Breeding Estrildid Finches
An up-to-date and extensive book with complete information about keeping and breeding Astrilds, Amadines, Parrot finches and Lonchuras. It gives you information about accommodation/housing, equipment, feed, breeding, nomenclature, etc. The book of 160×220 mm counts 200 pages and about 120 full colour pictures by Pieter van den Hooven, Howard Robinson, and the author about birds, my bird-room and equipment. A book for breeders written by a breeder.
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Comment by bird breeders who have ordered the book before you
“I found your works both interesting and helpful. Thank you for your effort in writing them. Breeding Estrildid Finches provides a very clear and honest approach to keeping and breeding finches. Full of detailed and practical information, this body of work is a necessity for not just the beginner, but also for the experienced breeder. 23 september 2021 Jim P. Winterthur Org. USA.”
“I have now read your book over the weekend. I really like it very much! It has the two important things which I miss in other books, the breadth of topics and the provisioning of very specific details that are key to breeding estrildid finches successfully. As it is not so easy anymore to exchange with other breeders as it was in the past (many local assocations do not exist anymore), this book will be a very important source of information for me. 22 03 2021 Hjalmar K. 04416 Markkleeberg Dld.
“Die Bücher sind soeben bei mir eingetroffen. Ganz dickes Lob. Es sind wuderbare Bücher. Schön gestaltet, Übersichtliche Informationen, einfach gut gemacht. 11 Febr. 2021, (The books have just arrived. Big compliments. They are wonderful books. Well designed, clear information, simply well done) E. F. 88453 Erolzheim Dld.”
“Books arrived here in perfect condition. I never have seen such wonderful publications in the form of books, before. I have no words to explain how much I love your books about this wonderful finches. Your knowledge of Estrildid Finches of the whole world is enormous. I am completely stunned to see the most, least known and rare species and subspecies of these family. I like booth of your books: Estrildid Finches in the Picture is a bible on the subject. In fact, the most comprehensive work of these finches in the world!
Breeding Estrildid Finches will be no doubt a valuable source for a lover of these beautiful finches, like me. I like your suggestions and remarks on every aspect of breeding different species along with your guide of setting up breeding cages and other important categories of a complete birdhouse.”
“Finally a book it is something for you. It is full of advice and practical tips how birds the best could be held. With a lot of breeding information.”
“Thanks for this detailed information. Written by someone with knowledge of and love for birds.”
“Wonderful books with very nice pictures! Nice layout, good font and very pleasant to read.”
“An excellent book”
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“I am very exciting about your books, i have already learn tips and necessary conditions for my estrilds…”
“I am amazed by going through your website www.avitoon.nl and seeing your work in the field of Estrildid Finches of more than 40 years. I have never ever seen the cages you have shown on your website.”
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Table of contents:
|Chapter 1||The start||5|
|Some opening remarks||5|
|A false start||8|
|Chapter 2||How to accommodate your birds||11|
|The breeding cage||16|
|Chapter 4||The birds’ well-being||27|
|Alternatives to insects||54|
|Granules or pellets||55|
|What to do with a sick bird||96|
|Antibiotic versus probiotics||97|
|Causes of diseases||97|
|Chapter 12||Recommendations for breeding||125|
|Chapter 13||Birdhouse design||179|
|Birdhouse AVITOON from the author||179|