Chapter 15. Lemurs

  1. Laurie J. Gage DVM Director
  1. Cathy V. Williams

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470385005.ch15

Hand-Rearing Wild and Domestic Mammals

Hand-Rearing Wild and Domestic Mammals

How to Cite

Gage, L. J. (2008) Lemurs, in Hand-Rearing Wild and Domestic Mammals, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470385005.ch15

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:

  • lemurs;
  • northern hemisphere;
  • hypothermia;
  • hypoglycemia;
  • sifaka infant

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Natural History

  • Supplementation Versus Hand Rearing

  • Record Keeping

  • Equipment

  • Criteria for Intervention

  • Care and Assessment of Neonates

  • Formulas, Supplements, and Daily Caloric Requirements

  • What to Feed Initially

  • Nursing Techniques

  • Frequency of Feeding and Amounts to Feed

  • Expected Weight Gain

  • Housing

  • Special Needs

  • Time to Weaning

  • Tips for Weaning from Formula to Solid Food

  • Common Medical Problems

  • Reintroductions

  • Sources of Products Mentioned

  • References and Further Reading