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Parrots magazine, Issue 99

Issue 99 4a1cfc5f994a3

Living With A Yellow-Crowned Amazon, How We Rear Parrots For The Pet Market

Issue 99 - April 2006

The Complete Psittacine – EB Cravens sets the record straight on 10 outdated ideas in aviculture – Despite the vast inroads in knowledge about birdkeeping which have been made in the past few years, there still exist many misconceptions, even outright fallacies, in modern aviculture as we know it. Whether this is due to people refusing to change ingrained ideas, or to their lack of study and exposure to new methods and wisdoms, it is hard to say. Nevertheless, here are ten of the most prevalent outdated ideas in aviculture… Living with a Yellow-crowned Amazon – Jeannette Taylor describes the fun and games involved in fostering a very lively character!. How we rear parrots for the pet market by Neil Forbes DipECAMS FRCVS RCVS and European College Recognised Specialise in Bird Medicine. An Extraordinary Adventure – Dorothy Schwarz meets a free flying parrot in Montserrat. Reunited with a Pesquet’s Parrot – Rosemary Low meets up with a special friend. Lasers lead the way to improved surgery – John Geary discusses the rapid increase in the use of laser technology for pets. Parrots in Focus by Cyril Laubscher – The Turquoisine Parakeet … Breeders perfect a beautiful mutation. Dealing with fearful birds – Advice from Sonny Stollenmaier on helping the more cautious bird to cope with new experiences. Kermit and Charli – an advocate of natural birdkeeping, EB Cravens shares a delightful tale about a pair of Yellow-fronted Amazons. The Meyer’s Parrots of the Okavango Delta – Steve Boyes of the Research Centre for African Parrot Conservation at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, calls on us to secure this parrot species for future generations. The Pale-headed Rosella – Robert Alison on one of Australia’s early inhabitants which attracted the attention of Captain Cook’s party.

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