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A Guide to Australian Snakes in Captivity: Elapids and Colubrids

Handbook / ManualOut of Print

By: Scott Eipper(Author)

280 pages, colour photos

Australian Birdkeeper / Reptile Publications

Paperback | Oct 2012 | #216769 | ISBN-13: 9780987244789
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About this book

Detailed information on all aspects of captive husbandry including individual chapters on the 32 most commonly kept Australian Elapid and Colubrid snakes. General management chapters include the different snake families, pet qualities, selection, handling – equipment and methods and transportation, social behaviour, characteristics and habits, housing enclosures, temperature and thermoregulation, lighting, ventilation, humidity, substrates, water requirements, feeding and nutrition, Breeding chapters discuss sexing, cues, methods, mating and courtship, care of gravid females, egg-laying and birth, incubation and neonate care. Complete with a comprehensive health and disease chapter.

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Scott Eipper has been involved with reptiles and amphibians since childhood. He has a diverse interest in herpetofauna and is active in field research and collection. Scott has written a number of papers and articles and educates the general public through wildlife demonstrations.

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