A great guide to help you care for your new baby bird. Written by aviculturist, Phil Digney, this 104-page title covers all the necessary requirements needed to successfully take an egg through incubation, hatching, brooding and development into a fully weaned chick.
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Availability date: 01/01/1970
A Guide to Incubation and Handraising Parrots (Baby Bird Book)
A great guide to help you care for your new baby bird or parrot. Written by aviculturist, Phil Digney, this 104-page title covers all the necessary requirements needed to successfully take an egg through incubation, hatching, brooding 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 to guide them in caring for hand raised birds.
Sections On 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, Hatch, Egg Weighing.
Sections on 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, Regurgitation, 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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Brooders for poultry, birds and other animals. Ideal for keeping young chickens, ducks and other poultry warm until they can generate their own body heat. The warm environment of a brooder can also be used to care for baby parrots while they are young or help sick birds and animals recover from illness.