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A Guide to Black Cockatoos as Pet and Aviary Birds

Details

Authored by successful parrot breeders Neville and Noddy Connors, this title featuring 300 colour photographs over 160 pages.

Binding: 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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Additional Information

Bird Size Large
Bird Species Black Cockatoos
Brand ABK

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