A Guide to Neophema and Neopsephotus Genera and their Mutations


  • In Captivity
  • Health and Disease
  • Plumage, Pigments, Colours and Colour Mutations

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Dr Alain Campagne has been keeping birds since the 1970s and since 2000 has been seriously involved in the breeding of Neophema and Neopsephotus species. He is one of the growing number of ‘modern’ aviculturists who have embraced the internet and participate in international forums. These global discussions have evolved and expanded with the internet and have been the impetus for the universal naming system for parrot mutations now in widespread use around the world.

The early sections of the book provide all the basic information which any new breeder of Neophema and Neopsephotus species. Avian veterinarian Dr Bob Doneley has contributed a thorough Health and Disease section with plenty of information specific to these species of parrots. Dr Campagne then discusses pigmentation, mutations and genetics, in general terms, so that the reader can understand what the different names mean and how they produce their colours in different birds.


In Captivity
Housing – Conventional; Suspended; Breeding Cages; Perches; Maintenance; Nestboxes
Feeding – Seeds; Complete Foods; Egg Mix; Greenfoods; Vegetables; Fruits; Sprouts; Supplements
Breeding – Acquiring Birds; Quarantine; Gender; Preparation; Laying; Banding; Records; Handrearing; Feeding; Transportation

Health and Disease
Common Problems – Medications
Part One – Droppings; Appetite; Posture; Feathers; Skin; Wings; Head; Examination; Paediatrics
Part Two – Infectious Diseases; Non-infectious Diseases

Plumage, Pigments, Colours and Colour Mutations
Displaying Colours – Plumage; Pigments; Colour
Colour Mutations
Primary Mutations – Sex-linked Recessive; Autosomal Recessive; Autosomal Dominant; Autosomal Co-dominant; Combination

Bourke’s Parrot – Primary and Combination Mutations
Turquoisine Parrot – Primary and Combination Mutations; Variations
Scarlet-chested Parrot – Primary and Combination Mutation; Variations
Elegant Parrot – Primary and Combination Mutations
Blue-winged Parrot – Primary Mutations
Rock Parrot – Primary Mutations
Orange-bellied Parrot – Primary Mutations

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A Guide to Incubation & Handraising Parrots
A Guide to Pet & Companion Birds
A Guide to Australian Long & Broad-tailed Parrots & New Zealand Kakarikis
A Guide to Neophema & Psephotus Grass Parrots (Revised)
A Guide to Basic Health & Disease in Birds
A Guide to Colour Mutations and Genetics in Parrots
Good Bird!
The Parrot Problem Solver
Australian Grass Parakeets – Neophema Genus
Hand Feeding/Raising Baby Birds
Guide to Companion Parrot Behavior
Parrot Breeding
Amazon Parrots: Pet Owner’s Manual


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