Incubation and Handrearing

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A Guide to Incubation and Handraising Parrots
Phil Digney
104 Pages
ISBN: 978 0958710213
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A Guide to Incubation and Handraising Parrots

Written by aviculturist, Phil Digney, this 104-page title covers all the necessary requirements needed to successfully take an egg through incubation, hatching, booding and development into a fully weaned chick. Beautifully illustrated with colour images, charts and diagrams supporting the informative text. An invaluable reference for any serious bird breeder.

CONTENTS

Incubation

Artificial Incubation
Meet the Egg!
    Shell
    Albumen
    Yolk
    Germinal Disc
Choosing an Incubator/Hatcher
    Hand-turn
    Auto-turn
    Fan Forced
    Still Air
    Hatchers
Equipment
Handling the Egg
    Hygiene
    Candling
Incubation
    Temperature
    Humidity
    Turning
    Fertility
    Development
Hatching Details
    Records
    Internal and External Pip
Problems and Troubleshooting
    Damaged Eggs
    Death
    Overdue
    Hatch
Egg Weighing

Handraising Parrots

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


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Any of the A Guide to Species Specific Books
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