A Guide to Australian Geckos & Pygopods
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. 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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