Book: "Caring for Birds with Love and Gratitude" by Dr Ross Perry, 235 pages Outside Australia
Caring for Birds with Love and Gratitude is the book Doctor Ross Perry most commonly recommends that people buy if they care for more than one species of bird unless they are budgies and cockatiels. This book is packed with practical helpful advice and principles aimed to inform you about the care and management of caged and aviary and wild birds in sickness and in health. With your help and sharing what you learn here, Dr Ross Perry hopes to help raise the standards of care and management and the quality of life of many birds around the world. Underpinning this is the need to change many unsustainable often disrespectful beliefs and attitudes about birds and to re-establish our empathy with them through love and gratitude. Topics addressed include anatomy and physiology of birds, information about common species of birds, traps and pitfalls choosing and buying birds and bird cages, taming, nutrition, match-making and breeding birds, recognising signs of disease, Common viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoal and parasitic diseases, heavy metal poisoning, injuries, pododermatitis, how to crop feed and administer medicines, Drugs and common dose rates, and more.