Guide to Australian Monitors in Captivity
This full colour, 264 page book provides detailed information on all aspects of captive husbandry relating to the most commonly kept species of Australian monitor species including Large Terrestrial and Arboreal Monitors, Rock Monitors, Small Terrestrial Monitors, Small and Medium Arboreal Monitors and Water Monitors. The book is littered with full colour images showing all aspects of sexing, housing, breeding and general appearance of the species within each chapter using over 400 images from some of Australia's finest reptile photographers, most unique to this book series. The book begins with a section on General Husbandry that covers Stock Selection, Handling and Hygiene, Transportation, Purchase Etiquette, Security and Safety, Quarantine, Indoor and Outdoor Enclosure Options, Enclosure size, Compatibility, Ventilation, Substrate Choices, Hide Sites, Enclosure Enrichment, Heating, Lighting, Thermostats, Invertebrate and Vertebrate Food Items, Artificial Diets, Culturing Insect Foods, Dietary Supplements and Dealing with Feeding Problems. This is followed with a section on breeding that includes Visual Sexing Techniques, other Sexing Techniques including some revolutionary new methods, Courtship and Mating, Cooling and Separation, Reproductive Strategies, Caring for Gravid Females, Nest Facilities, Egg Management, Artificial Incubation Facilities and Regimes and Hatchling Care. The final section in the Husbandry chapters is a comprehensive guide to common Diseases and Disorders of Monitors such as Nutritional, Parasitic, Skin, Nail, Eye, Respiratory, Traumatic, Reproductive and Oral Disorders. This is completed with a guide to Administration of Medications and Making the most of your Reptile Veterinarian.
Size: 264 pages. Softback