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Pet Care Resources: Exotics

A Veterinary Medicine Library Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information on a variety of general pet care topics.


Alderton, David. The Exotic Pet Survival Manual. Barron's Educational Series, 1997. 160 p. ISBN: 0812097971
This book covers nineteen different animal groups including chinchillas, hedgehogs, wild mammals, ornamental fish, etc.

Burn, Barbara. Practical Guide to Impractical Pets : 84 Exotic Pets and How to Live with them Successfully. DIANE Publishing Company, 1999. 372 p. ISBN: 0788166638. Previous edition 1976.
Earlier edition:  A Practical Guide to Impractical Pets. MacMillan General Reference, 1997.

Manning, David. Exotic Pets Handbook. Barron's Educational Series, 1998. 128 p. ISBN: 0764106538.
Covers the care of amphibians, lizards, tortoises, snakes, and various invertebrates.

Mattison, Chris. A Practical Guide to Exotic Pets. Courage Books, 1994. 144 p. ISBN: 1556223811.
Divided into sections covering invertebrates, ambhibians, and reptiles, each type of animal discussed includes information on housing, handling, and feeding.

Messonier, Shawn. Exotic Pets: A Veterinary Guide for Owners. Seaside Press, 1994.

University of Illinois library Exotic books

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