Chapter 10. Macropods

  1. Laurie J. Gage DVM Director
  1. Rosemary Booth

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470385005.ch10

Hand-Rearing Wild and Domestic Mammals

Hand-Rearing Wild and Domestic Mammals

How to Cite

Gage, L. J. (2002) Macropods, in Hand-Rearing Wild and Domestic Mammals, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470385005.ch10

Author Information

  1. Marine World Africa USA and The Marine Mammal Center

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JUN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813826837

Online ISBN: 9780470385005

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Keywords:

  • macropods;
  • kangaroos;
  • wallabies;
  • macropodid;
  • lactation

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Natural History

  • Record Keeping

  • Equipment

  • Criteria for Intervention

  • Assessment of the Pouch Young

  • Initial Care and Stabilization

  • Formulas

  • What to Feed Initially

  • Nursing Techniques

  • Tube Feeding

  • Frequency of Feeding

  • Amounts to Feed

  • Expected Weight Gain

  • Housing

  • Passive and Active Immunity

  • Pouch Emergence

  • Time to Weaning from Formula to Solid Food

  • Tips for Weaning

  • Common Medical Problems

  • Captive Versus Wild

  • Acknowledgments

  • Resources and Sources of Products Mentione

  • References and Suggested Reading