264 pages, colour photos
Detailed information on all aspects of captive husbandry relating to the most commonly kept species of Australian monitor species including individual chapters on Large Terrestrial and Arboreal Monitors, Rock, Small Terrestrial, Small and Medium Arboreal and Water Monitors.
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.
Breeding chapters include 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. Complete with a comprehensive health and disease chapter.
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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.