This full colour 152-page book provides detailed information on all aspects of captive husbandry relating to the most commonly kept species of Australian frogs. Over 175 beautiful colour images support the husbandry and species specific chapters.
A Guide to Australian Frogs in Captivity
General Management information including pet qualities, social behaviour and habits, selection, handling, transportation, Housing including indoor and outdoor set-ups, types of enclosures, thermoregulation and heating, lighting, humidity, substrates, water requirements, Feeding including nutrition and live prey, breeding including cues and stimulus, breeding cycles and tadpole requirements.
Individual species chapters profile 22 species in the Hylidae family of tree frogs—the Eastern Snapping, Water-holding, Green and Gold Bell, Green Tree, Red-eyed Green Tree, Blue Mountains Tree, Brown Tree, Dwarf Tree, Dainty Tree, Giant Tree, Leseur’s, Motorbike, Narrow-fringed, Peron’s, Green Stream, Southern Bell, Roth’s Tree, Red Tree, Magnificent Tree, Whistling Tree, Stoney Creek and Orange-thighed Frogs.
The five species in the Limnodynastidae family of marsh frogs covered include the Giant Burrowing, Eastern Banjo, Striped Marsh, Spotted Marsh and Holy Cross Frogs and another five species in the Myobatrachidae family of ground frogs featured include the Common Froglet, the Great Barred, Giant Barred, the Red-crowned and the Southern Toadlets.
Within each species chapter, information is presented on Description, In the Wild, Housing, Diet, Breeding, Ease of Keeping, and Availability and includes a distribution map.
An essential overview of Health and Diseases is presented by Dr Robert Johnson BVSc MACVSc (Feline Medicine) CertZooMed BA Grad Dip Asian Studies CMAVA, and includes a glossary of health terms.
The book is completed with a Glossary, References, Australian Herpetological Societies and Wildlife Licensing contacts.