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Tony Silva NEWS: Breeding of Umbrella Cockatoos. PART II
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Tony Silva NEWS: Breeding of Umbrella Cockatoos. PART II

October 1st, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Read also the first part of this article: Tony Silva NEWS: Breeding of Umbrella Cockatoos. PART I a With cockatoos, I feel that intermittent interaction with its owner is better than a set daily schedule. The reason why I never...
Tony Silva NEWS: Breeding of Umbrella Cockatoos. PART I
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Tony Silva NEWS: Breeding of Umbrella Cockatoos. PART I

September 24th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Read also the second part of this article: Tony Silva NEWS: Breeding of Umbrella Cockatoos. PART II a It was 1976 when I first saw the species. In the quarantine of George Kroesen there were hundreds. The birds congregated in the...
Tony Silva NEWS: All about the parrot diet. PART II
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Tony Silva NEWS: All about the parrot diet. PART II

September 17th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Read also the first part of this article: Tony Silva NEWS: How should we feed our parrots? Are pellets all what they need? a For those hobbyists that feed seed diets, my recommendation is to offer as much variety as possible and...
Tony Silva NEWS: How should we feed our parrots? Are pellets all what they need? PART I
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Tony Silva NEWS: How should we feed our parrots? Are pellets all what they need? PART I

September 10th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
When I was a child, I was often told: You are what you eat. I hated vegetables and meat and favored, like every kid, sweets, cakes, pies and ice cream. We were always given a dessert but had to finish the food placed in front...
Tony Silva NEWS: Aviculture all over the world
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Tony Silva NEWS: Aviculture all over the world

June 22nd, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Aviculture has evolved fairly rapidly in the past decades. This is evident everywhere I travel. The level of success in breeding parrots has also spread across the globe. As I write these words I am returning from a visit with...
Tony Silva NEWS: Questions and answers. “If I rear a Sun Conure and a Green-cheeked Conure together, can I produce Sun-cheek Conures?”
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Tony Silva NEWS: Questions and answers. “If I rear a Sun Conure and a Green-cheeked Conure together, can I produce Sun-cheek Conures?”

June 4th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
QUESTION: If I rear a Sun Conure and a Green-cheeked Conure together, can I produce Sun-cheek Conures?   ANSWER: The answer is simple: No. Having an understanding of the name given to a species can certainly help understand...
Tony Silva NEWS: Questions and answers. “My macaws feed each other and mate, but they do not lay eggs.”
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Tony Silva NEWS: Questions and answers. “My macaws feed each other and mate, but they do not lay eggs.”

May 31st, 2015 | by Tony Silva
QUESTION: My macaws feed each other and mate, but they do not lay eggs. What tips can you give me to get them to breed? I usually question the writer as to how the birds are housed, what the nest dimensions are, how long have...
Tony Silva NEWS: Questions and answers. Why are my budgies still getting smaller and have poor reproduction results?
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Tony Silva NEWS: Questions and answers. Why are my budgies still getting smaller and have poor reproduction results?

May 25th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
During the past few months, I set aside several of the questions that I received via Facebook. These were questions that were valid and of interest to avicultural in general. I believe that answering them in this public forum...
Tony Silva NEWS: How to stimulate your parrots before the breeding season? PART II
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Tony Silva NEWS: How to stimulate your parrots before the breeding season? PART II

May 14th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Read also the first part of this article: Tony Silva NEWS: How to stimulate your parrots before the breeding season? a We also provide a sprouted seed mix. This includes mung and garbanzo beans, popcorn, lentils, various types of...
Tony Silva NEWS: How to stimulate your parrots before the breeding season?
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Tony Silva NEWS: How to stimulate your parrots before the breeding season?

May 7th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
My daily routine is always the same: I wake up, brush my teeth, make a cup of coffee and then read emails. Each day without failure I receive at least one email asking the same question: “Sir could you provide some tips for...

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