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A Guide to Black Cockatoos as Pet and Aviary Birds (Soft Cover)
Neville and Enid Connors
160 Pages
ISBN: 978 0975081730
$49.50
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A Guide to Black Cockatoos as Pet and Aviary Birds (Soft Cover)

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)


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