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You and Your Pet Bird

Handbook / ManualOut of Print

By: David Alderton (Author)

224 pages, Col photos, b/w photos, illus

Dorling Kindersley

Paperback | May 2006 | #116478 | ISBN: 0751301574
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About this book

This is a practical guide to cage and aviary birds and their care, incorporating the latest trends in aviculture. It contains detailed information on how to keep a pet bird healthy, alert, and in good condition. Easy to read, it enables the selecion of the right bird from over 80 popular finches, canaries, softbills, budgerigars, cockatiels, parakeets, parrots, and cockatoos. Practical tips deal with all aspects of handling, housing, feeding, cleanliness, showing techniques, and breeding, including first aid emergency procedures in the event of an accident or injury.


Keeping birds; origins of bird-keeping; anatomy of the bird; bird varieties; choosing a bird; early care; handling and housing; feeding; general care; breeding; bird shows; understanding your bird; health care.

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