All about Your Canary

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This informative new volume is a brief, attractive, inexpensively priced manual that teaches inexperienced adults and older children to be responsible in the ownership and care of animals. The book is filled with full-color photos and illustrations, and feature short, entertaining "Did You Know?" sidebars that offer unusual facts about each book's subject animal. Inexperienced pet owners learn how to handle an animal without harming it, and receive sound information on nutritive feeding, caging, health ...
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Overview

This informative new volume is a brief, attractive, inexpensively priced manual that teaches inexperienced adults and older children to be responsible in the ownership and care of animals. The book is filled with full-color photos and illustrations, and feature short, entertaining "Did You Know?" sidebars that offer unusual facts about each book's subject animal. Inexperienced pet owners learn how to handle an animal without harming it, and receive sound information on nutritive feeding, caging, health maintenance, accident prevention, and first-aid measures to take when an emergency arises. All About Your Pets volumes are nicely illustrated and clearly written introductions to the joys of pet ownership. They are a great value for anybody seeking solid basic information and instruction at an affordable price.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764111877
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Series: All about Your Pet Series
  • Pages: 31
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.19 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 2
Different types
Understanding canaries
Canary Varieties 4
Roller Canary
Border Fancy Canary
Gloster Fancy Canary
Red Factor Canary
Yorkshire Fancy Canary
American Singer Canary
Lizard Canary
Scotch Fancy Canary
Setting Up Home 8
The cage
Matchmaking
Locating the cage
Equipment
Buying a Canary 12
Making your choice
Settling in
Signs of a healthy canary
Feeding Your Canary 14
Seed mixes
Fruit and vegetables
Grit
Cuttlefish bone
Egg food
Insects
Mash
Water
Tasty treats for canaries
Supplements
Handling and Training 18
Finger-training
Competitions
Caring for Your Canary 20
Molting
Nails
Identification
Leaving your canary
On the move
Breeding 24
Mating and nesting
Egg laying
The chicks
Health Care 26
Nursing a sick bird
Medication
Treatment
Common Ailments 29
Digestive disorders
Sour crop
Egg binding
Respiratory infections
Sore feet
Wounds
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