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A Guide to Eclectus Parrots: As Pet & Aviary Birds

Handbook / ManualOut of Print

By: Rob Marshall(Author), Ian Ward(Author)

160 pages, 250 colour photos

Australian Birdkeeper / Reptile Publications

Hardback | Jul 2004 | Edition: 2 | #216757 | ISBN: 0975081705
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About this book

Features a comprehensive description and taxonomy details on the 10 Eclectus subspecies, illustrated by over and comprehensive details on all aspects of keeping the Eclectus Parrot as a pet or breeding bird including housing, feeding, breeding, incubation, handrearing. Chapter on health and diseases written by an avian veterinarian.


- About the authors
- acknowledgements
- distribution
- map
- introduction
- eclectus in the wild
- taxonomy
- the identification of subspecies
- subspecies
- eclectus in captivity
- eclectus as pets
- ongoing care for your pet eclectus training
- eclectus in the aviary
- aviary design
- feeding
- breeding
- artificial incubation and handrearing
- troubleshooting and symptoms of breeding failure
- colour mutations and genetics
- diseases and disorders
- common problems in nestlings
- common problems in the juvenile and adult eclectus
- infectious diseases
- bibliography

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Rob Marshall has been keeping birds since 1960 beginning with pigeons. In his veterinary practice, Rob has dealt with all species of pet birds.

Ian Ward is a successful specialist Eclectus breeder with many years experience.

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