Presentation on theme: "Keeping, Breeding & Hand-Rearing the Forest Red-Tail Black Cockatoo Calyptrohyncus Banksii Naso By Geoff DCruz."— Presentation transcript:
Keeping, Breeding & Hand-Rearing the Forest Red-Tail Black Cockatoo Calyptrohyncus Banksii Naso By Geoff DCruz
Background ~ Geoff DCruz Geoff was born in India and from age 4 has always had a love of birds and after having worked as a social worker and a human resource management consultant for 16 years, he chose to revert to his childhood love...the love of birds.
Westy: Geoffs very first Naso hatched July 1995, who started his passion for this stunning species. Jarrah: Westys mate who is a real show pony.
Jackson: Cocos mate who just likes to muck around, but does the deed. Coco: The most casual but reliable Mum.
Gumnut: Also Westys offspring and baby of the flock Gumnut: Also Westys offspring and baby of the flock. Nero: One of Cocos many chicks.
Getting Started ~ The Naso Westy brought to Birds n All for sale Intimidating but lovable New owner found for Westy, ME - to this very day!! Much persistence with CALM resulted in the birds being registered as Nasos (manually of course!) All birds (2 breeding pairs, hand reared)
Housing, Diet & Care Housing: Aviary construction 4mm gauge wire essential Minimum dimensions 4 metres long x 2.4 height and 2 metres wide. Perches extremely hard wood – minimum 15 cm diameter at both ends of aviary. Nest log: approximately 700mm deep x 500 wide with nesting substrate comprising crushed termite mound and wood chips.
Housing, Diet & Care Diet: Cockatoo mix: comprising grey striped sunflower, black sunflower, hulled oats, plain canary, blanched peanuts & white millet. Soft mix: sprouted mung beans, sunflower and a good quality pigeon mix which is soaked overnight. Nuts: almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts, peanuts & gum nuts when available. Bird muffins: a variety of natural, wholesome ingredients, combined with eggs, including shell and baked to perfection (YUMMY).
Housing, Diet & Care Care: Water changed daily Wormed at least once each year Good aviary hygiene maintained Good record keeping maintained
Parent Reared Naso ~ Parents ~ Jackson & Coco
Parent Reared Naso ~ Parents ~ Coco & Jackson
Parent Reared Naso ~ Stages of Development Parent Raised Bird Day 1: Hatched
Week 1 Parent Reared Naso ~ Stages of Development
Week 2 Note black spots appearing on the skin – development of feathers Parent Reared Naso ~ Stages of Development
Week 3 Eyes open and feather protruding through skin Parent Reared Naso ~ Stages of Development
Week 4 Note feather development and pattern
Week 5 : Note absence of down and presence of down in nest Parent Reared Naso ~ Stages of Development
Week 6: Note absence of down and sheen of feathers Parent Reared Naso ~ Stages of Development
Week 7 Parent Reared Naso ~ Stages of Development
Weeks 9 & 10 Parent Reared Naso ~ Stages of Development
Week 11: What a gorgeous looking chick!! Parent Reared Naso ~ Stages of Development
Hand Reared Naso ~ Cock Jackson
Hand Rearing the Naso ~ Knowledge from others Know how Books Notes Contact with others that have done it before A good avian vet