A Wildlife Educators Code of Ethics; Permits; Selecting a Bird for Education; Diet; Housing; Equipment; Maintenance Care; Medical Care; Training; Transporting Raptors; Recovering a Lost Bird.
Lori Arent is the Clinic Manager for The Raptor Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota where she oversees the care and rehabilitation of 750-800 raptors annually. A master falconer, she maintains memberships in several raptor and wildlife associations, and has published numerous papers and works on raptor care and management and avian physiology.
Designed for persons keeping captive raptors for program or
exhibit, this exceptionally complete and helpful reference contains
a wealth of essential information for expert and novice alike.
Raptors in Captivity - Guidelines for Care and Management
thoroughly explores such key topics as housing, diet, selection of
appropriate raptors, handling, medical care and permits. Lori
Arent, long the chief of raptor rehabilitation at the Raptor Center
of the University of Minnesota, focuses her extensive experience
and knowledge in a reader friendly way to provide people who keep
captive raptors for education purposes with an extraordinary
reference and set of guidelines on education raptor care and
maintenance. The book also contains detailed and comprehensive
tables and drawings, as well as many helpful pictures. Although
Raptors in Captivity is not primarily intended to provide guidance
for raptor rehabilitators or captive breeders, much of the
information in this book should be of much assistance in those
areas also. This book is an outstanding source of guidance in
maintaining captive raptors, and should be an invaluable tool for
every person interested in this area. --Raptor Conservancy of
Review by Kent Knowles, President, April 2008