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A Guide to Australian Geckos and Pygopods in Captivity

Handbook / Manual

By: Danny Brown (Author)

Australian Birdkeeper / Reptile Publications

Paperback | Oct 2012 | #216767 | ISBN-13: 9780987244734
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About this book

Detailed information on all aspects of captive husbandry relating to the most commonly kept species of Australian gecko and pygopod species including individual chapters on Bynoe's and Desert Cave, Dtellas and House Geckos, Giant Cave and Giant Tree Geckos, Knob-tailed, Leaf-tailed, Spiny-tailed, Ring-tailed, Small Terrestrial, Thick-tailed and Velvet Geckos and the pygopods including Delma's, Scaly-footed and Burton's Legless Lizards.

General Husbandry chapters cover stock selection, handling and hygiene, transportation, 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.

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Dr Danny Brown is a reptile breeder and veterinarian from Queensland. Danny has maintained and bred over 170 species of Australian lizards. His special passion is geckos, although he still maintains some pygopods and skinks. Danny also has an interest in native finches, softbills and waterfowl, native invertebrates and Asian longtail chicken breeds and he has a collection of over 1000 animals under his care.