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Suitable Housing for Finches & Softbills

Suitable Housing for Finches & Softbills

One of the most requested subjects we get from those keeping birds is how to build aviares. In fact many ask what is the most suitable housing for all types of birds in many different situations. For this reason we hope this new 120 page full colour book which has just been released at the QFS convention is Brisbane will be a real aid to those wanting such information . It looks at many different housing situations and considers what we need for, Housing for Cold Climates, Large Display aviares, Specialist Aviaries, Keeping Finches in Cages, etc.
It also has a large section dealing with Popular Softbills in Australian Aviaries. Hopefully it be of benefit to both those starting out in the hobby and to experinced birdkeepers as well.





Zebra Finches in Australia

Zebra Finches in Australia

A new book on Zebra finches by two W.A breeders Harry Doven and Ken Glasson. Both have been involved with aviculture for many years and in recent times have specialised in breeding and showing Zebra finches. The 130 pages contains parts on colours, housing, feeding, breeding, genetics, general information, health, diseases, purchasing and quarantine, as well as showing.





Encyclopedia of Aviculture

Encyclopedia of Aviculture

This book represents years of research and work on the part of the author, Glen Holland. An array of species and a wealth of information has been gathered from aviculturist's worldwide to make this a true encyclopedia of knowledge, for the all including the average birdkeeper. Because of the cut back on catching wild birds and the stopping of bird importation, Glen hopes this book will aid aviculturists to face the challenge of establishing captive bred strains of birds that are no longer reliant on replenishment from wild stock.





The Asiatic Parrot Breeders Handbook

The Asiatic Parrot Breeders Handbook

This latest offering from Phil Robson is similar to his popular book on Indian Ringnecks but looks at the other Asiatic species, including Alexandrines, Plumheads, Slatyheads, and Blossom Headed Parrots as well as Moustache Parrots, Derbyans, Malabars and Malayan Longtails. There is even a small section on Indian Ringnecks. Management, Feeding ,Health Issues, etc , are all covered in separate chapters, but are general for all species.





The Bengalese Finch

The Bengalese Finch

Bengalese Finches are popular all over the world and are now considered a domesticated species. This book contains not only basic information that can help the beginner, but also has infoirmation to help even the most experienced breeder and exhibitor. It covers, management, accommodation, feeding and breeding, with special sections on colour standards and how to breed them. The genetics are explained in a simple form. All the latest colours are covered. Find out how to produce these colours from your own breeding stock. The authors and have gained a wealth of experience from breeeding and exhibiting Bengalese over many years, and are considered world experts on Bengalese. Originally written in Dutch this book is now been translated into English.





Australian Grass Parrakeets - Psephotus & Northiella Genera

Australian Grass Parrakeets - Psephotus & Northiella Genera

This second book on Grass Parakeets looks at the larger species of this family. It has a large section on Red Rumps and their mutations, with some great colour photos, which will be of interest to New Zealand Breeders now that more are becoming available. As with the other books in this series general chapters look at Housing, Diet, Management and Diseases.





Australian Cockatoos

Australian Cockatoos

By Stan Sindel and Robert Lynn
This time Stan Sindel teams up with Robert Lynn who unfortunately died before seeing the book published. Robert Lynn specialised in Breeding Black Cockatoos and at the time the book was written was the only man in the world to successfully breed all species of Black Cockatoos, including a world first for both Yellow Tail Blacks and Palm Cockatoos. It is an excellent reference book for those interested in keeping and breeding members of the Cockatoo family, and even has a section on the smallest of this family and its mutations, the Cockatiel.





Australian Grass Parrakeets

Australian Grass Parrakeets

By Stan Sindel and James Gill.
One of a series of small hard cover books witten by the team of Stan Sindel and Avian Vet James Gill. Beautifully presented, its 192 pages covers all the Neophema species including Bourkes, Elegants, Turquoisines, Spendids, Blue Wings, Rock Parrots and Orange Bellied parrots. If you are into these species this book is a must have.





A Guide to Zebra Finches and their Colour Mutations

A Guide to Zebra Finches and their Colour Mutations

By ABK Publications.
It is our intention to stock as many books on Finches and Softbills as possible. ABK publications have produced this book dealing with Zebra Finches and it is an excellent reference for the Zebra finch enthusiast.





Australian Softbill Management

Australian Softbill Management

By Rosemary Hutton.
This smaller 144 page hard covered book look at keeping and breeding Australian Wrens, Robins, Chats and Dotterels.





A Guide to Gouldian Finches and their Mutations

A Guide to Gouldian Finches and their Mutations

By ABK Publications.
One of the latest in the 'Guide To' series. 160 pages. This new revised, soft covered edition looks at Gouldian Finches in the wild as well as captivity. The coloured photos throughout the book are great and it is another welcome addition for the library of the Gouldian finch specialist.





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A Finch Breeders Ideal Setup - Is it Possible ?

Keeping Finches, Part 3

Keeping Softbills

New Zealand's First Finch Convention. - From NZ...

Parrots of the World

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