Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management

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Csiro Publishing, 2003 - Nature - 524 pages
This work includes a review of the biology of each group in the wild with the information being taken to increase the understanding and husbandry standard in captivity. It gives practical guidance for keeping native mammals in captivity, with each chapter containing information on the biology, housing, capture and restraint, transport, diet, behaviour, behavioural enrichment, breeding, and artificial rearing of each group of mammals.
 

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Contents

Platypus
1
4
5
Feeding requirements
8
Breeding
10
Health requirements
11
Behaviour
19
2
33
General husbandry
36
9
178
Housing requirements
185
Behaviour
193
8
205
Macropods
245
Housing requirements
251
Feeding requirements
259
Breeding
336

Artificial rearing
47
3
53
Housing requirements
59
Handling and transport
68
Behaviour
74
Breeding
81
34
82
Artifi
93
Numbats
99
Artificial rearing
116
5
127
2
138
8
144
6
145
Koalas
153
34
174
Artificial rearing
342
Acknowledgments
350
Wombats
351
34
356
Handling and transport
360
Breeding
399
354
425
145
437
356
446
147
447
172
455
178
493
361
507
184
514
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Jackson is of Liverpool John Moores University.

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