Exotic Pet Behavior – Birds, Reptiles, and Small Mammals Book PDF. This book is a result of that effort and includes information on chelon – ians, snakes, lizards, psittacines, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, gerbils, hamsters, chinchillas, fennec foxes, hedgehogs, ferrets, sugar gliders, and short-tailed opossums.
Exotic Pet Behavior – Birds, Reptiles, and Small Mammals PDF
Each chapter includes social and antisocial behaviors, sensory behaviors, communication behaviors, elimination behaviors, eating behaviors, locomotor behaviors and activity, grooming behaviors, and reproductive behaviors. Medical implications of abnormal behaviors and pain-associated behaviors are also discussed.
In addition to coverage of all normal behavior patterns — sensory, communication, social and antisocial, reproductive, eating, and elimination — this resource helps you identify medical implications of abnormal behavior, pain-associated behaviors, and effects of captivity. Client education handouts provide important information about caring for a variety of avian and exotic pets.
- A user-friendly format includes bulleted lists indicating how normal and abnormal behavior applies to species kept in captivity.
- Includes coverage of all normal behavior patterns, including sensory, communication, social and antisocial, sexual, eating, and elimination.
- Client education handouts are a convenient resource for providing clients with important information about caring for their pets.
- Expert authors provide the most current information in the field of avian and exotic pet behavior.
Several chapters highlight how behavior is affected by captivity and hospitalization. Tables and sections provide practical and invaluable information for rabbits (litter training, behavioral enrichment, curbing negative behaviors, common postures and vocalizations, and tips for bonding), guinea pigs (common postures and vocalizations), ferrets (litter box tips, controlling biting behaviors, and environmental enrichment) and psittacines (species-speciﬁc behaviors). Client education handouts are included for the miscellaneous small mammals.