Biology, Medicine, and Surgery of South American Wild by Murray E. Fowler, Zalmir S. Cubas

By Murray E. Fowler, Zalmir S. Cubas

Univ. of California, Davis. good points large tables, continent-specific department of amphibians, birds, reptiles, and mammals prepared by means of order, family members, and genus. themes contain conservation efforts, ailments in free-ranging populations, and administration of animals maintained in captivity. comprises an appendix on drug dosages utilized in avian medication. considerable halftone illustrations.

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Dimensions of the terrarium will depend on the number and size of specimens to be housed. De Vosjoli5 suggests that the terrarium must have a length of at least four times the total length of the largest lizard and a width of at least one-and-one-half times that measurement. In many circumstances he recommends larger terrariums. He also recommends that the sum of the total lengths of all specimens to be housed must be less than three-fourths of the length of the terrarium. Many lizards may show territorial aggression and should be kept in large terrariums and at low densities.

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