CSIRO, 2007. 548 pages, Quarto, paperback, line drawings, black and white photographs.
This authoritative volume is the first comprehensive guide to the husbandry of Australian marsupials and other mammals. There is a chapter for each mammalian group which includes the platypus, the echidna, carnivorous marsupials, numbats, bandicoots and bilbies, koalas, wombats, possums and gliders, macropods, bats, rodents and the dingo. For each animal group the following information is covered: biology, housing, capture and restraint, transport, diet, breeding and artificial rearing, behaviour and behavioural enrichment.
The book provides a complete review of all known information on the biology of each mammalian group and brings information of their biology in the wild into captive situations. Also, for the first time, it provides practical guidelines for hand-rearing, and has been extensively reviewed by zoologists, zookeepers and veterinarians to incorporate the most up-to-date information and techniques.