A Guide To Black Cockatoos as Pet & Aviary Birds (Soft Cover)

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Authored by successful parrot breeders Neville and Noddy Connors, this title featuring 300 colour photographs over 160 pages is available in hard and soft cover

CONTENTS 
Introduction
    Threats to Survival of Black Cockatoos
    Conservation of Black Cockatoos
    Wildlife Authorities
    Export Australian Birds
    Distribution of Black Cockatoos
    Characteristics
Taxonomy 
    Black Cockatoo Subspecies and Species Classification
Captivity
    Selecting a Healthy Bird
    Quarantine
    Handling
Housing Black Cockatoos
    Aviaries
    Rodent Control
    Perches
    Nesting Logs and Nestboxes
    Hygiene
    Security
    Food and Water Bowls
Feeding Black Cockatoos
    Spouted Seeds
    Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
    Commercial Foods
Breeding Black Cockatoos
    Selecting Stock
    Colony Breeding
    Mating and Infertility
    Nest Inspection
    Egg Sizes
Artificial Incubation
    Set-up
    Success Factors
    Hatching
    Brooding
Handrearing  Black Cockatoos
    Feeding Instruments
    First Food and Formulas for Black Cockatoo Chicks
    Monitoring Black Cockatoo Chick Development
    Weaning Black Cockatoo Chicks
Black Cockatoo Growth Weight Tables
Companion Black Cockatoos
    Choosing the right Black Cockatoo
    Veterinary Check
    Diet
    Behaviour
    Talking
    Enrichment
    Wing and Nail Clipping
Diseases and Disorders of Black Cockatoos

SPECIES
All Species Chapters include information on In The Wild; In Captivity – Diet; Housing; Nesting; Breeding; Handrearing; Mutations; Suitability as Pets; Status
Gang Gang Cockatoo
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
    Calyptorhynchus funereus funereus
    
Calyptorhynchus funereus xanthanotus
White-tailed Black Cockatoo
    Long-billed White-tailed (Baudin’s)
    Short-billed White-tailed (Carnaby’s)
Glossy Black Cockatoo
Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
    Calyptorhynchus banksii banksii
    Calyptorhynchus banksii macrorhynchus
   Calyptorhynchus banksii samueli
   Calyptorhynchus banksii naso
   Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogne
Palm Cockatoo
    Presented by William Horsefield of Amazona Birds, South Africa
Health and Diseases 
Presented by Dr Bob Doneley BVSc FACVSc (Avian Health)

Additional information

Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 23.5 × 16.5 × 1.5 cm

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