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Richly illustrated and full of practical hints, this well-researched, easy to read book features facets of the author's personal experience with the Australian White Cockatoo family which shine throughout its 112 full colour pages

CONTENTS

Management of White Cockatoos

  • Purchasing Stock
  • Physical Examination
  • Transportation; Quarantine
  • Catching Nets; Restraint
  • Observation
  • Rodents
  • Pets

Housing White Cockatoos

  • Cages
  • Aviary Design and Construction (Conventional and Suspended)
  • Wire Size and Gauge
  • Perches
  • Habitat
  • Food and Water Containers Night Lights and Security

Feeding and Nutrition

  • Carbohydrates, Fats, Protein, Vitamins
  • Dry Seed
  • Soaked and Sprouting Seeds
  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Seeding Grasses and Weeds
  • Supplementary Foods
  • Pelleted Food
  • Grit and Calcium
  • Water
  • Converting Birds onto a New Diet

Breeding White Cockatoos

  • Establishing Breeding Pairs
  • Nestboxes and Logs
  • Record Keeping
  • Identification
  • Incubation
  • Handrearing Sexing

Common Diseases and Disorders in White Cockatoos

  • Recognising and attending to a Sick Bird
  • The Dead Bird
  • Disease Prevention
  • Viral Disease
  • Chlamydiosis/Psittacosis
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Bumblefoot
  • Fungal Infections
  • Parasitic Worms
  • Protozoan Parasites
  • External Parasites
  • Heavy Metal
  • Toxicity
  • Aggression and Traumatic Injuries
  • Nutritional Problems and Disease
  • Feather Plucking and Self Mutilation

SPECIES
All Species chapters include details of Other Names, Distribution, Subspecies, Sexing, Breeding, General Mutations and Hybrids
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Short-billed Corella, Eastern Long-billed Corella, Major Mitchell's Cockatoo, Galah - and Galah Mutations

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