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  1. Blind Trading: A Literature Review of Research Addressing the Welfare of Ball Pythons in the Exotic Pet Trade

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennah Green, Emma Coulthard, David Megson, John Norrey, Laura Norrey, Jennifer K. Rowntree, Jodie Bates, Becky Dharmpaul, Mark Auliya, Neil D’Cruze

    Extensive numbers of Ball pythons are caught, bred, traded and subsequently kept in captivity across the world as part of the exotic pet industry. Despite their widespread availability as pets, relatively little is known about the potential welfare challenges affecting them. We reviewed the...

  2. Oral, Cloacal, and Hemipenal Actinomycosis in Captive Ball Pythons (Python regius)

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    | Contributor(s):: Steven B. Tillis, Marley E. Iredale, April L. Childress, Erin A. Graham, James F. X. Wellehan, Ramiro Isaza, Robert J. Ossiboff

    Ball pythons (Python regius) are one of the most commonly kept and bred reptiles in captivity. In a large ball python breeding colony, a unique syndrome characterized by granulomatous inflammation of the cloaca and hemipenes (phalli) was observed in 140 of 481 (29.1%) breeding males, but only...

  3. Love in Cold Blood: Are Reptile Owners Emotionally Attached to Their Pets?

    | Contributor(s):: Haddon, Celia, Burman, Oliver H. P., Assheton, Phil, Wilkinson, Anna

  4. A persistent abnormal repetitive behaviour in a false water cobra (Hydrodynastes gigas)

    | Contributor(s):: Michaels, C. J., Gini, B. F., Clifforde, L.

  5. Environmental enrichment impacts discrimination between familiar and unfamiliar human odours in snakes (Pantherophis guttata)

    | Contributor(s):: Nagabaskaran, Gokulan, Burman, Oliver H. P., Hoehfurtner, Tatjana, Wilkinson, Anna

  6. Poisonous Snakes and Snakebite in the U.S.: A Brief Review

    | Contributor(s):: Sherman A. Minton

    This article briefly reviews some current ideas regarding snakebite in the Uniled States. Twenty species of native venomous snakes occur and include 15 species of rattlesnakes, the copperhead and cottonmouth, two species of coral snakes, and one seasnake. Snake venoms contain a variety of...

  7. A Review of Common Diseases in Captive Reptiles

    | Contributor(s):: Michael Lindeen, John Haupert

    Reptiles, as both pets and as laboratory animals, are becoming more popular. The small "dime store" turtle or red eared turtle has been popular for a long time, but making their way into homes are such reptiles as boa constrictors, garter snakes, black snakes, box turtles, caiman,...

  8. Environmental enrichment alters the behavioral profile of ratsnakes ( Elaphe )

    | Contributor(s):: Almli, L. M., Burghardt, G. M.

    This study investigated the effects of environmentally enriched and standard laboratory housing conditions on behavioral performance in 16 subadult ratsnakes (Elaphe obsoleta) using a split-clutch design. In a problem-solving task, snakes housed in enriched environments (EC) exhibited shorter...

  9. 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,...

  10. Schoolchildren and one of the most unpopular animals: are they ready to protect snakes?

    | Contributor(s):: Ballouard, J. M., Ajtic, R., Balint, H., Brito, J. C., Crnobrnja-Isailovic, J., Desmonts, D., ElMouden, E., Erdogan, M., Feriche, M., Pleguezuelos, J. M., Prokop, P., Sanchez, A., Santos, X., Slimani, T., Tomovic, L., Usak, M., Zuffi, M., Bonnet, X.

  11. Symbolic lizards: forms of special purpose classification of animals among the Nage of eastern Indonesia

    | Contributor(s):: Forth, G.

  12. Introduction to the ancient Greek system of snake naming: the ophionym dipsas and its synonyms

    | Contributor(s):: Bodson, Liliane

  13. The lion-headed snake Chnoubis and Roman imperial magic

    | Contributor(s):: Dasen, Veronique, Nagy, Arpad M.

  14. The bearded snake: realities, beliefs and representations. The example of Athenian Zeus Meilichios

    | Contributor(s):: Gourmelen, Laurent

  15. Serpent's tale in the Hittite world

    | Contributor(s):: Mazoyer, Michel

  16. The hissing of the snake: how is it possible to set an inarticulate sound to music?

    | Contributor(s):: Perrot, Sylvain

  17. Physiological and behavioural effects of handling and restraint in the ball python ( Python regius ) and the blue-tongued skink ( Tiliqua scincoides )

    | Contributor(s):: Kreger, M. D., Mench, J. A.

    Four handling techniques commonly used with snakes and lizards in zoological park reptile collections were evaluated with respect to animal well-being. Adult male blue-tongued skinks (n = 3) and ball pythons (n = 4) were either handled gently, restrained manually, or container restrained for 10...

  18. Attitudes towards dogs and other "pets" in Roseau, Dominica

    | Contributor(s):: Alie, K., Davis, B. W., Fielding, W. J., Galindo Maldonado, F.

    This paper reports on the findings of interviews on attitudes towards pet care with 241 heads of households in Roseau, the capital of The Commonwealth of Dominica. Parrots and dogs were the two most preferred animals, and snakes were least liked; however, few respondents (0.8

  19. Could empathy for animals have been an adaptation in the evolution of Homo sapiens ?

    | Contributor(s):: Bradshaw, J. W. S., Paul, E. S.

    In humans, empathy has emotional and cognitive components, both of which are linked to caring and nurturant behaviour. Variations in each of these facets of empathy were likely to have been accessible to natural selection during the evolution of Homo, although the likely details of their...

  20. Animals and Neolithic schematic art in southern France: Between the real and the ideal

    | Contributor(s):: Hameau, Philippe