Mousebirds, or colies, are gaining popularity as pets and in aviaries, and this book is a must for any bird fancier who is interested in the unusual. Three years in the making, this book takes you into the world of mousebird aviculture, giving an extensive look at what it takes to care for and breed these acrobatic, softbill birds. Previously little has been documented about this fascinating order of birds in captivity. Now, through a mixture of zoological and private owner experiences and observations plus scientific studies, this book covers completely the care, diet, housing, and breeding of all mousebirds.
The first section examines mousebirds in the wild, discussing all six species and their subspecies, habits, diet, and impact on their native lands. In the following sections, all aspects of pet, aviary, and display mousebirds in aviculture are explored. The beginning bird fancier as well as the experienced aviculturist will find this book interesting, enlightening, and useful.
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Kateri J. Davis is a dedicated aviculturist who is interested in promoting mousebirds, turacos, and all birds thus preserving them in aviculture for future generations to enjoy. She has been involved with birds her entire life and has been working with softbills since 1990. She has bred and raised five of the six species of mousebirds: Red Faceds, Blue Napes, Speckleds, White Backs, and the extremely rare White Heads, as well as dozens of turacos and other softbilled birds. Offspring from her birds can be seen in several zoos and private aviaries throughout the USA. A feat few other aviculturists can claim!
Currently she has over 120 softbill birds including over 20 turacos and 20 adult mousebirds and has raised over one hundred mousebird chicks over the years. She lives with her husband and daughter in Oregon, and together they run the Davis Lund Aviaries where they specialize in raising and breeding softbill birds. Kateri writes articles on various softbills for magazines and was a contributing author for the mousebird and turaco chapters of the book, "Hand-Rearing Birds" published by Blackwell Publishing. In June 2008, she was the focus of an article, "Meet Kateri Davis", in Bird Talk magazine. Her book on turacos in aviculture was recently published for August 2012.
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Book Description Birdhouse Publications, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110971610509
Book Description Birdhouse Publications, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0971610509
Book Description Birdhouse Publications. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0971610509 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1495593