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Fulfil your desire to learn! Expand on your current knowledge of rabbits and rodents!

This ebook is designed for anyone working with or owning animals – it will solidify your current knowledge, dispel any myths and introduce you to very interesting facts about some of our most commonly found small mammals.

Do you work with these wonderful small mammals?  Are you a pet breeder? Maybe you’re an animal rescue worker? A pet owner? Or an exotic animal lover?  An animal health professional? A zookeeper or wildlife carer?

Are you interested in animal health care? Animal enrichment and housing? Animal breeding? Animal anatomy and physiology? Animal feeding?

The information found in this book ranges from specific species and breeds information to practical advice and hands-on tips on how to care effectively for these creatures.

Launch yourself into the world of rabbits, rodents and their relatives.

 

Pages: 91

Pictures: 34
ISBN: 978-0-9954356-2-9

 

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO RODENTS AND LAGOMORPHS

Introduction
Rodents
Lagomorphs
How They Are Classified By Scientists
Classification of Grandorder Glires


CHAPTER 2 ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR

Introduction 
Modifications to the Jaw and Teeth
Integumentary System and External Features 
Limbs
Tail
Gait
Musculoskeletal System
Endocrine and Exocrine System
Digestive System 
Circulatory and Respiratory System
Sense Organs 
Reproductive Systems 
Anatomical and Physiological Adaptations 
Aquatic Life
Gliding 
Arboreal Life
Behaviour
Feeding


CHAPTER 3 REVIEW OF LAGOMORPHS

Order Lagomorpha
Family Leporidae
Genus Lepus 
Genus Brachylagus
Genus Bunolagus 
Genus Caprolagus
Genus Nesolagus 
Genus Oryctolagus 
Genus Pentalagus
Genus Poelagus 
Genus Pronolagus
Genus Romerolagus 
Genus Sylvilagus (Cottontail species)
Family Ochotonidae
Genus Ochotona


CHAPTER 4 REVIEW OF RODENTS

Order Rodentia 
Suborder Anomaluromorpha
Suborder Castorimorpha
Suborder Hystricomorpha 
Suborder Myomorpha
Suborder Sciuromorpha

 

CHAPTER 5 MANAGEMENT IN CAPTIVITY

Introduction
Health Care
Pet Care
Guinea Pigs
Hamsters
Mice
Rats
Gerbils
Chinchillas
Degus
Chipmunks
Rabbits
Zoo-Keeping and Management


CHAPTER 6 MANAGEMENT IN THE WILD

Rats
Mice
Rabbits
Hares
Squirrels
Beavers
Considerations in Pest Control
Natural Control 
Habitat Management
Urban Population Management
Capture & Release
Poisons
Conservation
Importance in Ecosystems
Employment Opportunities


APPENDIX 

Distance learning and online courses
E-books by John Mason and ACS Staff include:
Printed books by John Mason 
Useful contacts
ACS global partners
Social media


 
 
 


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