Filled with illustrations reflecting the whimsy, the devotion, and the commerce that have shaped centuries of American pet keeping, a portrait of Americans' relationships with animals shows how the history of pets has evolved alongside changing ideas about human nature, child development, and community life.
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Provides information about more than two hundred pets of the DC Comics superheroes and villains.
Behavior of Exotic Pets is the first book on the subject tobe written by behavioral experts, all with a wealth of practicalexperience. Divided into species-specific chapters, the bookexplains the normal behavior for each group of animals, includingreproduction, parenting, communication and social behavior. Thebook also addresses animals’ environmental needs based ontheir behavior to enable owners to provide better husbandry andavoid potential problems. Descriptions of common behavioralproblems are included, with practical recommendations for theirtreatment or management. This text is essential for any veterinary professional who wouldlike to improve their knowledge of exotic animal behavior. It alsoserves as a valuable reference for animal behaviorists, exoticanimal veterinarians, veterinary students, and anyone caring forthese animals in captivity. Key features: The first and only book on exotic pet behavior written bybehaviorists Covers a wide range of exotic pet species Discusses methods for treating and managing common behavioralproblems Offers practical advice on topics such as housing and handlingof animals Includes separate chapters on learning, welfare, and behavioralpharmacology
Asks readers a true or false question about the physical characteristics or behavior of pets that the reader can find the answer to by turning the page.
Examines both popular and unusual pets, discussing the joys and responsibilites of pet ownership.
During a visit to a pet shelter, Derek sees an array of animals and hears the distinctive sound each makes. At the end of the visit, he even gets to take home some brightly colored goldfish of his own.
This major work summarizes the recent research and findings on the interactions of pets and their owners and the social and emotional benefits that may be derived by families who have pets. Social and health scientists explore the pervasiveness of the animal/human bond and the high prevalence of pets in U.S. households, including pets and children, pets and the elderly, pets as factors of stability and instability in family relationships, and pets as therapy for ill, grieving, and disabled family members. With this carefully researched book, researchers and family health professionals can better understand the complexities of family/animal interaction and can pursue further study into this increasingly important subject in contemporary society.
An engaging and informative survey of medieval pet keeping which also examines their representation in art and literature.