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A Guide to Incubation and Handraising Parrots

Covers all the necessary requirements needed to successfully take an egg through incubation, hatching, brooding and development into a fully weaned chick. Colour images, charts and diagrams support the informative text. A must in any breeder’s library.

CONTENTS

Incubation 
Artificial Incubation

Meet the Egg!
    Shell
    Albumen
    Yolk
    Germinal Disc
Choosing an Incubator/Hatcher
    Hand-turn
    Auto-turn
    Fan Forced
    Still Air
    Hatchers
Equipment 
Handling the Egg
    Hygiene
    Candling
Incubation
    Temperature
    Humidity
    Turning
    Fertility
    Development
Hatching Details
    Records
    Internal and External Pip
Problems and Troubleshooting
    Damaged Eggs
    Death
    Overdue
    Hatch
Egg Weighing

Handraising Parrots 
The Goal
Fundamentals

    Weighing
    Records
    Hygiene
Brooders and Brooding
    Brooders
    Brooding
    Containers
    Bedding
Formulas
    Commercial
    Homemade
    Additives
Feeding Instruments
    Spoon
    Syringe
    Crop Tube
Feeding the Newly Hatched
    Rehydration
    Crop Stretching
    First Feed
    Formula
    Weight Gain
    Temperature
Growth Phase
    Feed Instrument
    Crop Stretching
    Formula
    Feeding
    Weight Gain
    Leg Bands
Peak/Weaning Phase
    Feeding
    Regurgiation
    Weight Loss
    Weaning Cage
    Foods
Weaning Black Cockatoos
Pulling Chicks

    Inspection
    Nest Problems
    Consequences
Troubleshooting
    Weight
    Underfeeding
    Slow Crop
    Crop Stasis
    Infections
    Regurgitation
    Overstretched Crops
    Splayed Legs

SKU 9780958710213
Barcode # 9780958710213
Brand ABK Publications
Artist / Author Phil Digney
Format Soft Cover