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Rodents, Rabbits and their Relatives - PDF ebook
One of a serious a specialist books on animals – this ebook is an absolutely essential guide on these distinct mammals!
A jam-packed ebook, full of information and advice on this huge and diverse group of animals that are found across much of the world from the tropics to the arctic. Get a handle on the different families, genera and species, and what sets each type of animal apart. Understand their significance to man, both as pets and pests and as an integral part of the global ecosystem.
- Maybe you enjoy seeing squirrels in the garden and you want to encourage them to visit from time to time
- Maybe your child asks you for a small pet but you are just not sure where to start
- Maybe you’re an animal care professional looking to increase knowledge in this niche area
Whatever your reasons are for having an interest in rabbits and rodents, we have developed an awesome resource to provide you with the information you need! At your leisure, flick through this substantial book and gather info to fill your knowledge gaps…
In whatever capacity you work or live – these small mammals are around us everywhere. Now you can trust a scientifically researched and carefully written book to explain them!
Learning more about these various rodents and lagomorphs can be important to people working in the pet industry, in wildlife conservation, zoos, or in pest management. It may help teachers, students of zoology or anyone else to get a sound framework for understanding more about a major part of the animal kingdom.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO RODENTS AND LAGOMORPHS
How They Are Classified By Scientists
Classification of Grandorder Glires
CHAPTER 2 ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR
Modifications to the Jaw and Teeth
Integumentary System and External Features
Endocrine and Exocrine System
Circulatory and Respiratory System
Anatomical and Physiological Adaptations
CHAPTER 3 REVIEW OF LAGOMORPHS
Genus Sylvilagus (Cottontail species)
CHAPTER 4 REVIEW OF RODENTS
CHAPTER 5 MANAGEMENT IN CAPTIVITY
Zoo-Keeping and Management
CHAPTER 6 MANAGEMENT IN THE WILD
Considerations in Pest Control
Urban Population Management
Capture & Release
Importance in Ecosystems
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