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A Guide to Incubation and Handraising Parrots

Handbook / Manual

By: Phil Digney (Author)

104 pages, colour photos

Australian Birdkeeper / Reptile Publications

Paperback | May 1998 | #216748 | ISBN: 095871021X
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NHBS Price: £17.95 $22/€20 approx

About this book

The text provides all the necessary requirements needed to successfully take an egg through incubation, hatching, brooding and development into a fully weaned chick. Techniques presented are suitable for all parrot species. A valuable reference for any serious bird breeder.


- Artificial Incubation
- Meet the Egg!
- Choosing an Incubator/Hatcher
- Equipment
- Handling the Egg
- Incubation
- Hatching Details
- Problems and Troubleshooting
- Egg Weighing

Handraising Parrots
- The Goal
- Fundamentals
- Brooders and Brooding
- formulas
- Feeding Instruments
- Feeding the Newly Hatched
- Growth Phase
- Peak/Weaning Phase
- Weaning Black Cockatoos
- Pulling Chicks
- Troubleshooting

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Phil Digney has had a lifelong passion for parrots, with a particular interest in endangered species. He provides a variety of services to avicultural circles including incubation/handrasing, deworming, aviary building etc. Phil is also an experienced bird taxidermist.

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