By Teresa Bradley Bays DVM, Teresa L. Lightfoot D.V.M., Joerg Mayer Dr.med.vet. M.Sc. Dip. ABVP (exotic companion mammal) DECZM (small mammal)

ISBN-10: 1416000097

ISBN-13: 9781416000099

This article presents a powerful origin for treating numerous avian and unique species. Key subject matters comprise general and irregular habit and behavioral amendment. each one bankruptcy addresses common habit in captivity, scientific implications of irregular habit, soreness linked behaviors, and the way habit pertains to captivity. The publication additionally comprises patron schooling handouts and advised readings. * A trouble-free structure contains bulleted lists indicating how general and irregular habit applies to species saved in captivity. * comprises assurance of all general habit styles, together with sensory, verbal exchange, social and delinquent, sexual, consuming, and removal. * customer schooling handouts are a handy source for supplying consumers with vital information regarding taking care of their pets. * specialist authors give you the most modern info within the box of avian and unique puppy habit.

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This behavior is also seen in domesticated rabbits, which tend to deposit urine and feces in the same place in their enclosures. This makes it possible to litter box train them (Box 1-3). Rabbits may litter train easily 1 22 BOX 1-3 Exotic Pet Behavior Litter Box Training Suggestions for Rabbits w Begin by confining the rabbit to a small area such as the cage, a fenced-off pen, or a bathroom. As a “denning” species, rabbits prefer not to soil in the areas in which they eat or sleep. w Offer several large litter boxes with absorbent compressed newspaper pellet litter or newspaper fiber litter.

2. Antinoff N: Physical examination and preventative care of rabbits. In Veterinary Clinics of North America, Exotic Animal Practice—Physical examination and preventative medicine, Philadelphia, Saunders, 1999. 3. Bausman V: Environmental enrichment for laboratory rodents and rabbits: requirements of rodents, rabbits, and research, ILAR J 46(2):162-170, 2005. 4. Bautista A, Drummond H, Martinez-Gomez M, et al: Thermal benefit of sibling presence in the newborn rabbit, Dev Psychobiol 43(3):208-215, 2003.

Renal failure can be a common presentation in very young rabbits and as rabbits get older. Clinical signs in older rabbits may include lethargy, depression, anorexia, polyuria, polydipsia, and urine scalding. If diagnosed early, rabbits may respond to supportive care and subcutaneous fluids. Grass hay and greens should be increased, and the amount of pellets offered should be decreased. Synthetic erythropoietin can be administered if anemia is present in rabbits with chronic renal failure. Polyuria, polydipsia, inappropriate urination, perineal urine scalding, hematuria, stranguria, pollakiuria, hunched posture, and bruxism may be evidence of urinary tract infection or disease.

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Exotic Pet Behavior: Birds, Reptiles, and Small Mammals by Teresa Bradley Bays DVM, Teresa L. Lightfoot D.V.M., Joerg Mayer Dr.med.vet. M.Sc. Dip. ABVP (exotic companion mammal) DECZM (small mammal)


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