By: Phil Digney (Author)
104 pages, colour photos
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
- Handling the Egg
- Hatching Details
- Problems and Troubleshooting
- Egg Weighing
- The Goal
- Brooders and Brooding
- Feeding Instruments
- Feeding the Newly Hatched
- Growth Phase
- Peak/Weaning Phase
- Weaning Black Cockatoos
- Pulling Chicks
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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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On behalf of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi I would like to thank NHBS. The book will be very useful for my students.
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