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Riassunto: During the past 29 years, author James McDonald has had the opportunity to visit some of the most successful bird farms from Florida to California and exchange ideas. As a bird wholesaler and owner of one of the largest bird breeding farms in the state of Texas, he had many opportunities to learn from other peoples’ mistakes as well as his own, and the designs included in How to Build Your Own Aviary, Cages, Nestboxes, Etc. and $ave A Bundle have proven track records. While the hobbyist raising a few birds may get by with doing things exactly like it was done 50 years ago, the bird breeders who wish to derive a profit from their bird breeding operations need the most up to date information that is available. Cage breeding has replaced colony breeding for many types of exotic birds. Bird watering equipment has dramatically improved. Convenience as well as the comfort of both the birds and yourself should be a factor in designing and equipping both commercial and hobbyist aviaries. By building your aviary correctly the first time, you will not only save money, but time as well.
This book was written as a practical guide for both the hobbyist and commercial breeders who want to save startup cost by building their own aviary and equipment. A great deal of money can be saved by doing it yourself. For example, the parakeet breeding cage described later in this book that holds two breeding pairs of birds, complete with tray, cost $10.20 to build. Manufactured cages of similar size and quality run from $50 to $70 each, plus freight. It doesn't take a mathematician to figure out that you can build 5 to 7 cages for the same price that you would pay for a single store bought cage. A little more math will reveal that if you build your own cages, you can probably save enough money to purchase top of the line breed stock to put in those cages and still have money left over, resulting in what would seem like getting your birds for free.
While there are some skills needed to build practically anything, you certainly don't need to be a construction engineer in order to build the things included in this book. Almost anyone with basic carpentry skills can build a suitable building that can be used for an aviary, and practically everyone can build the cages, nest boxes, etc. that are covered in this book. It's not even necessary to have a well-equipped home workshop. The things included in this book were built with hand tools and simple power tools such as a power saw, jigsaw, and drill.
The book is written in an easy to understand, reader-friendly style and includes over 200 step-by-step actual photos, 3-D drawings and illustrations that will guide you through every step of the process. The large 8 1/2" x 11" sized format makes reading and following instructions easy on the readers eyes.
L'autore: James McDonald is a recognized authority with over 29 years of experience in the field of exotic birds and animals. Not only has he been successful in breeding many different types of exotic birds and animals, he also built a very profitable nationwide wholesale distributorship of exotic birds, having sold approximately one million birds before retirement from the business in 2000. He has given lectures on breeding and raising exotic birds to veterinary classes at Texas A&M University and has spoken at numerous seminars and events throughout the country, including symposiums at such places as Purdue University. In addition to the many articles that James has authored on exotic birds, he has also been featured in newspaper articles, magazines, television programs, and news programs featuring the exotic bird business.
Through the years he has helped many people in his local area start their own successful backyard business breeding small pet birds, both as hobbyist as well as on a commercial scale. Recognizing that others throughout the country would enjoy breeding these fascinating birds, James wrote The Complete Guide To Raising Pet Birds For Profit-The Greatest Backyard Business Ever (2003). Realizing how much he enjoyed the business, James has gotten back into the bird business, concentrating on helping others to acquire the finest in breeder-quality birds.
Titolo: How to Build Your Own Aviary, Cages, ...
Casa editrice: Brentwood House Publishing
Data di pubblicazione: 2004
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Brentwood House Publishing, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020974390410
Descrizione libro Brentwood House Publishing, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110974390410