Hypoxia by Altitude and Welfare of Captive Beaded Lizards (Heloderma Horridum) in Mexico: Hematological Approaches
Contributor(s):: Guadarrama, Sonia S., Domínguez-Vega, Hublester, Díaz-Albiter, Hector M., Quijano, Alejandro, Bastiaans, Elizabeth, Carrillo-Castilla, Porfirio, Manjarrez, Javier, Gómez-Ortíz, Yuriana, Fajardo, Victor
Heloderma horridum is one of the few known venomous lizards in the world. Their populations are in decline due to habitat destruction and capture for the pet trade. In México, many zoos have decided to take care of this species, most of them at altitudes greater than the natural altitudinal...
Surveying Attitudes toward Reptiles on Roads: Questionnaire Responses Do Not Directly Translate to Behavioral Action
Contributor(s):: Wolfe, Ashleigh K., Fleming, Patricia A., Bateman, Philip W.
Roads pose significant threats to reptiles, and understanding the varying perceptual biases of motorists to different taxa may help determine management strategies for urban roads around important refuges such as wetlands. We surveyed Western Australian motorists online, asking them to rank their...
Visual conspecific cues will not help in pygmy bluetongue lizard translocations
Contributor(s):: Ebrahimi, Mehregan, Bull, C. Michael
Where a translocation program is used to reinforce an existing population of an endangered species, the response of the introduced individuals to cues from conspecific residents will have an important impact on the success of the translocation. If those cues induce the translocated individuals to...
Does enrichment improve reptile welfare? Leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius) respond to five types of environmental enrichment
Contributor(s):: Bashaw, Meredith J., Gibson, Mallory D., Schowe, Devan M., Kucher, Abigail S.
Animal welfare is a high priority for pet owners and accredited zoos and aquariums. Current approaches to measuring welfare focus on identifying consensus among behavioral and physiological indicators of positive and negative emotions. Environmental enrichment is a common strategy used to improve...
Is behavioural enrichment always a success? Comparing food presentation strategies in an insectivorous lizard (Plica plica)
Contributor(s):: Januszczak, Inez Sukuna, Bryant, Zoe, Tapley, Benjamin, Gill, Iri, Harding, Luke, Michaels, Christopher John
Staggering food availability through a delivery device is a common way of providing behavioural enrichment as it is usually thought to increase the amount of natural behaviour due to the unpredictability of the food source. Tree-runner lizards (Plica plica) are a Neotropical, scansorial,...
Individual hunting behaviour and prey specialisation in the house cat Felis catus: implications for conservation and management
Contributor(s):: Dickman, C. R., Newsome, T. M.
Predators are often classed as prey specialists if they eat a narrow range of prey types, or as generalists if they hunt multiple prey types. Yet, individual predators often exhibit sex, size, age or personality-related differences in their diets that may alter the impacts of predation on...
Behavior as a tool for welfare improvement and conservation management in the endangered lizard ( Gallotia bravoana )
Contributor(s):: Mesa-Avila, G., Molina-Borja, M.
The study assessed the behavior of Gallotia bravoana (La Gomera, Canary Islands, one of the world's most threatened reptiles) to facilitate management decisions and improve welfare during initial stages of a species' recovery plan. The study analyzed - and remote-controlled video cameras filmed -...
Computer-aided pattern recognition of large reptiles as a noninvasive application to identify individuals
Contributor(s):: Moro, D., MacAulay, I.
For large species, the capture and handling of individuals in capture-mark-recapture studies introduces nonhuman animal welfare issues associated with handling, physical marking, and possible wounding due to tag loss. The use of photographic identification for these species offers an alternative...
The effects of simulated transport on the behaviour of eastern blue tongued lizards ( Tiliqua scincoides)
Contributor(s):: Mancera, K., Murray, P. J., Gao, Y. N., Lisle, A., Phillips, C. J. C.
There is widespread transport of reptiles for the pet trade throughout the world and the 'dead on arrival' rates are high. The eastern blue tongued (EBT) lizard ( Tiliqua scincoides; Order: Squamata; suborder: Lacertilia) is particularly popular due to its unusual blue tongue. Noise, vibration...
Welfare of non-traditional pets
Contributor(s):: Schuppli, C. A., Fraser, D., Bacon, H. J.
The keeping of non-traditional or 'exotic' pets has been growing in popularity worldwide. In addition to the typical welfare challenges of keeping more traditional pet species like dogs and cats, ensuring the welfare of non-traditional pets is complicated by factors such as lack of knowledge,...
Critter Assisted Therapy
Critter Assisted Therapy, is a service offered by Critterish Allsorts, to provide animal assisted therapy services to individual's, groups and institutions, as well as local authorities and private providers of mental health care.
Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services is the South Bay's oldest all-volunteer organization devoted to bringing the healing power of animals to those less fortunate in our community. The Furry Friends mission is to consistently facilitate delivery of the love and affection of our volunteers...
One Scaly Godsend
| Contributor(s):: Keefer, Chana
Symbolic lizards: forms of special purpose classification of animals among the Nage of eastern Indonesia
| Contributor(s):: Forth, G.
Young children's interest in live animals
| Contributor(s):: Lobue, V., Bloom Pickard, M., Sherman, K., Axford, C., DeLoache, J. S.
Morphometry of growth in hatchling striped plateau lizards (Iguanidae: Sceloporus virgatus)
| Contributor(s):: Geoffrey R. Smith
I studied the ontogenetic development of body shape and the influence of food availability on the development of body shape in hatchling striped plateau lizards (Sceloporus uirgatus) over the first seven to eight weeks of their life. Body mass showed positive growth relative to snout-vent length....
Efficacy of aerial broadcast baiting in reducing brown treesnake numbers
| Contributor(s):: Clark, L., Savarie, P. J.
Symptomatology of Ophidian bites according to Brooklyn Papyrus no. 47.218.48-85: epistemological aspects of an ancient Egyptian text copied out at IVth century B.C.E
| Contributor(s):: Aufrere, Sydney H.
Multiple ownership of animals in New York City
| Contributor(s):: Worth, D., Beck, A. M.
Reptilian ethology in captivity: observations of some problems and an evaluation of their aetiology
| Contributor(s):: Warwick, C.