A Guide to Grey Parrots as Pet and Aviary Birds (Hard Cover)

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Comprehensive information on the African and Congo Grey Parrots in the Wild and as a breeding and companion bird makes this title a valuable reference for any owner of such...
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Rosemary Low
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Rosemary Low books
ABK Publications
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Description

Comprehensive information on the African and Congo Grey Parrots in the Wild and as a breeding and companion bird makes this title a valuable reference for any owner of such an intelligent bird. Beautiful colour photos.

CONTENTS
History
In the Wild
Worldwide Trade
Subspecies and Physical Characteristics
Grey Parrots in Captivity
    Accommodation for Breeding Pairs
    Outdoor Aviaries
    Indoor Breeding Cages 
    Security
Breeding of Grey Parrots
    Colony Breeding 
    Selecting Breeding Pairs
    Minimising Disease Risks
    Diets
    Nesting
    Development
    Feather Plucking of Young
    Breeder Experiences
Handrearing of Grey Parrots
    Environment
    Chicks
    Feeding
    Temperatures
    Development
    Weight
    Weaning
    Socialisation
A Healthy Diet for the Grey Parrot
    Seeds
    Pellets
    Fruits and Vegetables
    Sprouts
    Nuts
    Grit and Vitamins and Minerals
African Grey Parrots as Companion Birds
Selection and Purchase
Preparing a Home for your New Pet
Enrichment and Mental Stimulation
    Foraging and Toy
    FlighT
    Behaviour Training
General Care
    Nail
    Beak
    Wing
    Microchipping
    Travelling
Pet Characteristics and Traits
Talking and Mimicry
Parrot Behaviour
    Dominance
    Punishment
    Rewards
Common Behavioural Problems
    Screaming
    Feather Plucking
Disease and Disorders
Dietary Deficiencies
Disinfection
Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease
Poisons
Parasites