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Authored by successful parrot breeders Neville and Noddy Connors, this title featuring 300 colour photographs over 160 pages.


Binding: Soft cover


CONTENTS


Introduction:



  • Threats to Survival of Black Cockatoos

  • Conservation of Black Cockatoos

  • Wildlife Authorities

  • Export Australian Birds

  • Distribution of Black Cockatoos

  • Characteristics


Taxonomy



  • Black Cockatoo Subspecies and Species Classification


Captivity



  • Selecting a Healthy Bird

  • Quarantine

  • Handling


Housing Black Cockatoos



  • Aviaries

  • Rodent Control

  • Perches

  • Nesting Logs and Nestboxes

  • Hygiene

  • Security

  • Food and Water Bowls


Feeding Black Cockatoos



  • Spouted Seeds

  • Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

  • Commercial Foods


Breeding Black Cockatoos



  • Selecting Stock

  • Colony Breeding

  • Mating and Infertility

  • Nest Inspection

  • Egg Sizes


Artificial Incubation



  • Set-up

  • Success Factors

  • Hatching

  • Brooding


Handrearing Black Cockatoos



  • Feeding Instruments

  • First Food and Formulas for Black Cockatoo Chicks

  • Monitoring Black Cockatoo Chick Development

  • Weaning


Black Cockatoo Chicks Black Cockatoo Growth Weight Tables


Companion Black Cockatoos



  • Choosing the right Black Cockatoo

  • Veterinary Check

  • Diet

  • Behaviour

  • Talking

  • Enrichment Wing and Nail Clipping


Diseases and Disorders of Black Cockatoos


SPECIES


All Species Chapters include information on In The Wild; In Captivity - Diet; Housing; Nesting; Breeding;


Handrearing; Mutations; Suitability as Pets; Status


Gang Gang Cockatoo


Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus funereus, Calyptorhynchus funereus xanthanotus)


White-tailed Black Cockatoo (Long-billed White-tailed (Baudin's), Short-billed White-tailed (Carnaby's))


Glossy Black Cockatoo


Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii banksii, Calyptorhynchus banksii macrorhynchus, Calyptorhynchus banksii samueli, Calyptorhynchus banksii naso, Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogne)


Palm Cockatoo (Presented by William Horsefield of Amazona Birds, South Africa)


Health and Diseases Presented by Dr Bob Doneley BVSc FACVSc (Avian Health)

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