A Guide to Black Cockatoos as Pet and Aviary Birds by Neville and Noddy Connors

Authored by successful parrot breeders Neville and Noddy Connors, this title featuring 300 colour photographs over 160 pages is available in hard and soft cover

CONTENTS
Introduction
  • Threats to Survival of Black Cockatoos
  • Conservation of Black Cockatoos
  • Wildlife Authorities
  • Export Australian Birds
  • Distribution of Black Cockatoos
  • Characteristics

Taxonomy

  • Black Cockatoo Subspecies and Species Classification

Captivity

  • Selecting a Healthy Bird
  • Quarantine
  • Handling
  • Housing Black Cockatoos
  • Aviaries
  • Rodent Control
  • Perches
  • Nesting Logs and Nestboxes
  • Hygiene
  • Security
  • Food and Water Bowls

Feeding Black Cockatoos

  • Spouted Seeds
  • Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
  • Commercial Foods

Breeding Black Cockatoos

  • Selecting Stock
  • Colony Breeding
  • Mating and Infertility
  • Nest Inspection
  • Egg Sizes

Artificial Incubation

  • Set-up
  • Success Factors
  • Hatching
  • Brooding

Handrearing Black Cockatoos

  • Feeding Instruments
  • First Food and Formulas for Black Cockatoo Chicks
  • Monitoring Black Cockatoo Chick Development
  • Weaning Black Cockatoo Chicks
  • Black Cockatoo Growth Weight Tables

Companion Black Cockatoos

  • Choosing the right Black Cockatoo
  • Veterinary Check
  • Diet
  • Behaviour
  • Talking
  • Enrichment
  • Wing and Nail Clipping
  • Diseases and Disorders of Black Cockatoos

SPECIES
All Species Chapters include information on In The Wild; In Captivity - Diet; Housing; Nesting; Breeding; Handrearing; Mutations; Suitability as Pets; Status

  • Gang Gang Cockatoo
  • Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
  • Calyptorhynchus funereus funereus
  • Calyptorhynchus funereus xanthanotus
  • White-tailed Black Cockatoo
  • Long-billed White-tailed (Baudin's)
  • Short-billed White-tailed (Carnaby's)
  • Glossy Black Cockatoo
  • Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
  • Calyptorhynchus banksii banksii
  • Calyptorhynchus banksii macrorhynchus
  • Calyptorhynchus banksii samueli
  • Calyptorhynchus banksii naso
  • Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogne
  • Palm Cockatoo

Presented by William Horsefield of Amazona Birds, South Africa

Health and Diseases

Presented by Dr Bob Doneley BVSc FACVSc (Avian Health)

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