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CONTENTS

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Part I

Part I covers information needed to help you determine your goals.What birds to breed, the different ways you may choose to market them, based on the amount of time you wantto devote to the business as well as your financial goals.


INTRODUCTION ...........................................Page 13

Chapter 1
RAISING EXOTIC BIRDS FOR PROFIT .................Page 17
Two “American Dream” stories you simply must read…
Pet Industry Facts… So Why Choose Birds?

Chapter 2
WHY START WITH PARAKEETS, COCKATIELS,
LOVEBIRDS OR ZEBRA FINCHES ........................Page 27

Chapter 3
CAN I MAKE A PROFIT BREEDING BIRDS .............Page 35
Parakeets….Cockatiels….Lovebirds…..Zebra Finches
Gives details on what income you can expect to make breeding these different types of birds. Includes different tables showing average offspring produced yearly and average prices to enable you to determine the size breeding operation that you will need to meet your financial goals.

Chapter 4
DIFFERENT WAYS IN WHICH
TO MARKET YOUR BIRDS .................................Page 47
Completely covers the 5 most powerful ways to market your birds once you have birds for sale.

Part II

Part II is written for the person who wishes to build a profitable wholesale/distributorship of pet birds.
Very inclusive information.


Chapter 5 ...................................................Page 57
BECOMING A WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTOR OF PET BIRDS
Complete details on what to do to become a wholesale distributor of pet birds, and how to do it.

Chapter 6
HOW TO BUILD YOUR MARKETS
AND YOUR CUSTOMER BASE ............................Page 63
Complete details and guidance on how to build your markets in order to build a powerful and profitable
wholesale distributorship of pet birds. Shows you where the strongest markets are located and how to tap them when you have birds for sale.

Chapter 7
GETTING STARTED BUYING BIRDS -
THE NEED FOR A WAREHOUSE .........................Page 77
Grading and Sorting…. Shipping Your Birds…. Shipping Crates…. Shipping Requirements…. Shipping C.O.D. vs. Open Account…. The Delivery Van or Truck

Part III

Part III completely covers the different breeding techniques of the four most popular types of pet birds. Includes essential elements that are proven to greatly increase annual production, thus increasing net income.

Chapter 8
BREEDING BIRDS ..........................................Page 105
Colony Breeding vs. Cage Breeding…. Housing Requirements…. Climate Control and Ventilation…. Lighting Requirements…. Rodents…. Nutrition…. Labels on Feed Mixes…. Supplements to the Diet…. Acquiring Your Breeding Stock

Chapter 9
BREEDING PARAKEETS ..................................Page 139
Breeding Parakeets in Colonies….Parakeet Nestboxes…. Feeding and Watering Parakeets…. Breeding Age of Parakeets…. Determining the Age of Parakeets…. Sexing Parakeets…. Putting Your Parakeets To Work…. Working Your Nestboxes…. Resting Your Birds….

Cage Breeding Parakeets….The Cage Breeding Unit…. Feeding…. Breeding Age of Birds in Cages…. Putting Your Birds to Work In Cages…. Working Your Nestboxes in Cage Breeding…. Resting Your Birds in Cage Breeding

Chapter 10
BREEDING COCKATIELS .................................Page 161
Breeding Cockatiels in Colonies…. Cockatiel Nestboxes…. Feeding and Watering Cockatiels…. Breeding Age of Cockatiels…. Sexing Your Cockatiels…. Determining the Age of Cockatiels…. Putting Your Cockatiels to Work…. Working Your Nestboxes…. Resting Your Birds

Cage Breeding Cockatiels….The Cage Breeding Unit…. Feeding…. Breeding Age of Cockatiels in Cages…. Putting Your Birds to Work in Cages…. Working Your Nestboxes in Cage Breeding…. Resting Your Birds In Cage Breeding

Chapter 11
BREEDING LOVEBIRDS ...................................Page 183
Breeding Lovebirds in Colonies….Lovebird Nestboxes…. Feeding and Watering Lovebirds…. Breeding Age of Lovebirds…. Sexing Your Lovebirds…. Determining the Age of Lovebirds…. Putting Your Lovebirds to Work…. Working Your Nestboxes…. Resting Your Lovebirds.

Cage Breeding Lovebirds….The Cage Breeding Unit…. Feeding…. Breeding Age of Lovebirds in Cages…. Putting Your Birds to Work in Cages…. Working Your Nestboxes in Cages…. Resting your Lovebirds in Cages.

Chapter 12
BREEDING ZEBRA FINCHES .............................Page 199
Breeding Zebra Finches in Colonies….Zebra Finch Nestboxes…. Feeding and Watering Zebra Finches…. Breeding Age of Zebra Finches…. Sexing Zebra Finches…. Determining the Age of Zebra Finches…. Putting Your Zebra Finches to Work…. Working Your Nestboxes…. Resting Your Birds.

Cage Breeding Zebra Finches

Chapter 13
HEALTH PROBLEMS .......................................Page 213
Common Problems You May Encounter
Egg Binding…. Molting…. French Molt…. Diarrhea…. Overgrown or Deformed Beaks…. Overgrown Nails…. External Parasites…. Internal Parasites

Chapter 14
MANAGING AND UPGRADING YOUR BIRDS ..........Page 223

Chapter 15
DECISION TIME ...........................................Page 229
Not The Ending, But The Beginning

APPENDIX ..................................................Page 231

 
     

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