Behavior of Exotic Pets

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Behavior 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

«In this guide to the behavior of various exotic pets, specific chapters address a species or group of species in detail and the final chapters are a concise overview of learning theory, behavioral pharmacology, and exotic pet welfare. This is a great reference for exotic animal practitioners wishing to learn more about the species-typical behaviors of their patients and methods to prevent and treat common behavior problems.This is a valuable addition to the library of any exotic animal veterinarian or any individual who is interested in the behavior of exotic pets. It is the first book of its kind written by behavior experts with experience treating exotic species.» (Doody’s Book Review, 2011)

«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)

  • The first and only book on exotic pet behavior written by behaviorists.
  • Covers the normal behavior of a wide range of exotic pet species, as well as common behavioral problems and how to treat and manage them.
  • Includes separate chapters on learning, welfare and behavioral pharmacology, all with practical application for those treating or caring for exotic pets.


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