Animal Welfare

The Welfare of Domestic Fowl and Other Captive Birds

Editors: Duncan, Ian J. H., Hawkins, Penny (Eds.)

  • Details appropriate living conditions for captive wild and domesticated birds
  • Offers instructions on how to manage captive birds in order to maximize their welfare
  • Describes the effects of human-bird interactions on the birds’ behavior and welfare
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About this book

This book describes the welfare implications of keeping wild and domesticated birds in captivity. The environmental and social requirements of various avian species are discussed and suggestions made for appropriate housing and management techniques. Particular attention is paid to human-bird interactions and their impact on the behaviour and welfare of the birds involved. Training methods for companion birds are also described. Possible future trends in keeping birds in captivity are discussed in relation to evolving laws and codes for both wild and domesticated birds and in the light of developing ethical attitudes to animals.

The book will be invaluable to all those who keep birds including poultry farmers, pet owners, and managers and caretakers of birds kept in laboratories, zoos, wildlife aviaries, and rehabilitation centres. It will also be of great interest to poultry production, zoology, wildlife and veterinary students.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cooper, John E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Human–Bird Interactions

    Anderson, Patricia K.

    Pages 17-51

  • The Welfare Implications of Housing Captive Wild and Domesticated Birds

    Hawkins, Penny

    Pages 53-102

  • Training Companion Birds

    Glendell, Greg

    Pages 103-113

  • The Welfare of Captive Birds in the Future

    Girling, Simon J.

    Pages 115-133

Buy this book

eBook $199.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3650-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3649-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3169-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Welfare of Domestic Fowl and Other Captive Birds
Editors
  • Ian J. H. Duncan
  • Penny Hawkins
Series Title
Animal Welfare
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3650-6
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3650-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3649-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3169-1
Series ISSN
1572-7408
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 298
Topics