Exotic Pet Behavior
The subtitle of this book, Birds, Reptiles, and Small Mammals, already makes clear which groups of animals are addressed in this book. All normal behavior patterns are covered- sensory, communication, ....
social and antisocial, reproductive, eating, and elimination.
In addition the medical implications of abnormal behavior, pain-associated behaviors, and effects of captivity are addressed.
The book is written from a vet point of view: the text forms a foundation for treating a variety of avian and exotic species. Client education handouts provide important information about caring for these pets.
The format, which is quite user friendly, includes bulleted lists indicating how normal and abnormal behavior applies to species kept in captivity.
The following species are covered, each in a separate chapter: rabbits, birds, reptiles, ferrets, guinea pigs, small rodents and miscellaneous small mammals.
Exotic Pet Behavior, Birds, Reptiles, and Small Mammals
Teresa Bradley Bays, Teresa Lightfoot, Joerg Mayer