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    DescriptionBehavior of Exotic Pets is the first book on the subject to be written by behavioral experts, all with a wealth of practical experience. Divided into species-specific chapters, the book explains the normal behavior for each group of animals, including reproduction, parenting, communication and social behavior. The book also addresses animals' environmental needs based on their behavior to enable owners to provide better husbandry and avoid potential 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. It also serves as a valuable reference for animal behaviorists, exotic animal veterinarians, veterinary students, and anyone caring for these animals in captivity. Key features: The first and only book on exotic pet behavior written by behaviorists Covers a wide range of exotic pet species Discusses methods for treating and managing common behavioral problems Offers practical advice on topics such as housing and handling of animals Includes separate chapters on learning, welfare, and behavioral pharmacology


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    Title
    Behavior of Exotic Pets
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Valarie V. Tynes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 218 mm
    Height: 274 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 780 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780813800783
    ISBN 10: 0813800781
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COU
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.7
    Ingram Subject Code: PT
    Libri: I-PT
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 510
    DC22: 636.0887
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
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    BISAC V2.8: PET000000
    DC22: 636.088/7
    BISAC V2.8: MED089000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26980
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    DC22: 636.089
    BIC subject category V2: MZG
    BISAC V2.8: MED089030
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    LC classification: SF997.5.E95 B44 2010
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    Thema V1.0: MZG, MZC
    Publisher
    Iowa State University Press
    Imprint name
    Iowa State University Press
    Publication date
    07 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Arnes, AI
    Author Information
    Valarie V. Tynes DVM, Dipl. ACVB, is an Animal Behavior Consultant based in Texas. She gained her Board Certification from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 2003 following a three year residency at the University of California Davis. She previously practiced small and exotic animal medicine for almost 15 years before specializing. Valarie frequently speaks at veterinary continuing education courses and writes for several different veterinary journals. Her particular area of interest is exotic animals.
    Review quote
    "For veterinary professionals, animal behaviorists, students, and those caring for animals in captivity, Tynes, an animal behavior consultant who previously practiced small and exotic animal medicine, compiles 20 chapters that discuss the behavior of 17 species and groups of exotic pets, including snakes, parrots, lizards, ferrets, rabbits, rats, gerbils, chinchillas, prairie dogs, South American camelids, hedgehogs, and sugar gliders. Veterinary specialists from the US, Argentina, the UK, and Canada address their normal behavior, including reproduction, parenting, diet, communication, and social behavior; environmental needs based on their behavior; and common problems and recommendations for management." (SciTech Book News, December 2010)
    Back cover copy
    "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.Key features: 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.
    Table of contents
    Contributors vii Foreword ix Acknowledgments xii Dedication xiii Chapter 1 Psittacines 1 Lynn M. Seibert and Wailani Sung Chapter 2 Passerines 12 Wailani Sung Chapter 3 Snakes 21 Heather Mohan-Gibbons and Paul Raiti Chapter 4 Turtles, tortoises, and terrapins 33 Heather Mohan-Gibbons and Terry Norton Chapter 5 Lizards 44 Paul M. Gibbons and Heather Mohan-Gibbons Chapter 6 Ferrets 59 Megan J. Bulloch and Valarie V. Tynes Chapter 7 Rabbits 69 Sharon L. Crowell-Davis Chapter 8 Guinea pigs 78 YeunShin Lee Chapter 9 The mouse 91 Naomi Latham Chapter 10 Rats 104 Anne Fullerton Hanson and Manuel Berdoy Chapter 11 Gerbils 117 A. Dawn Faircloth Parker and Valarie V. Tynes Chapter 12 Hamsters 127 Julia Albright and Ricardo de Matos Chapter 13 Chinchillas 138 Jennifer L. Sobie Chapter 14 Prairie dogs 148 Debra M. Shier Chapter 15 South American camelids 157 Marcelo Alfredo Aba, Carolina Bianchi, and Veronica Cavilla Chapter 16 Hedgehogs 168 Valarie V. Tynes Chapter 17 Sugar gliders 181 Jennifer L. Sobie Chapter 18 From parrots to pigs to pythons: Universal principles and procedures of learning 190 Susan G. Friedman and Lore I. Haug Chapter 19 Behavioral pharmacology in exotic pets 206 Lynne M. Seibert Chapter 20 Welfare of exotic animals in captivity 215 Paul E. Honess and Sarah E. Wolfensohn Index 225