with googlebookdownloader at 1800 resolution
Behavior of Exotic Pets Valarie V. Tynes (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-8138-0078-3 Paperback 248 pages August 2010, -
Behavior of Exotic Pets is the first book on the subject to be written by behavioral experts, all with a wealth of practical experience. The book is divided into chapters devoted to particular species or groups of species commonly kept as exotic pets. The normal behavior for each group of animals is explained, including reproduction, parenting, communication and social behavior. The animals' environmental needs based on their behavior are covered to enable owners to provide better husbandry and avoid potential behavioral problems. Descriptions of common behavioral problems are included, with practical recommendations for their treatment or management. This text is essential for any veterinary professional who would like to improve their knowledge of exotic animal behavior in order to provide enhanced treatment of their clients’ pets. It also serves as a valuable reference for animal behaviorists, veterinary students and anyone caring for these animals in captivity.
- Covers the full range of exotic pets, including some that aren't covered in any other texts, highlighting what is unique to each individual species.
- Practical consideration is given to issues like housing and handling of animals.
- Separate chapters on learning, welfare and behavioral pharmacology are also included, all with practical applications for those treating or caring for exotic pets.