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  • Feather Plucking

    Avizandum, July 2005 Parrot behaviour: A triangle for controlling feather plucking
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  • The First Year With your Hand-Reared Parrot

    The first year with your hand-reared parrot (Rosemary Low, Mansfield, England)
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  • Feeding your Pet Bird too Much

    FEEDING YOUR PET BIRD TOO MUCH (compiled by Vera Dennison)
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  • Incubation of Eggs

    Avian vet Dr Chris Kingsley addressed the Eastcape Bird Club on 2 December 2000. The club committee requested that this address be published in Avizandum because they were so impressed by it, that they want to share it with everybody who is interested in bird keeping and breeding. Here is the section on Incubation:
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  • Feeding Newly Hatched Chicks

    FEEDING NEWLY HATCHED CHICKS From a talk to East Cape Bird Club given by Dr Chris Kingsley. Continued from Avizandum March 2004. Printed on request of the club members.
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  • Games People Play with Pets

    It is very important that you play with your pet bird every day. It will be fun for you too, and it will certainly relieve the boredom that he will feel when there is just he and his cage and a few old toys. Here are some tips:
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  • Cooked versus Raw Vegetables

    Cooked versus raw vegetables Editor: In response to a reader’s request, we asked the above two experts in the fields of diets and nutrition to explain what changes occur in vegetables when they are cooked. The answer given here shows what changes occur during cooking. Vegetables do however not need to be cooked for birds, […]
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  • Taking Pet Birds Outside

    Taking Pet Birds Outside (by Vera Dennison) If you take your pet birds outside on pleasant warm weather days, it can be a wonderful experience for them. It can however, also be traumatic and life threatening.
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  • Blue Headed Pionus

    May 2000 Blue Headed Pionus Vera Dennison
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  • KAKARIKIS OR NEW ZEALAND PARAKEETS

    May 2004 Kakarikis or New Zealand Parakeets – pleasant Parakeets Kurt Fierens, Belgium with parakeet breeders must be the Cyanoramphus family, namely the Red-fronted Kakariki (Cyanoramphus n. novaezelandiae) and the Yellow-fronted Kakariki (Cyanoramphus a.auriceps) which are the most popular members. There are less well known members as well. In German the Yellow-fronted Kakariki is known […]
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