Health and Welfare of Captive Reptiles

This extensively revised and expanded new edition offers concepts, principles and applied information that relates to the wellbeing of reptiles. As a manual on health and welfare in a similar vein to volumes addressing the sciences of anatomy, behaviour or psychology, this book thoroughly examines t...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Warwick, Clifford (Editor), Arena, Phillip C. (Editor), Burghardt, Gordon M. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2023, 2023
Edition:2nd ed. 2023
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Physiology and Functional Anatomy
  • Chapter 3. Sensory Systems
  • Chapter 4. Biology of Stress
  • Chapter 5. Normal Behaviour
  • Chapter 6. Social Behaviour as a Challenge for Welfare
  • Chapter 7. Brains, Behaviour, and Cognition: Multiple Misconceptions
  • Chapter 8. Psychological and Behavioural Principles and Problems
  • Chapter 9. Effects of Ontogeny, Rearing Conditions, and Individual Differences on Behaviour: Welfare, Conservation, and Invasive Species Implications
  • Chapter 10. Controlled Deprivation and Enrichment
  • Chapter 11. Effects of Noise and Light
  • Chapter 12. Ethologically Informed Design and DEEP Ethology in Theory and Practice
  • Chapter 13. Spatial and Thermal Factors
  • Chapter 14. Nutritional Considerations
  • Chapter 15. Naturalistic Versus Unnaturalistic Environments
  • Chapter 16. Evidential Thresholds for Species Suitability in Captivity
  • Chapter 17. Record Keeping as an Aid to Captive Care
  • Chapter 18. Arbitrary Husbandry Practices and Misconceptions
  • Chapter 19. Miscellaneous Factors