey
This is an hands on book on incubation with a surplus of information for both the novice and the more experienced.
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$89.99
Anthology of Birdkeeping: by Australian Birdkeeper (Author)
Anthology of Birdkeeping: by Australian Birdkeeper (Author) (9780958745574)

This special edition should give your hours of enjoyment and practical information on the housing, breeding, keeping, and maintenance of many of our feathered friends. Topics include basics for keeping Australian finches, Gouldians, Java Sparrows, Cordon Blue Finches. Black Palm Cockatoos, Glossy Black Cockatoos, Blue Crowned Conures, Lesser Vasa Parrots, Eastern Rosellas and mutations, Monk (Quaker) Parakeets, Indian Ringnecks, lorikeets, and mixed collections. Basic genetics, parrot nutrition, and more are also covered.

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  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: ABK Publications (1991)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color
  • ISBN-10: 0958745579
  • ISBN-13: 978-0958745574
  • Product Dimensions: 28.4 x 21.4 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 610 g 

Anthology of Birdkeeping provides concise information on the housing, breeding, keeping, and maintenance of many varieties of feathered friends.
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$59.99
Cockatiels HARDCOVER: by Sheila M. Thompson (Author)
Parrots in Aviculture: A Photo Reference Guide: by Rosemary Low (Author) (9781895270112)

Our readers told us was that they needed a comprehensive photo guide to the parrot family that they could easily take to zoos, pet shops, bird gardens, and breeders to identify these birds. The photos had to be excellent and the text superb. Our response was this ultimate photo reference and identification guide to over 200 species of the most commonly kept parrots in aviculture today.

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  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Silvio Mattacchione & Co. (1992)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color photos by Ron & Val Moat
  • ISBN-10: 1895270111
  • ISBN-13: 978-1895270112
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.4 x 2.9 cm  
  • Shipping Weight: 916 g

To view a detailed Table of Contents please see the images provided.

This is the ultimate photo reference and identification guide to over 200 species of the most commonly kept parrots in aviculture today.
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$69.99
$99.99
A Guide to Incubation & Handraising Parrots: by Phil Digney (Author)
A Guide to Incubation & Handraising Parrots: by Phil Digney (Author) (9780958710213)

Written by Western Australian aviculturist, Phil Digney, this title covers all necessary requirements needed to successfully take an egg through to a fully weaned chick. Beautifully illustrated with colour images throughout, this valuable title also includes many charts and diagrams and informative text laid out in the easy-to-read format.

Contents include Incubation: artificial incubation, meet the egg!, choosing an incubator/hatcher, equipment, handling the egg, incubation, hatching details, problems and troubleshooting, egg weighing; Handraising parrots: the goal, fundamentals, brooders and brooding, formulas, feeding instruments, feeding the newly hatched, growth phase, peak/weaning phase, weaning black cockatoos, pulling chicks, troubleshooting.

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  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: ABK Publications (1998), 1s Edition
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color photos
  • ISBN-10: 095871021X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0958710213
  • Product Dimensions:  23.5 x 16.5 x 0.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 277 g

Contents:

Artificial Incubation
  • Meet the Egg!
    • Shell
    • Albumen
    • Yolk
    • Germinal Disc
Equipment
  • Handling the Egg
    • Hygiene
    • Candling
  • Hatching Details
    • Records
    • Internal and External Pip

 

Choosing an Incubator/Hatcher

  • Hand-turn
  • Auto-turn
  • Fan Forced
  • Still Air
  • Hatchers
Incubation
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Turning
  • Fertility
  • Development
Problems and Troubleshooting
  • Damaged Eggs
  • Death
  • Overdue
  • Hatch
  • Egg Weighing


Handraising Parrots:

The Goal
Fundamentals
  • Weighing
  • Records
  • Hygiene
Feeding Instruments
  • Spoon
  • Syringe
  • Crop Tube
Peak/Weaning Phase
  • Feeding
  • Regurgitation
  • Weight Loss
  • Weaning Cage
  • Foods
Brooders and Brooding
  • Brooders
  • Brooding
  • Containers
  • Bedding
Feeding the Newly Hatched
  • Rehydration
  • Crop Stretching
  • First Feed
  • Formula
  • Weight Gain
  • Temperature
Weaning Black Cockatoos
Pulling Chicks
  • Inspection
  • Nest Problems
  • Consequences
Formulas
  • Commercial
  • Homemade
  • Additives
Growth Phase
  • Feed Instrument
  • Crop Stretching
  • Formula
  • Feeding
  • Weight Gain
  • Leg Bands
Troubleshooting
  • Weight
  • Underfeeding
  • Slow Crop
  • Crop Stasis
  • Infections
  • Regurgitation
  • Overstretched Crops
  • Splayed Legs 

This 104 page full color book covers all necessary requirements to successfully take an egg through to a fully weaned chick. Includes color photos, charts, diagrams, and informative text laid out in an easy-to-read format.
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Natural Incubation and Rearing: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
Natural Incubation and Rearing: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) (9781852591656)

In 111 pages, Dr. Batty a recognized expert, provides clarity and simplicity in his writings covering everything you need to know about natural incubation and rearing.

Despite scientific advances the incubation of eggs by natural means, whether by hen, duck,goose or other female bird, continues to be the most effective interms of the percentage hatched and healthy chicks. 

This book is a concise guide to how chicks may be hatched and reared.  Based on the Author's experiences over many years it shows how the best results may be obtained at economic cost. 

Product Details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 111 pages
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd (1990)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 185259165X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852591656
  • Product Dimensions:  21.5 x 14.6 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g

Contents:

1.  Natural Incubation
2.  Selecting Broody Hens
3.  The Breeding Pen
4.  Anatomy of the Fowl
5.  The egg
6.  Breeding and Feeding
7.  The Hatching Process
8.  Management of the Broody
9.  Ducks and Geese
10. Turkeys and Peafowl
11.  Brooding and Rearing

A concise guide to the incubation of eggs—fowl, ducks, geese, turkeys, peafowl, and guinea fowl—through natural means.
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$99.99
Parrot Breeding: by Rosemary Low (Author)
Parrot Breeding: by Rosemary Low (Author) (9780951654958)

Rosemary Low's Parrot Breeding book includes information on purchasing, sexing, introducing males and females, nestboxes, laying, rearing problems and solutions, parent-rearing vs. hand-rearing, selling young birds, housing, and feeding.

Review in Avizandum (South Africa) April 1998 - By Vera Dennison

“This book tells you everything you need to know about the basics and more of parrot breeding. If you are a beginner or if you have bred parrots before, buy this book and read it through from page 1 to page 162. You will get the best advice on what it takes to breed parrots, how to house them, what to look out for when buying breeding stock, how to introduce birds to new partners, how you can expect them to behave, what to do if pairs do not breed, all about the breeding season and everything that goes with it… She does not write only for breeders in England, but for parrot breeders young and old all over the world.”

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  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Rob Harvey (1998) 
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color photos (60)
  • ISBN-10: 0951654950
  • ISBN-13: 978-0951654958
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 15 x 1.0 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 381 g

Contents:

1.  You need time and commitment
2.  Cages or Aviaries
3.  Obtaining & sexing birds for breeding
4. Introducing male and female
5.  Good and abundant food
5.  Good and abundant food
6.  Behavior of breeding birds
7.  Nest-boxes
8.  Laying and incubation
9.  Rearing and fledging
10. Dealing with problems
11. Closed-ringing
12. Hand-reared or parent-reared
13. The future of young birds

Drawing on the experiences of a lifetime of parrot breeding, Rosemary Low gives invaluable advice for beginners and other breeders with all areas of parrot breeding being discussed in detail.
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$40.00
Practical Poultry Keeping: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
Practical Poultry Keeping: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) (9781852590710)

Poultry Keeping has developed tremendously over the last 50 years or more only to find that the advanced methods being used were reaching the point where the health of the birds was deteriorating and their produce was suspect; salmonella and other dangers became apparent.  There has now been an examination of methods used and the philosophy behind them.  As a result alternative systems have been developed and more rational approaches are now possible. 

This is a practical book which should appeal to agricultural students, poultry farms and others who are concerned with efficiency; but, who also wish to have an appreciation of the welfare aspects related to this important industry

Product Details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd (April 1, 1991) 
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos & illustrations     
  • ISBN-10: 1852590718
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852590710
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 14 x 1 cm  
  • Shipping Weight: 200 g

Contents:

1.  Introduction
2.  Breeding
3.  Natural and Artificial Incubation
4.  Chick Rearing
5.  Foods and Feeding
6.  Planning Balanced Rations
7.   Management of Layers
8.
   Free Grange Systems

9.   Broiler (Table Poultry) Production
10. Processing and Marketing
11. Hygiene & Sanitation
12. Diseases & Parasites

13. Ducks
14. Turkeys

15.  Geese
16.  The Niche Market (Guinea fowl, quail, Game birds and Show Birds
Glossary
Index

This title covers the commercial aspects of poultry farming, including incubation, rearing, laying, and broilers. Specialist areas such as keeping geese and ducks, quail, guinea fowl, and turkeys are also included.
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$29.99
Artificial Incubation and Rearing: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
Artificial Incubation and Rearing: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) (9781857363265)

This book traces the development of incubation methods; it also explains the necessary requirements for achieving maximum results. Combination the essential factors can be done only with an understanding on how an embryo develops and grow and this is all explained in concise and simple terms. No previous knowledge is assumed, but the full range of possible scales is covered for the fancier who wishes to hatch, say, 50 eggs to the poultry farmer who wishes to hatch thousands.  Where large incubators are to be obtained there is a guidance given on capital expenditure decisions and the procedures followed.  Also eggs from a wide range of birds are featured from bantams to ostriches.  Points of difficulty are examined in relation to particular eggs.  

The methods used for successful rearing are explained and there are many illustrations of equipment which may be used.  There are 16 plates in full color showing the stages of development and some of the species/breeds which may be hatched.  It can be recommenced to poultry fanciers or to students who must have a grounding in the practical applications of incubation methods and embryology.

In this edition a special color plate section has been specially prepared form photographs by different people. Where still in copyright acknowledgement has been given.

Product Details

  • Condition:  New
  • Hardcover:  160 pages     
  • Publisher:   Beech Publishing House (1997)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:   Color Plates
  • ISBN-10: 1857363264
  • ISBN-13:  9781857363265
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 16.1  x 1.9  cm
  • Shipping Weight: 526 g

Contents:

1.  Introduction: Meaning of Incubation
2.  The Eggs & Incubation
3.  Formation of the Egg
4.  The Reproduction Process
5.  History of Incubators
6.  Justifying the Expenditure
7.  The Incubator Room/Building
8.  Small Scale Incubation
9.  Large Scale Incubation
10. Incubator Problems
11. Final Developments & Hatching
12. Rearing

Index

A companion to Natural Incubation and Rearing, this book deals with the employment of incubators and artificial rearers for all types of poultry and allied birds.
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$99.99
Breeding British Birds in Aviaries and Cages: by H. Norman (Author), James Blake (Revised)
Breeding British Birds in Aviaries and Cages: by H. Norman (Author), James Blake (Revised) (9781852591373)

A concise guide to keeping of British birds, including their management as a hobby and for exhibiting.   White COVER

Every since the days of the ancient Egyptians wild bird have been caught and kept in cages and aviaries as pets for their song and beauty of plumage, and this pleasure giving practice has continued, with variations as to keep and treatment, until the present time.  

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 88 pages  
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd (1988)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W illustrations  
  • ISBN-10: 1852591374
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852591373
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 14.1 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 280 g

Contents:

  • Housing and Feeding
  • The Goldfinch
  • The Bullfinch
  • The Linnet
  • The Greenfinch
  • The Chaffinch
  • The Bramble finch
  • The Siskin
  • The Redpoll
  • The Twite
  • The Hawfinch
  • The Yellow Bunting
  • The Corn Bunting
  • The Cirl Bunting
  • The Reed Bunting
  • Breeding Softbills
  • The Magpie, Jay and Jackdaw
  • The Song Thrush
  • The Blackbird
  • The Starling
  • The Smaller Softbills
  • Hints on Hand-Rearing
  • Ringing Young Birds
  • Standards and Scales of Points

A concise guide to keeping of British birds, including their management as a hobby and for exhibiting.
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$22.99
Breeding British Birds in Aviaries and Cages: by H. Norman (Author), James Blake (Revised)
Breeding British Birds in Aviaries and Cages: by H. Norman (Author), James Blake (Revised) (9781852591373)

A concise guide to keeping of British birds, including their management as a hobby and for exhibiting.   BLUE COVER

Every since the days of the ancient Egyptians wild bird have been caught and kept in cages and aviaries as pets for their song and beauty of plumage, and this pleasure giving practice has continued, with variations as to keep and treatment, until the present time.  

Product Details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 88 pages  
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd (1988)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W illustrations  
  • ISBN-10: 1852591374
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852591373
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 14.1 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 280 g

Contents:

  • Housing and Feeding
  • The Goldfinch
  • The Bullfinch
  • The Linnet
  • The Greenfinch
  • The Chaffinch
  • The Bramble finch
  • The Siskin
  • The Redpoll
  • The Twite
  • The Hawfinch
  • The Yellow Bunting
  • The Corn Bunting
  • The Cirl Bunting
  • The Reed Bunting
  • Breeding Softbills
  • The Magpie, Jay and Jackdaw
  • The Song Thrush
  • The Blackbird
  • The Starling
  • The Smaller Softbills
  • Hints on Hand-Rearing
  • Ringing Young Birds
  • Standards and Scales of Points

A concise guide to keeping of British birds, including their management as a hobby and for exhibiting.
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$22.99
Aratingas: by Herman Kremer (Author)
Aratingas: by Herman Kremer (Author) (9789073217041)

Aratingas belong to the group of South American parrots.  Together with the Macaws and the Amazons they are the best known parrot likes from this region.  They are familiar to every birdkeeper, albeit in varying degrees, yet until know no easy reference book about this genus had appeared on the market.  

The author has successfully attempted to satisfy this need; he has chosen for the same layout as in his previous book "Australian Parakeets and their Mutations", a publication which has been received with extreme enthusiasm by aviculturists.  

"Aratingas" therefore, also contains high quality photographs of all the species and most of the sub-species, which once again have virtually all been taken by Cees Scholtz. 

The photographs accompany practical and clear description in which all the important characteristics of each species are given:  sub-species, origin of name, parents and you, sizes and weights, habitat and habits, diet, nesting sites, breeding process, general remarks and mutations.

Product Details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Ortis (1992)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color photos
  • ISBN-10: 9073217040
  • ISBN-13: 978-9073217041
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 17.5 x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 606 g

Contents:

1. Introduction
2. Purchasing
3. Babies and sex
4. Accommodation
5. Diet
6. Breeding
7.  Diseases
8.  Administration
9.  Species

In-depth coverage of the Aratinga Conure species for breeders and keepers.
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$39.99
New Zealand Parakeets Kakariki their care and Breeding: by I.S. Dyer (Author)
New Zealand Parakeets Kakariki their care and Breeding: by I.S. Dyer (Author) (9781903995099)

I.S. Dyer was born and brought up in a household where Airedale Terriers and German Roller Canaries were bred.  As a young man fresh out of the Army, he spent some happy months helping his father with the livestock on a farm he then owned.  

With his background, he has always been interested in birds, animals and plants especially birds.  This is born out by the articles he has written and his book on Kakariki compiled by research and personal experience as the reader will discover.

Product details

  • Condition:  New
  • Paperback: 94 pages
  • Publisher:  Hampshire Breeders and Books (1987)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color and B&W photos
  • ISBN-10: 1903995094
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903995099
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.5 x .8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 151 g

Contents:

1.  Author's Note and Acknowledgements
2.  Introduction
3.  Some Notes on the Species, their geographical distribution and associated factors
4.  Physical descriptions of the species, notes on their present day status and behavior in the wild
5.  Behaviour in the Aviary
6.  Food Requirements and general maintenance
7.  Accommodation
8.  Breeding
9.  Mutation Colour in Kakariki
10. General
11. Bibliography

In-depth coverage of the New Zealand Parakeet Kakariki for breeders and keepers - covering food,care,management,behaviour,breeding and more!
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$59.99
Artificial Incubation & Rearing: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) Paperback 1st edition
Artificial Incubation & Rearing: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) Paperback 1st edition (9781857360516)

For many hundreds of years the practice of artificial incubation has been developed.  The Egyptians were probably the first to become very skilled with artificial incubation as were the Chinese.  The former developed special incubation ovens in which hatched vast quantities of eggs.  

In more recent times there has been the development of the thermostatic capsule and from that point great successes have been achieved.  This book explains all the basic principles and great practical advice on how the eggs of many species can be hatched and the chicks reared.  

Product Details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 184 pages     
  • Publisher: Beech Publishing House (1994), 1st edition
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 1857360516
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857360516
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 15.5 x 1.3  cm
  • Shipping Weight: 313 g

Contents:

1.  Introduction: Meaning of Incubation
2.  The Eggs & Incubation
3.  Formation of the Egg
4.  The Reproduction Process
5.  History of Incubators
6.  Justifying the Expenditure
7.  The Incubator Room/Building
8.  Small Scale Incubation
9.  Large Scale Incubation
10. Incubator Problems
11. Final Developments & Hatching
12. Rearing

Index

A companion to Natural Incubation and Rearing, this book deals with the employment of incubators and artificial rearers for all types of poultry and allied birds.
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$99.99
New Generation Guide Birds of Britain and Europe: by Christopher Perrins (Author)
New Generation Guide Birds of Britain and Europe: by Christopher Perrins (Author) (9780292755321)

This book combines an identification guide to the birds "which breed in Europe, plus those which visit as non-breeders in reasonable numbers," with an introductory ornithology text.  The 429 taxonomically arranged species accounts in the guide section include English and Latin names, terse description, range map, and one or more small but clear color paintings; for most species, all major plumage variations are depicted.

The text sections simply and clearly describe the anatomy, physiology, classification, behavior, ecology, and conservation of birds. At least six other English-language field guides to European birds are currently available; the extensive treatment of avian biology is this work's special asset

Product Details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 182 pages  
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press (1987)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Colour and B&W illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 0812015215                                          
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292755321
  • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 13.4 x 2.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 540 g

Contents:

1.  The Evolution of Birds
2.  The Directory of Species
3.  The Life of a Bird
4.  The Ecology of Birds

Identifies 429 species, describes the life, physical structure, and behavior of birds, and discusses breeding, feeding, migration, nests, eggs, and territories.
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$25.99
The Colour Guide to British Birds and their Eggs: by Frances Fry (Author)
The Colour Guide to British Birds and their Eggs: by Frances Fry (Author) (9780947647216)

Here is bird identification guide along different lines.  Instead of considering very many variables when a bird is spotted, the reader is able to focus attention on the main colour and quickly decide which bird is being dealt with. 

Facts are summarized and easily digestible; again, essential requirements for success in bird spotting.  They include size, description, call, recognition features, food, nest, eggs and breeding season.  The colorful illustrations have been painted by an artist who specializes in birds and wildlife. 

Product Details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 279 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd (1990)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Colour illustrations painted by the Author
  • ISBN-10: 094764721X                                       
  • ISBN-13: 978-0947647216
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 15.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 665 g

Contents:

1.  Parts of the Bird
2.  Introduction
3.  Bibliography
4.  Bird Societies
5.  Part 1 - Land Birds
6.  Part 2 - Waterside Birds
7.  Part 3 - Water and Sea Birds
8.  British Birds and their Families
Glossary of Terms
Index

Facts are summarized and easily digestible; again, essential requirements for success in bird spotting.  They include size, description, call, recognition features, food, nest, eggs and breeding season. 
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New Zealand Parrakeets (Kakarikis): by Dr. J. Batty (Author) - Front Cover
New Zealand Parrakeets (Kakarikis): by Dr. J. Batty (Author) (9781857361162)

The New Zealand Parakeets (Cyanoramphus) have come back from almost virtual extinction to become extremely popular as aviary birds.  Unlike other Parrakeets, they do not chew the wood in the aviary or the nest boxes or perches.  Moreover generally they will live in harmony with other species. 

This book traces their history and records the recommencement of breeding in the UK by E.J. Boosey.  It also covers breeding accommodations, feeding and many other aspects.  There are also colored plates to show the attractiveness of these fascinating birds which behave in an extraordinarily friendly way in the aviary. 

Product Details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 128 pages   
  • Publisher: Beech Publishing House (1997)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color and B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 1857361164   
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857361162                                              
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.1 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 222 g

Contents:

1.  Parrot and Parrot-like
2.  History of the Cyanoramphas Parrakeets 
3. New Zealand Parrakeets in Aviculture
4. Accommodation
5. Feeding
6. Understanding Bird Anatomy 
7.  Producing the eggs and Breeding
Appendix and Index 

This book traces their history and records the recommencement of breeding in the UK by E.J. Boosey.  It also covers breeding accommodations, feeding and many other aspects.  
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b00717vqzs In-Breeding: What It Is and What It Does: by C. A. House (Author) & W. Watmough (Author)
In-Breeding: What It Is and What It Does: by C. A. House (Author) & W. Watmough (Author) (B00717VQZS)

RARE paperback booklet. "In-Breeding: What It Is and What It Does" By C. A. House. Revised by W. Watmough.
This is the Thirteenth Edition, undated (circa 1920s), published by "Fur and Feather(Watmough Limited)".

In this booklet, C. A. House and W. Watmough explain the practice of In-Breeding of farm stock & other animals. "A Treatise of the Greatest Value to Breeders of All Kinds of Farm and Fancy Stock. The Secret of Many Breeders' Success".

Slight tear in front & back cover.
Embossed Label on inside cover.
Sold as-is. 

Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Good (G) very discolored pages but otherwise in good shape.  
  • Paperback: 69 pages 
  • Publisher: Fur and Feathers (Watmoughs Limited) (circa 1920s)
  • ISBN-10:                        
  • ISBN-13:  
  • ASIN: B00717VQZS
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 12 x .3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 72 g

Contents:

1.  A General Survey
2.  A Continental Race-Horse Breeder Defines In-Breeding.
3.  Purity of Strain and Stamina
4.  In-Breeding Described
5.  Out-Crossing and In-Crossing
6.  How to In-Breed
7.  Strain: What is it?
8.  Like Produces Like
9.  What In-Breeding Has Done for Horses, Cattle and Sheep
10. In-Breeding Dogs, Poultry and Pigeons
11. What In-Breeding Has Done for the Fur Fancy
12. In-Breeding in Our Canary Room 
13. Hoe Close Can One In-Breed?
14. Conclusion

The Secret of success in Livestock culture fully described. A Treatise of the greatest value to breeders of all kinds of animals, pigeons, birds, poultry & dogs.
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Psittaculture: The Breeding, Rearing and Management of Parrots: by Tony Silva
Psittaculture: The Breeding, Rearing and Management of Parrots: by Tony Silva (Author) (9781895270020)

The greatest how to guide ever written.  Sure to replace "Parrots Their Care and Breeding". The author, Tony Silva is a world renowned Aviculturalist. Over 42 chapters that take you through the intricacies of successfully choosing and breeding your parrots. It also contains over 88 color photos shot by the author, none less than 1/2 page. All photos shot by the Author and never before seen. Over 6500 copies sold (prior to publication).  Don't miss out on this title.

Product Details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 330 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Silvio Mattacchione & Co. (1991)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: 88 Color photos by the author
  • ISBN-10: 1895270022
  • ISBN-13: 978-1895270020
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 740 g

Contents:

1.  Pressures on Wild Parrot Populations and the Role of Aviculture
2.  Selecting The Species to Breed
3.  Parrots Husbandry
4.  Incubation
5.  Hand Rearing
6.  Parrot Chicks
7.  Bird Marking Systems
8.  Mutations
9.  Selecting a Pet Parrot and Keeping it Healthy
10. Taming
11. Species Account
12. Lories and Locikeets:  The brush Tongued Parrots
13. Cockatoos
14. The Nestors
15. Fig Parrots
16. Blue-rumped Parrot Psittinus cyanurus











17. Tanynathus Parrots
18. Eclectus Parrots Eclectus Roratus
19. Pesquet's Parrot Psittrichas fulgidus
20. Shining Parrots Prosopeia spp
21. Australian Broad-tailed Parrots
22. Red-capped Parrot Purpureicephalus spurius
23. New Zealand and New Caledonian Parakeets
24. Neophema Parrots
25. Swift Parrots Lathamus discolor
26. Budgerigars Melopsittacus undulatus
27. Pezoporus, Geopsittacus and Strigops - The Night Parrot
28. Vasa Parrots Coracopsis spp 
29. African Parrots (genera:  Psittacus and Poicephalus)
30. Lovebirds Agapornis spp
31. Hanging Parrots:  Loriculus spp
32. Psittacula Parakeets  

33. Macaws, Conures and Related Parrots
34. Bolborhynchus Parakeets
35. Parrotlets
36. Brotogeris, The Tui Parakeets
37. Caiques Pionites spp
38. Pionopsitta Parrots
39. Short-tailed Parrots Graydidascalus brachyurus
41. Amazon Parrots Amazona spp
42. Hawk-headed Parrots Demptyus accipitrinus
43. Purple-bellied Parrots Triclaria malachitacea
44. The "Unknowns"
45. Bibliography

Appendix I:
The Sexually Dimorphic Species
Appendix II: Magazines Dedicated to Parrots








The most comprehensive coverage of the parrot family to have appeared this past decade. Provides intuitive insights and incredible detail, into all facets of parrot husbandry. Over 88 color photos by the author and world renowned Aviculturalist Tony Silva.
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Ostrich Farming: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
Ostrich Farming: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) (9781857360424)

This rare book examines the many facets of ostrich farming.  This is not a new subject being for more than 100 years a recognized occupation, especially in South Africa.  What is new is the spread of ostrich farming to many countries including Israel, Australia, America and European countries, including Britain.  

Included are black and white photos and illustrations throughout. It has everything you need to know to start your own ostrich farm.  Some chapters are: Natural History, selection of Stock, Establishing a Farm, Feeding Ostriches, Incubation, Rearing, The Feathers, the Egg, and Other possible Products.

Note: Book is listed as used due to the condition of the Front Cover. This book has never been previously owned.

Product Details

  • Condition: Used - Front cover the edges are curling with some dust on the cover. 
  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: Beech Publishing House, 1ST Edition (1994)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  Black and white photos
  • ISBN-10: 1857360427
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857360424
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 258 g

Contents:

1.  Introduction
2.  Natural History
3.  Selection of Stock
4.  Establishing a Farm
5.  Feeding Ostriches
6.  Incubation
7.  Rearing
8.  The Feathers
9.  The Egg
10. Other possible products
11. Odd Notes on Management
Index

The author examines the background history and draws on the experiences of ostrich farmers from many lands.  Management, rearing, incubation, feeding and other aspects are all covered. 
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Parrot Incubation Procedures
Parrot Incubation Procedures: by Rick Jordan (Author) Signed by the Author (0969264070)

Chapters cover the egg, aviculture as a prelude to incubation, preparing for incubation, candling and hatching assistance, using chickens as natural incubators, and learning from your mistakes. This step-by-step manual concisely illuminates everything you need—or want—to know about incubation and hatching. Whether you are a novice or veteran breeder, your productivity will benefit from this comprehensive book. The official guide to happy hatchery!

Product details

  • Condition:  New
  • Hardcover: 142 pages
  • Publisher:  Silvio Mattacchione & Co.,1990 and Signed by the Author
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  B&W photos, B&W drawings
  • ISBN-10: 0969264070
  • ISBN-13: 978-0969264071
  • Product Dimensions:  23.5 x 15.7 x 1.5 cm
    • Shipping Weight:  395 g

    Contents:

    1. 
     Chapter 1: The Egg
    2.  Chapter 2: Aviculture As a Prelude to Incubation
    3.  Chapter 3: Preparing for Incubation
    4.  Chapter 4: Candling and repairing Eggs
    5.  Chapter 5: Incubating Eggs 
    6.  Chapter 6: Egg Weight Management
    7.  Chapter 7: Hatching and Hatching Assistance
    8.  Chapter 8. Using Chickens as Natural Incubator
    9.  Chapter 9: Learning from your Mistakes


    A methodical guide to incubation, hatching and problem hatches for the Aviculturist. Written in clear terms by an expert. B&W photos, black and white illustrations.
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    Practical Incubation by Rob Harvey
    Practical Incubation: by Rob L. Harvey (Author) (095165490X)

    Incubation periods for parrots to waterfowl, pheasants to bee eaters. Over 500 species of birds covered. Whatever your avicultural interest, this book has you covered. Happy hatching!

    Product Details

    • Condition:  New
    • Hardcover: 136 pages
    • Publisher: Silvio Mattacchione & Co,(1990)  
    • Language: English
    • Illustrations: Colour and B&W photos and charts
    • ISBN-10: 095165490X
    • ISBN-13: 978-0951654903
    • Product Dimensions:  21.1 x 14.7 x 1.5 cm
    • Shipping Weight:  499 g

    Contents
    1.  Before you start
    2.  Basic Incubation
    3.  Monitoring Your Eggs
    4.  Other Consideration
    5.  Reference Section
    This is an hands on book on incubation with a surplus of information for both the novice and the more experienced.
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    $89.99
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