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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 499–504.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Michael S. McFadden; Philip Topham; Peter S. Harlow ABSTRACT The exotic pet trade may be the principal mechanism for the establishment of invasive reptile species. The escape or deliberate release of captive reptiles has resulted in the establishment of many species globally. In Australia, exposure...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.011
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... We radiotracked 18 pet cats Felis catus from rural and urban areas within the City of Armadale, Western Australia, both at night and during the day between August 2003 and February 2005 to estimate the size of buffer zone required to reduce incursions by pet cats into native bushland. Home...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.003
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... Red-eared Sliders Trachemys scripta elegans have become the ubiquitous ‘pet terrapin’. They are endemic to much of eastern United States of America and northern Mexico, and have been traded to the four corners of the world, mainly from the ‘turtle farms’ of Louisiana, predominantly for the pet...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.024
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 548–564.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Matthew Mo; Robert Oliver Native mammals, birds, reptiles and frogs kept as pets become displaced after they are unwanted, escaped or seized. The Office of Environment and Heritage manages the rehoming of displaced native animal pets, which are regulated under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (2): 365–375.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Meri Oakwood; Paul Hopwood A questionnaire, sent to scientists and wildlife attendants/carers known to have extensive experience handling quolls Dasyurus spp., was designed to assess those attributes end requirements of quolls which may affect their suitability as pets. Twenty people contributed...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.005
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
... This paper looks at how a retail native mammal pet industry may be structured and regulated. The factors which determine a native mammal's suitability to pet keeping are reviewed. The paper also presents a short list of species with sufficient potential to warrant evaluation as pets. This short...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1998c.005
EISBN: 0-9586085-0-4
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2001.005
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-2-7
... This paper outlines the problems associated with keeping dingoes as pets, and describes the lobbying efforts undertaken by the Australian Dingo Conservation Association (ADCA) to address the noxious status of the dingo and recent legislative changes that allow dingoes to be kept as pets in New...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 29 October 2021
... scutatus occidentalis) Jari Cornelis1*, Damian Lettoof1, Lucinda Lam2, Sam Loughridge2 , Fabien Aubret3 1 School of Molecular and Life Sciences, Curtin University, Brand Drive, Bentley,WA, 6102 2 The Unusual Pet Vets, 59 Erindale Rd, Balcatta WA 6021 3 Station d Ecologie Théorique et Expérimentale, UMR...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.011
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
... Keeping native animals as pets has recently been proposed as a new strategy to enhance the conservation of wildlife in Australia. In this paper we critically examine the arguments put by the proponents of a native animal pet industry, discuss potential problems associated with it and cover...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 118–128.
Published: 01 January 2019
... effectiveness of both RHDV1 and MYXV that results from the evolutionary ‘arms race’ between viruses and their hosts. Two years prior to the K5 release, an exotic RHDV strain (RHDV2) appeared in Australia. The commercially available vaccine used to protect pet and farmed rabbits against the officially released...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1988.010
EISBN: 0959995145
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.006
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
... Bandicoot marsupials appear to have many of the characteristics desired by people seeking companion animals. They could be made available to the public for keeping as pets in a way that would be of some benefit to nature conservation and to our sense of cultural identity. A properly designed...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.008
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... are still open. In some states, schools are allowed to hold tadpoles for class use, and specialist community groups are authorised to conduct frog-based field trips. Captive-bred frogs may be kept as pets in most states but the taking of frogs from the wild is generally illegal. People may obtain “rescued...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.010
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
... Suggestions that Australia can advance the conservation of native fauna by encouraging people to keep native animals as pets and have pastoralists replace sheep and cattle with kangaroos are not revolutionary. As with the preoccupation of environmentalists with endangered species, national parks...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.013
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
... the costs. You don't need to keep pets, whether introduced or native. Much of the enjoyment gained from owning pets can be obtained from sharing ‘your space’ with myriad native creatures surviving in your yard because you created the right conditions for them. You don't have to feed them, restrain them...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.007
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... reptiles and amphibians and allows for protected fauna to be taken under licence. Reptiles and frogs may be permitted to be taken from the wild and/or kept for scientific research, educational purposes, limited private study and venom supply, but not as pets or for hobby purposes. No private ownership...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 457–463.
Published: 01 June 2017
... we perceive, value and interact with wildlife, pets and livestock. Of course, rabies is endemic in many other countries and people continue to actively engage in conservation programs, but these people have had a long time to come to terms with the risk in their midst and many undergo prophylactic...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 251–264.
Published: 14 October 2011
...' criteria, as well as a future potential for improvement or development, recommendations have been made for continued use of the following currently-used management methods: aerial and ground surveys; destructive aerial and ground culls; on-site ‘pet-meat' slaughter; trapping; and mustering. The three...