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What are some good books about parakeet breeding for beginners?

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Good books about parakeet breeding include "The Complete Book of Parakeet Care," "A Guide to Asiatic Parrots: Their Mutations, Care & Breeding (Revised Edition)," "A Guide to Neophema & Psephotus Grass Parrots: Their Mutations, Care & Breeding (Revised Edition)," and "A Guide to Australian Long & Broad-Tailed Parrots and New Zealand Kakarikis: Their Management, Care & Breeding." As opinions change with time regarding proper care for parakeets, it is important to read the latest edition of any books listed.

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"The Complete Book of Parakeet Care" was written by Annette Wolter and Monika Wegler. Of its 11 chapters, three of them deal specifically with breeding. With in-depth text and 160 color photos, this book covers a wide range of topics concerning caring for parakeets. It was published in 1993 by Barron's Educational Series.

"A Guide to Asiatic Parrots: Their Mutations, Care & Breeding (Revised Edition)" was written by Syd Smith and Jack Smith. This 88-page paperback is separated into chapters based on each of the Asiatic parakeet species it covers. Within each chapter, breeding information can be found along with other details about the healthy upbringing of each species.

"A Guide to Neophema & Psephotus Grass Parrots: Their Mutations, Care & Breeding (Revised Edition)" was written by Toby Martin. With details on breeding for 13 species of parakeets, this book covers a gamut of breeding information including photos of new mutations.

"A Guide to Australian Long & Broad-Tailed Parrots and New Zealand Kakarikis: Their Management, Care & Breeding," written by Kevin Wilson, covers 12 different species of parakeets using a combination of text and color photos. In addition to general breeding information, it also contains details about disease management and handrearing.

These last three books were published by Avian Publications in 1998, 1997 and 1990 respectively.

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