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Raptors in Captivity: Guidelines to Care and Management

by Lori Arent

 

2007

304 pp.

$47.00

Table of Contents 

List of Figures

List of Tables

Preface

Acknowledgements

A Wildlife Educator's Code of Ethics


Chapter 1: Permits 

Federal Permits
State Permits
Permit Limitations
Other Considerations
Record Keeping
Permit Display
Liability/Insurance
Summary 


Chapter 2: Selecting a Bird for Education 

Important Considerations
Species Accounts
Summary
Suggested Readings 


Chapter 3: Diet 

What to Feed
How Much to Feed
Where to Obtain Food
How to Store Food
How to Feed
Where to Feed
When to Feed
Water
The Reluctant Eater
Record Keeping
Summary
Suggested Readings 


Chapter 4: Housing 

Location
Enclosure Security
Structure
Predator Control
Furniture
Customizing Enclosures
Tethering
Enrichment
Sanitation
Common Injuries Associated With Inadequate Housing
Summary
Suggested Readings 


Chapter 5: Equipment 

Types of Equipment
Making and Attaching Equipment
Sensitive Species
Equipment for Birds Trained for Program Use
Summary
Suggested Readings 


Chapter 6: Maintenance Care 

Record Keeping
General Comments
Handling Equipment
Handling a Bird for Maintenance or Physical Exams
The Maintenance Exam
Summary
Suggested Readings 


Chapter 7: Medical Care 

Diseases
Management-Related Injuries and Illnesses
Nutritional Disorders
Parasite Infections
Summary
Suggested Readings 


Chapter 8: Training 

Training Goals
Preparation
Your Bird Arrives: What Do You Do?
Communication
Training Methods
Training the Trainer
Training the Raptor
Common Training Mishaps
Top Training Tips
Summary
Suggested Reading
Suggested Videos 


Chapter 9: Transporting Raptors 

Carrier Features
Carrier Options
Crate Training
Travel Hazards to Avoid
Travel Tips
Summary
Suggested Readings 


Chapter 10: Recovering a Lost Bird 

Retrieving a Bird That Is Loose in a Building
Locating a Lost Bird
Recovering a Raptor
Summary
Suggested Readings 


Appendix A: Federal and State Wildlife Permit Offices 

Federal Wildlife Offices 
State Wildlife Permit Offices 


Appendix B: Food and Supplement Suppliers 

Food Suppliers
Vitamin Supplements 


Appendix C: Raptor Housing 


Appendix D: Handling and Training Supplies 

Equipment and Supply Catalogs
Specialty Suppliers 


Appendix E: Maintenance and Medical Supplies 

Bandaging Materials
Beak and Talon Care
Control of Ectoparasites
Emergency Kit
Fluids
Foot Care
Weight Determination
Wound Care 


Glossary 

Index