BIRDS

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CHAPTER 10 BIRDS Thomas N. Tully, Jr. COMMON SPECIES KEPT IN CAPTIVITY Avian species are commonly maintained in captivity for the enjoyment and pleasure of the owner. The companion bird…

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AMPHIBIANS

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CHAPTER 5 AMPHIBIANS Natalie Mylniczenko COMMON SPECIES KEPT IN CAPTIVITY The class Amphibia is divided into three orders: Anura (frogs and toads), Caudata (salamanders, newts, and sirens), and Gymnophiona (caecilians)….

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CHELONIANS

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CHAPTER 9 CHELONIANS Megan Kirchgessner, Mark A. Mitchell COMMON SPECIES KEPT IN CAPTIVITY There are over 285 different species of chelonians in the world.1 Chelonians represent one of the most…

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SNAKES

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CHAPTER 7 SNAKES Mark A. Mitchell COMMON SPECIES KEPT IN CAPTIVITY Snakes are listed in the class Reptilia and order Squamata. Squamata include the suborders Serpentes (snakes) and Sauria (lizards)….

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LIZARDS

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CHAPTER 8 LIZARDS Javier Nevarez COMMON SPECIES KEPT IN CAPTIVITY Lizards are members of the class Reptilia, subclass Lepidosauria, order Squamata (Box 8-1). They are further classified under the suborder…

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CROCODILIANS

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CHAPTER 6 CROCODILIANS Javier Nevarez COMMON SPECIES KEPT IN CAPTIVITY Modern-day crocodilians date back to the Mesozoic era over 65 million years ago, surviving to the present with relatively few…

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ORNAMENTAL FISH

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CHAPTER 4 ORNAMENTAL FISH Stephen M. Miller, Mark A. Mitchell Ornamental fish present an unusual paradox in that they are both well known and unknown to veterinarians. These animals are…

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GUINEA PIGS

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CHAPTER 17 GUINEA PIGS Shannon M. Riggs COMMON SPECIES KEPT IN CAPTIVITY Guinea pigs, Cavia porcellus, are members of the Caviidae family of the order Rodentia. Guinea pigs are native…

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INVERTEBRATES

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CHAPTER 3 INVERTEBRATES Trevor Zachariah, Mark A. Mitchell Invertebrates represent the largest group of animals on Earth, with approximately 1 million species characterized to date. Additional species are being discovered…

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RABBITS

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CHAPTER 14 RABBITS Kristine M. Vennen, Mark A. Mitchell Domestic rabbits, Oryctolagus cuniculus, belong to the order Lagomorpha, and their ancestors are from Western Europe and northwestern Africa.1,2 Unlike rodents,…

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