by Nikki Moustaki
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Canaries by Nikki Moustaki

Written by an expert on bird care, this complete guide offers in-depth coverage of subjects like feeding, housing, breed characteristics, health care, and grooming. It also includes an introduction to canaries, a complete discussion of canary song, and tips on taming these lovable birds.

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ISBN-13: 9780793849116
Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Series: Animal Planet Pet Care Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 777,829
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Nikki Moustaki is an avian care and behavior consultant and has written 17 books on birds and bird behavior. She has been involved with birds since 1988 and lives in New York City with an African Grey parrot, a Meyer's parrot, lovebirds, and two schnauzers. She hosts

Table of Contents

Why I Adore My Canary     5
The Wild Canary
Physical Characteristics
Taming Canaries
Temperament and Behavior
The Stuff of Everday Life     23
Your Canary's Housing
Housing Accessories
Setting up the Cage
Other Canary Supplies
Eating Well     45
The Diet of the Wild Canary
Three Important Nutrients
Pelleted Foods
Fruits and Vegetables
Cooked Diet
Table Foods
Color Feeding
Looking Good     61
The Wonder of Feathers
Nail Care
Beak Care
Wing Clipping
Feeling Good     69
Finding an Avian Veterinarian
The Veterinary Visit
The Travel Carrier
General Signs of Illness
Common Illnesses
The Hospital Cage
Senior Canary Care
Breeding Canaries     89
Choosing a Pair
Breeding Supplies
Breeding Condition
Breeding Timeline
What Can Go Wrong
What Will You Do With the Babies?
Glossary     101
Resources     104
Index     108

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