This text provides a strong foundation for treating a variety of avian and exotic species. Key topics include normal and abnormal behavior and behavioral modification. Each chapter addresses normal behavior in captivity, medical implications of abnormal behavior, pain associated behaviors, and how behavior relates to captivity. The book also includes client education handouts and suggested readings.
- 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.
Table of Contents
5. Guinea Pigs
6. Small Rodents
7. Miscellaneous Small Mammals
By Teresa Bradley Bays, DVM; Teresa Lightfoot, D.V.M.; and Joerg Mayer, Dr.med.vet.,M.Sc., Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Exotics Clinical Services, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University