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Mousebirds in Aviculture Ebook

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Mousebirds, or colies, are delightful African softbilled birds that are gaining popularity as pets and in aviaries, and this book is a must for any bird fancier who is interested in the unusual. Written by an aviculturist with years of experience raising mousebirds, this book takes you into the world of mousebird aviculture, giving an extensive look at what it takes to care for and breed these acrobatic birds. Previously little has been documented about this fascinating order of birds in captivity. Now, through a mixture of zoological and private owner observations plus scientific studies, this ebook completely covers the care, diet, housing, and breeding of all mousebirds. Every aspect of pet, aviary, and display mousebirds in aviculture is explored. Both novice and experienced softbill fanciers will find this ebook interesting and useful. Orginally printed and published in 2001, this ebook has new photos and 2012 updates on the mousebird's status in aviculture.
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  • By Bill Naylor
    Jun 7, 2013
    The name mousebird derives from their hair like feathers, and their ability to either move all toes forward, or both outer toes forwards and backwards, as if they are double jointed. This enables them to run along the ground like a rodent or clamber around in trees like parrots.Up until 2001 there was no comprehensive avicultural guide to Mousebirds, until this book by US aviculturist Kateri J.Davis appeared on the scene. In the UK unlike the US and Africa, mousebirds have never been valued as companion birds. Yet as the author points out, while private bird keeping is static in the US, the popularity of mousebirds is increasing, and they are now the most popular companion bird after parrots. Accordingly Ms Kateri has included a wealth of information for the pet mousebird owner. While addressing the main subject, the aviculture of keeping and breeding these unusual birds. She also explores the natural history of the six species in the wild, including details about their unusual... More > physiology and anatomy. Twenty-eight zoo and bird collections were consulted during the writing of this book. Kateri J Davis togther with her husband Kevin Lund she runs the Davis Lund Aviaries in Oregon USA. Bill Naylor. (An extended version of this review appeared in June 5th issue of Cage & Aviary Birds 2013 http://www.cageandaviarybirds.co.uk)< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9780971610538
Published
March 16, 2013
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
5.73 MB

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Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch... (See More)
# of Devices Unlimited
Flowing Text / Pages Flowing Text
Printable? Yes
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