, Table Of Contents, Wallaby and Wallaroo Care

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Foreword 1
  • Acknowledgments 5
  • Table of Contents 7
  • Ch 1) – Understanding Wallabies and Wallaroos 11
  • 1) Wallaby vs Wallaroo 12
  • 2) Understanding Wallaroos 15
  • 3) Types of Wallaroos 16
  • a) Common Wallaroo (Macropus robustus) 17
  • b) Black Wallaroo (Macropus bernardus) 20
  • c) Antilopine Wallaroo (Macropus antilopinus) 22
  • 4) What About The Kangaroo? 23
  • Ch 2) – What to Know Before You Buy 27
  • 1) Do You Need a License? 27
  • a) Licensing in the US 28
  • b) Licensing in the UK 30
  • 2) How Many Should You Buy? 31
  • 3) Can Macropods Be Kept with Other Pets? 32
  • 4) Ease and Cost of Care 33
  • a) Initial Costs 34
  • b) Monthly Costs 36
  • Pros and Cons of Owning a Wallaby or Wallaroo 39
  • Ch 3) – Purchasing Wallabies and Wallaroos 41
  • 1) Buying in the US 42
  • 2) Buying in the UK 43
  • 3) How to Select a Healthy Wallaroo 43
  • Ch 4) – Caring for Wallabies and Wallaroos 45
  • 1) First Year of Life 45
  • a) Regulating Temperature 46
  • b) Feeding a Joey 48
  • c) Introducing Solid Food to Joeys 50
  • d) Using a Playpen 51
  • 2) Habitat Requirements 52
  • a) Tips for Fencing Enclosures 53
  • b) Constructing Holding Areas 54
  • c) Habitat Details 55
  • d) Furnishing the Enclosure 56
  • 3) Feeding Wallaroos 56
  • a) Types of Food 57
  • b) Captive vs Wild Feeding of Adults 58
  • c) Foods and Supplements 58
  • d) Presentation of Food 59
  • Ch 5) – Breeding Wallabies and Wallaroos 61
  • 1) Basic Breeding Info 61
  • a) Summary of Breeding Info 62
  • 2) Mating and the Birthing Process 63
  • 3) Raising the Babies 64
  • Ch 6) – Healthy Wallabies and Wallaroos 67
  • 1) Common Health Problems 67
  • a) Hair Loss 67
  • b) Fleas 68
  • c) Ticks 69
  • d) Bowel Prolapse 69
  • e) Scours 70
  • f) Thrush 71
  • g) Pneumonia 72
  • h) Necrobacillosis (Lumpy Jaw) 73
  • 2) Diagnosing Injuries 74
  • 3) Macropod First Aid 76
  • a) Clear the Airway 76
  • b) Stop the Bleeding 77
  • c) Maintain Body Temperature 77
  • d) Minimize Stress 78
  • Ch 7) – Wallaby and Wallaroo Care Sheet 81
  • 1) Basic Information 81
  • 2) Cage Set-up Guide 82
  • 3) Feeding Guide 82
  • Ch 8) – Additional Tips and Information 85
  • 1) Enclosure Maintenance Guidelines 85
  • 2) Conservation Status 87
  • a) Wallabies 87
  • b) Common Wallaroo (Macropus robustus) 87
  • c) Black Wallaroo (Macropus bernardus) 88
  • d) Antilopine Wallaroo (Macropus antilopinus) 88
  • 3) Determining Age in Macropods 88
  • 4) Rescuing Wild Joeys 89
  • Afterword 93
  • Relevant Websites 97
  • Frequently Asked Questions 105
  • Glossary 109
  • Index 113

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