This softcover 153-page book including 45 colour photos draws Rosemary Low's own experiences, and consultation provide practical advice on effective diets. Each chapter is easy to read, with the technical or scientific detail well explained and easy to follow. Glossary of terms included.
Details include the nutritional values of and the differences and uses of pellets and extruded feeds, nutritional components in seed mixtures, fruits, vegetables and flowers. The selection of suitable seeds and grains for soaking, sprouting and pulses, and their benefits are highlighted.
Further chapters of the book deal with foods for raising baby birds and requirements for the main parrot families and those birds requiring specialist diets, such as lories and lorikeets. The final three chapters give an overview of wild diets of birds in Australia, Africa and South America.
This valuable reference provides you with the knowledge and stimulus to investigate more on nutrition in a quest to present a more varied and nutritious diet to your birds.