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A Guide to Asiatic Parrots: Their Mutations, Care & Breeding

Handbook / Manual

By: Syd Smith (Author), Jack Smith (Author)

87 pages, colour photos

Australian Birdkeeper / Reptile Publications

Paperback | Jun 1997 | Edition: 2 | #216750 | ISBN: 0958710252
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NHBS Price: £20.50 $25/€23 approx

About this book

General chapters discuss housing, feeding and nutrition, breeding including Asiatic parrot mutations and genetic tables.

Individual chapters feature the Indian Ringneck, Alexandrine, Moustache, Plum-head, Derbyan, Malabar, Slaty-headed, Malayan Long-tailed and Blossom-headed Parrots. Details include sexing, housing, including aviary and cage specification, feeding, breeding and health aspects of each species.


- Introduction
- Management
- Housing
- Feeding
- Breeding
- Handraising
- Surgical Sexing
- Sickness
- Diseases of Asiatic Parrots
- Worming Dose Rates
- Disclaimer
- How to get the best out of your avian veterinarian
- Conclusion

Asiatic Parrot Species
- Indian Ringnecked Parrots
- Mutations and Colour Breeding
- Alexandrine Parrot
- Plum-headed Parrot
- Slaty-headed Parrot
- Blossom-headed Parrot
- Derbyan Parrot
- Moustache Parrot
- Malabar Parrot
- Malayan Long-tailed Parrot

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Both Syd and his brother Jack Smith gained invaluable knowledge from observing bird behaviour as youngsters in countryside Australia. Asiatic parrots fit into their lifestyle and time programme and the basis of this book relates their extensive experiences in housing, managament, nutrition and breeding of Asiatic Parrots and their mutations.

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