Turacos, known also as touracos, go-away birds, and plantain-eaters, are beautiful African softbilled birds of the family Musophagidae that grace many zoological parks and some private aviaries... More > around the world.
Written by an aviculturist with twenty years of experience raising turacos, this book is filled with up-to-date information and over 175 color photographs on how to care for and breed these active and unique exotic birds. Each species and subspecies is examined, with details about their life in the wild and aviculture. Extensive information about diet, care, parentraising and handrearing turacos is covered, including a chapter on hybridizing. The beginning bird fancier as well as the experienced aviculturist will find this book interesting, enlightening, and useful.< Less
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. ... More > 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.< Less