The HABRI Foundation is calling for research proposals to investigate the health outcomes of pet ownership and/or animal-assisted activity or therapy, both for the people and the animals involved. To learn more, visit https://habri.org/grants/funding-opportunities/ close

 
You are here: Home / Journal Articles / Methodologies for the care, maintenance, and breeding of tropical poison frogs / About

Methodologies for the care, maintenance, and breeding of tropical poison frogs

By S. P. McRobert

View Resource (HTM)

Licensed under

Category Journal Articles
Abstract

The Biodiversity Laboratories at Saint Joseph's University house more than 100 exotic and endangered animal species - including insects, fish, amphibians, and reptiles. Research in the laboratories is devoted, primarily, to understanding the genetic and ecological bases of animal behavior. In addition, a common theme of the work is the development of techniques for the successful care of exotic animals within a laboratory setting. Such techniques may be critical to studies aimed at understanding the life histories of endangered species and saving them from extinction. Current projects to study the biology of tropical poison frogs have methodologies to improve captive care, maintenance, and breeding. In this article, I present these methodologies and their impact on the welfare of captive poison frogs.

Publication Title Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
Volume 6
Issue 2
Pages 95-102
ISBN/ISSN 1088-8705
Publisher Taylor & Francis
DOI 10.1207/S15327604JAWS0602_02
Language English
Author Address Department of Biology, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA.smcrober@sju.edu
Cite this work

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Tags
  1. Amphibians
  2. Animal behavior
  3. Animal ecology
  4. Animals
  5. Behavior and behavior mechanisms
  6. Endangered species
  7. Frogs
  8. peer-reviewed
  9. vertebrates
  10. Wild animals
  11. Zoo and captive wild animals
Badges
  1. peer-reviewed