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  1. Поздравляю. Не обошлось без издержек переезда. Теперь в разделе "Мои вложения" я вижу " Вы использовали 10 МБ от вашего лимита вложений - 4 МБ" На старом форуме таких ограничений не было, и я от души присоединяла файлы - вроде и маленькие по размеру, но набралось их, как выяснилось, прилично. При этом много полезного пропало. Что ж, буду заново перезаливать на различные хостинги. P.S Кстати, а как в разделе "Мои вложения" удалить, при необходимости, что-нибудь ненужное? Не вижу там ничего, напоминающего кнопку "удалить".
  2. Conures Conures by Matthew M. Vriends Publisher: Barron’s, 1st ed., 2000 ISBN-10: 0764110381 ISBN-13: 978-0764110382 112 pages This handsomely illustrated book gives you a wealth of information on bird purchase, caging,, health care, and much more. Books in the Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series present basic information about pets for new or soon-to-be owners, as well as detailed information for other animal hobbyists. Advice and instruction covers purchase, equipment, general care and maintenance, and much more. Texts emphasize the basics and are easy for all readers to understand, but most titles in this series also present facts that even experienced owners and hobbyists will find new and useful. All books in this series are filled with high quality full-color photos and instructive line drawings. Read more: review Conures by Tony Silva,‎ Barbara Kotlar Publisher: T.F.H Publications, 1st ed., 1989 ISBN-10: 0866227393 ISBN-13: 978-0866227391 96 pages This book, illustrated completely with full-color photos and drawings, presents sensible, easy-to-follow recommendations about selecting and caring for Conures. It concentrates on providing readers with the information they need and want - all given in an interesting and easy-to-read style. Read more: review Conures by Carol Frischmann Publisher: T.F.H Publications, 1st ed., 2007 ISBN-10: 0793837707 ISBN-13: 978-0793837700 112 pages Parrots have long been favorite pets, and the conures are some of the most popular parrots. These pint-size companions are famous for their exuberant, playful personalities and clownish antics. Somespecies of conure are among the most spectacularly colored parrots. All conures can make delightful family pets wehen properly trained and cared for. In Conures, you'll find authoritative advice on how to provide a happy, healthy home for your feathered companion. This book includes all aspects of proper housing, nutrition, and health care, as well as training techniques that both parrot and owner will enjoy. Read more: review
  3. Guide to Companion Parrot Behavior Guide to Companion Parrot Behavior by Mattie Sue Athan Publisher: Barron’s, 1st ed., 1999 ISBN-10: 0-7641-0688-0 ISBN-13: 978-0764106880 229 pages A companion parrot is to a bird lover what a favorite lapdog is to its owner -- a friend through thick and thin. This book offers a wealth of advice on such topics as choosing between a young parrot and an older bird, selecting and training a talking parrot, modifying some of a companion parrot's behavior traits and periodically reinforcing behavior changes, keeping the bird groomed and away from household safety hazards, and virtually all other aspects of care. The author, a respected parrot expert, discusses ways of coping with occasional problems that include excessive screaming and feather chewing, and describes general differences in behavior among various companion birds - budgies, lovebirds, cockatiels, macaws, conures, lories and others. Read more: review
  4. The New Bird Handbook The New Bird Handbook by Matthew M. Vriends Publisher: Barron’s, 1st ed., 1989 ISBN-10: 0812041577 ISBN-13: 978-0812041576 143 pages This book is designed to give practical advice on the care of cage and aviary birds, hopefully leading the fancier to many years of maximum enjoyment from his or her chosen hobby. It does not pretend to be a scientifically oriented treatise on ornithology or zoology, but is written in a style that can be understood by even beginning fanciers. The book is based not only on the author's many years of experience, but draws freely upon the combined knowledge of generations of expert aviculturists. The author understands that beginners might be apprehensive as they discover the types of diseases that birds can come down with, the daily food required, and the various pitfalls that can lie in the path of successful aviculture. However, do not let this put you off. Normally birds are healthy, fit, and full of the joys of life. But this does not mean that bird keeping is not a serious responsibility. It must always be remembered that captive birds are fully dependent on the fancier for food, accommodation, and care. Without your care and devotion they will not make it! Keeping birds is a hobby that can be indulged in on as limited or large a scale as the individual wishes. The pleasure that comes from success with birds is the same with one pair as with many; and if they remain colorful, sing heartily, stay healthy, and especially breed regularly and successfully, you have the best proof that everything is to their liking. Such success will give you great personal satisfaction. Breeding birds presents the challenge of successfully propagating a species and offers the gratification that comes from working closely with the beauty of nature. Read more: review
  5. The Parakeet Handbook The Parakeet Handbook by Annette Wolter and Immanuel Bermelin Publisher: Barron’s, 1st ed., 1985 ISBN-10: 0764110187 ISBN-13: 978-0764110184 151 pages These fascinating birds are green as they are found in their native Australian environment, but selective breeding in captivity has resulted in a stunning variety of colors. Here is virtually everything a prospective parakeet owner needs to know about keeping one or more of these birds. Titles in Barron's popular Pet Handbooks series instruct pet owners on health care, proper feeding and housing, and other facts important to owners and their pets. Read more: review
  6. The Cockatiel Handbook, 2nd ed. The Cockatiel Handbook by Matthew M. Vriends Publisher: Barron’s; 2nd ed., 1999 ISBN-10: 0764110179 ISBN-13: 978-0764110177 183 pages Cockatiels - parrot-related birds that originated in Australia - come in a variety of color mutations. This handbook gives detailed purchase advice, considerations related to caging, proper nutrition, grooming, health care, and keeping the bird safe from household hazards. Read more: review
  7. The African Grey Parrot Handbook The African Grey Parrot Handbook by Mattie Sue Athan and Dianalee Deter Publisher: Barron’s; 1st ed., 2000 ISBN-10: 0-7641-0993-6 ISBN-13: 978-0-7641-0993-5 169 pages The African Grey can acquire a larger vocabulary than most other parrot varietiesabut with or without speech, it's a favorite companion among bird lovers. Here is detailed advice on nutritious feeding, caging, grooming, disease prevention, and much more. Titles in Barron's popular Pet Handbooks series instruct pet owners on health care, feeding and housing, and other facts important to owners and their pets. “This book is a practical guide to living with African grey parrots with an emphasis on maintaining companion behavior. It is compiled from notes spanning over 30 years of combined experience with greys. Where scientific research has been available to document these observations, we have tried to cite that research. However, it is unlikely that cussing here will ever be studied in a laboratory. We have relied, instead, on practical, hands-on experience with the birds. Grey parrots are different. These intelligent birds can be more sensitive than most other common companion parrots. You may see techniques, observations, and strategies here that differ somewhat from those used in behavioral therapy for other types of parrots. No space in this manuscript has been given over to demeaning the theories or techniques of others. Rather, we have used all available space to describe successful techniques and strategies from the collective experience of the authors. We know that much of what is written here must be considered "new territory," as we will be discussing and describing things in this text that may not have been previously discussed in print. Since we have often described concepts here that have not been commonly studied, we expect that this text will be frequently updated, adjusted, or corrected as new information becomes available.” Read more: review_978_0_7641_0993_5.doc
  8. The Complete Pet Bird Owner's Handbook, 3rd ed. The Complete Pet Bird Owner's Handbook by Gary A. Gallerstein Publisher: Avian Publications, 3rd Revised ed., 2003 ISBN-10: 1895270251 ISBN-13: 978-1895270259 441 pages The title of this edition reflects the fact that this book is the most thorough and cuurrent work in print for all bird owners. It covers all aspects of pet bird ownership, including selection, nutrition, behavior, home physicals, emergency medical care, preventive medicine and much more. Keep it by the cage for quick reference. User friendly with an index of signs for medical treatment and applicable for all species of pet birds. Contents: review_978_1895270259.doc
  9. Canary Health Canary Health by Dr. Rob Marshall Publisher: ebirds inc, 1st ed., 2005 ISBN-10: 0976891905 ISBN-13: 978-0976891901 166 pages Canary Health by Dr Rob Marshall provides a comprehensive guide to achieving a superior level of health and happiness in both the exhibition and pet canary. The extensive information presented in this book is an essential reference for those who want to provide the best available care to their canaries. The "self help" philosophy allows readers to learn about the practical requirements of canary health and happiness. Canary Health also discusses in detail the various diseases of canaries and explains their treatment. It allows canary owners to understand why diseases occur and most importantly, how they should be prevented. Contents: review_978_0976891901.doc
  10. Softbills: Care, Breeding and Conservation Softbills: Care, Breeding and Conservation by Martin Vince Publisher: Нancock Нouse Рublishers Ltd, 1st ed., 1996 ISBN-10: 0888393938 ISBN-13: 978-0888393937 278 pages Author Martin Vince offers an exhaustive volume about the biology and ecology of softbills -- small, flying birds that do not live on seeds, but on soft foods such as fruits, insects and meats. A practical and uniquely detailed book, it is based on the author's experience during twenty years of keeping and breeding a large range of softbills. The first section of text covers the basics from purchasing and housing to the particulars such as handling, banding and nutrition. The second section focuses on the different species, covering topics such as size, sexing, incubation and breeding. Because all of the birds described have been kept by the author, the information is especially relevant and helpful. This thoroughly modern, easy-to-use guide is sure to become the definitive source for softbill keepers. Read more: review_978_0888393937.doc
  11. A Guide to Macaws as Pet and Aviary Birds, 2nd Revised edition A Guide to Macaws as Pet and Aviary Birds Revised Edition by Rick Jordan, Mark Moore Publisher: ABK Publications; 2nd Revised edition, 2015 ISBN-10: 0958710201 ISBN-13: 978-0958710206 214 pages This 214-page title has been eagerly awaited by macaw breeders and pet bird owners since the first edition went out of print five years ago. The revision is written by the original author, Rick Jordan, together with Mark Moore-both highly respected specialist parrot breeders based at Hill Country Aviaries in Texas, USA. This facility boasts some 70 species of psittacines and has been awarded several US First Breeding awards by the American Federation of Aviculture. Rick and Mark are both very active in conservation and provide breeders with support through their knowledge and lectures internationally. Chapters examine macaws in the wild, taxonomy, habitat and distribution, conservation initiatives and wild status. Chapters on captive macaws detail behavioural issues, handling macaws, restraint, transportation, quarantine and hygiene, health and species characteristics, selecting macaws for breeding and choosing a young macaw to be your companion. The General Management section covers housing options, furnishings, nest boxes, security, rodent control and bird rooms. Feeding and Nutrition features details on pelleted diets, sprouted seeds, the nutritional value of fresh fruit and vegetables, and pre-breeding and breeding season diets. Breeding chapters are extensive-over 38 pages-and include sex determination, compatibility, selective breeding, courtship, nesting, eggs and clutch sizes, breeding problems, incubation, parent-rearing, artificial incubation, humidity, incubation periods, hatching, hand rearing, incubation problems and troubleshooting, chick development, preventing future behavioural problems, mutations and hybrids. Contributing authors, Constance Woodman and Dr Bob Doneley, support the authors with their specialist expertise. Constance's chapter, Macaws as Pet and Companion Birds, presents everything you need to know about caring for your pet macaw, including health checks for your new macaw, preparing for your new pet, restraint, harnesses, bathing, nail-clipping, enrichment through flight, housing, diet, behaviour, taming and training and behavioural problems. Dr Bob Doneley's Health and Diseases in Macaws chapter documents infectious and non-infectious diseases that may occur according to age group-neonatal, juvenile, adult and geriatric. All 19 species of macaw are presented in individual chapters which cover length, weight, approximate breeding age, clutch size, incubation period and fledging age. Sections detail wild habitat, description and finer captive information such as breeder suitability, pet aspects, mimicking capabilities, and the overall personality traits of each species. A Guide to Macaws as Pet and Aviary Birds-Revised Edition is the major captive care title for this species available worldwide, providing the details required by breeders and pet and companion owners alike. Contents: review_978_0958710206.doc
  12. Parrot Nutrition Parrot Nutrition by Robert G. Black Publisher: Аvian Рublications, 1st ed., 2007 ISBN-10: 0910335079 ISBN-13: 978-0910335072 270 pages Nutrition is the key to aviculture. It is the most important factor for success in maintaining and breeding captive birds. Anything less than 100% breeding success and picture-perfect feathering indicates the probability of an inadequate amount of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are essential for the health and breeding of a parrot. The result of years of research and practical experience, this detailed, in-depth guide covers everything you need to know about vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and other nutritional elements and how they contribute to the health and well-being of parrots. Contents: review_978_0910335072.doc
  13. Parrots and Finches: Healthy Nutrition Parrots and Finches: Healthy Nutrition by Rosemary Low Publisher: Insignis Publications, 1st ed., 2012 ISBN-10: 095313377X ISBN-13: 978-0953133772 153 pages This book is the latest by Rosemary Low who is internationally recognised for her work with birds and her many publications. She was formerly Curator of Loro Parque, Tenerife (the world’s largest parrot collection), and Palmitos Park, Gran Canaria. The literature advertising this publication explains its genesis. Concerned at the early deaths of many birds in aviculture apparently attributable to inadequate nutrition, Rosemary decided to compile this book. In its pages she explains the nutrients contained in various types of foods and how to collect and grow foods that provide nutrients not present in seeds and pellets. She recommends that at least 30% of a bird’s dietary intake should be provided from fresh food and points out that, for example, seeds and grains that are sprouted provide an excellent protein-rich diet. The emphasis throughout the book is firmly on the prevention of nutritional deficiencies and adding enjoyment to birds’ lives by providing a varied and interesting diet. There are three chapters about diets in the wild covering Australia, South America, and Africa. The page of “References Cited” is helpful but could, perhaps, have been more extensive. It was surprising to see no mention of the work of Michael Stanford, such as his thesis (for Fellowship of the RCVS) on the calcium needs of African grey parrots. The General Index and Species Index comprise 11 pages and are most helpful. They include reference to the excellent photographs in the book of birds and foodstuffs. This is a small, attractively produced, book with excellent colour photographs. The information it contains reflects Rosemary Low’s half century of keeping and breeding birds and her concern for their health and welfare. It is eminently practical and very readable. In his Foreword Alan K Jones MRCVS writes: “In over 40 years as a practising veterinary surgeon, with 30 of those years working with avian patients, it is clear from my experience that a poor, unbalanced, or inadequate diet is the number one cause of disease in captive birds”. Many of his veterinary colleagues concur with this view and both they and aviculturists would agree that this valuable book is long overdue. Contents: review_978_0953133772.doc
  14. Снова не совсем по теме, но маленькое дополнение к вопросу о поведении птиц Nest Building and Bird Behavior Nest Building and Bird Behavior by Nicholas E. Collias, Elsie C. Collias Publisher: Princeton University Press, 1st ed., 1984 ISBN: 0-691-08359-2 336 pages This book is a comprehensive study of nest-building behavior in birds. A much-needed synthesis of the previously scattered literature on this central aspect of avian biology, it is organized by behavior problems and focuses on evolution as its unifying theme. Contents: review_0_691_08359_2.doc
  15. Anatomical Atlas of Domestic Birds Anatomical Atlas of Domestic Birds by Vasile Ghetie, St. Chitescu, V. Cotofan, A. Hillebrand Publisher: Editura Academiei Republicii Socialiste Romania, 1st ed., 1976 Language: Romanian, French, English and Russian ISBN-10: --- ISBN-13: --- 292 pages If certain species, especially mammals, enjoyed the attention of numerous authors who dealt with their morphology in synthesis works, domestic birds were little and rarely dwelt upon. The present development of poultry rearing, aimed at providing man’s food with a high protein content, requires the extension and modernization of zootechny and avian pathology research. As these specialities are based on the thorough knowledge of morphology, the elaboration of such works appeared as a first-order necessity. The Anatomical atlas of domestic birds is a modest response to this demand. Synthesizing our twenty-year-long endeavour, the atlas comprises 364 original plates, all of them executed at the dissection table; there were used about 400 domestic fowls (hens, turkey-hens, ducks, and geese) belonging to various races. Besides classical dissections on fresh or formolized specimens, the authors sometimes resorted to corrosion preparations (obtained by injecting the vessels with latex, nitrocellulose, etc.), to specimens rendered transparent by classical methods, or – when describing the topography of thoracoabdominal viscera- to freezed preparations. This mode of presenting the avian morphology was chosen as it allows an easy consultation both for research workers and members of the teaching staff. The precise indication of every anatomical element gives the possibility to find the required morphological detail, thus making unnecessary the perusal of a considerable number of pages. The explanation of plates follows the international Latin terminology. As an official nomenclature for birds is so far missing, the authors have utilized, where it was possible, Nomina Anatomica Veterinaria (1973). In altogether special situations, they resorted to wide-circulation denominations found in the consulted literature, respecting the principles established by N.A.V. Contents: review_Anatomical_Atlas_of_Domestic_Birds.doc