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ABK A Guide To Australian Geckos & Pygopods In Captivity

ABK A Guide To Australian Geckos & Pygopods In Captivity
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A Guide To Australian Geckos & Pygopods In Captivity. Author Dr Danny Brown. This full colour, 352 page book provides detailed information on all aspects of captive husbandry relating to the most commonly kept species of Australian gecko and pygopod species including Bynoes and Desert Cave Geckoes, Dtellas and House Geckos, Giant Cave and Giant Tree Geckos, Knob-tailed Geckos, Leaf-tailed geckos, Spiny-tailed Geckos, Ring-tailed Geckos, Small Terrestrial Geckos, Thick-tailed Geckos, Velvet Geckos and the Pygopods including Delmas, Scaly-footed and Burtons Legless Lizards. The book is littered with full colour images showing all aspects of sexing, housing, breeding and general appearance of the species within each chapter using over 580 images from some of Australias finest reptile photographers, most unique to this book series. The book begins with a section on General Husbandry that covers Stock Selection, Handling and Hygiene, Transportation, Purchase Etiquette, Security and Safety, Quarantine, Indoor and Outdoor Enclosure Options, Enclosure Size, Compatibility, Ventilation, Substrate Choices, Hide Sites, Enclosure Enrichment, Heating, Lighting, Thermostats, Invertebrate and Vertebrate Food Items, Artificial Diets, Culturing Insect Foods, Dietary Supplements and Dealing with Feeding Problems. This is followed with a section on breeding that includes Visual Sexing Techniques, other Sexing Techniques including some revolutionary new methods, Courtship and Mating, Cooling and Separation, Reproductive Strategies, Caring for Gravid Females, Nest Facilities, Egg Management, Artificial Incubation Facilities and Regimes, Temperature Dependent Sex Determination and Hatchling Care. The final section in the Husbandry chapters is a comprehensive guide to common Diseases and Disorders of Geckos and Pygopods such as Nutritional, Parasitic, Skin, Nail, Eye, Respiratory, Traumatic, Reproductive and Oral disorders.

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