This experiential-based course is intended to assist you in developing knowledge and abilities to be a knowledgeable and effective bird keeper, regardless of whether you are an enthusiast for bird keeping or looking to pursue a career in the bird industry.
You will finish predetermined tasks and projects, allowing you to become acquainted with the breadth of the bird industry and the services offered.
This course will provide you the knowledge to pick the best birds for you and how to care for them if you’re thinking of keeping a bird as a pet or as a pastime. This training will help you prove your proficiency working with birds and unwavering understanding of the business if you’re looking for employment.
There are 8 lessons in this course:
- Scope and Nature of Bird Care
- Bird types
- Choosing a bird
- Commonly kept birds
- Housing Birds
- Minimum requirements for keeping birds
- Water, feeding and stimulation equipment
- Feed and Nutrition
- Feed and feeding
- Nutritional requirements
- Health Management
- Caring for the sick bird
- Safety on the home
- Common ailments
- Bird Behaviour and Training
- Bird Behaviour
- Training Birds
- Sexing and De-sexing
- Neo-natal care
- Working in the Bird Industry
- Pet trade and breeding
- Avian health
- Pigeon racing
- Zoos and Wildlife Parks
- Avian tourism
- Farming birds for meat, eggs, feathers or oils
- Birds for pest control
- Bird fertilizer -manure
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school’s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
- Develop networking with other aviculture professionals and talk about the nature and scope of the industry.
- Select the best bird species to keep for each purpose.
should take into account and select suitable housing for a variety of different kinds of caged birds.
- Describe the nutritional needs of a variety of caged birds.
- Discuss management strategies for a variety of bird species’ health.
- Recognize the behavioural characteristics of any birds you keep, comprehend how to handle and react to those characteristics, and, if desired, train the birds you retain.
control the breeding of several bird species.
- Find employment opportunities in the aviculture sector.
WHAT ENTAILS BIRD KEEPING?
Birds come in a countless number of types. Their sizes range from enormous ostriches and emus to diminutive wrens and finches. Birds can be pinioned (permanent surgical clipping of the main and secondary flight feathers) in the free-range system to stop them from flying, though this is against the law in some places. When given access to a wide area of deep water and numerous islands on which to roost and lay their eggs, waterfowl are typically the only birds that are pinioned.
To keep them from escaping, a variety of aviaries display eagles, cockatoos, parrots, lorikeets, pigeons, etc. As a result, kids need to be shielded from as many negative external influences as possible:
- diseases brought into the aviary by wild birds landing there
- Predators like Carpet Snakes, Rodents, Butcher Birds, and other creatures that land on aviaries can introduce internal and external parasites.
- elements including wind, sun, cold, and rain.
More than one species may be displayed in each aviary as long as the species are compatible, and the aviary must closely imitate the natural habitat. For instance, placing little birds in an aviary alongside birds of prey is not a good idea.
Birds have historically been housed in both small inside cages and bigger outdoor cages.
In various nations, the acceptance of small indoor caged birds has decreased because of:
- Psittacosis is an avian virus that can spread from birds to humans through the air and cause pneumonia in humans.
- Concern for the well-being of birds who are unable to fly as they would in the wild.
Nevertheless, small cages are still very popular in many places.
The most popular caged birds include:
- Small Parrots
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
Learning how to raise birds may be nothing more than the pursuit of a lifelong love for some people, but for others, it may be about expanding their employment or business options. Anyone working in any of the following scenarios can greatly benefit from having bird-keeping skills:
- Pet Shops
- Bird Farmers
- Zoos and Wildlife Parks
- Animal Shelters
- Veterinary Practices