Tag Archives: Arboreal

Ground cuscus

Phalanger gymnotis Order: Diprodontia Husbandry Information Housing Requirements This species is arboreal and needs a lot of perching, but prefers to sleep in an enclosed space down low. A heated nestbox on or near the ground with bedding such as hay or blankets is appropriate. Perching must be cleaned of cuscus grease often so that feet do not become irritated or

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Tamandua (lesser anteater)

Tamandua tetradactyla (southern) Tamandua mexicana (northern) Order: Pilosa Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Lots of climbing opportunities and heat in cold weather. Can be great escape artists would do better in a meshed exhibit Standard chain-link has been used with adult tamandua, but should not be used for any newborn/juvenile tamandua as the holes are too large. Newborn tamandua can fit through the links and juveniles

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Dwarf Reticulated Python

Broghammerus reticulatus Order: Squamata Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: Humidity: Lighting: Substrate: Diet Requirements Carnivorous – feeds primarily on mammals, but will also eat birds and reptiles Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Check out the Reptelligence Facebook page and Reptelligence website for enrichment and training inspiration. Advancing Herpetological Husbandry July 2018 Quarterly Newsletter- Article Environmental Enrichment for Reptiles By Charlotte James

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Veiled Chameleon

Chamaeleo calyptratus Order: Squamata Husbandry Information Housing Requirements It is best to keep veiled chameleons individually in their own enclosures after they reach sexual maturity at around 8 to 10 months of age, to avoid potential stress and fighting. Veiled chameleons do best in screen-sided enclosures because of the increased airflow. Ideal size is 2 feet wide by 2 feet long by

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Prehensile-tailed Skink

Corucia zebrata Order: Squamata Husbandry Information Housing Requirements This species is highly arboreal and required plenty of vertical space with a variety of climbing opportunities. From the PTS Studbook: Prehensile-tailed skinks being mostly arboreal do best in enclosures that allow them to climb; one that is well furnished with many branches (diameter greater than 10 cm) and suspended horizontal platforms. The

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Common Green Iguana

Iguana iguana Order: Squamata Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Iguanas require a great deal of space. An adult can reach 5-6 feet in length and will need vertical space to allow for climbing. Exercise areas as well as outdoor areas to access natural light in the summer are recommended. Diet Requirements Common green iguanas are mostly herbivorous. In the wild, they eat

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Clouded Leopard

Neofelis nebulosa A new species, Neofelis diardi (Sunda or Sundaland clouded leopard), has recently been established. Order: Carnivora Husbandry Information Housing Requirements These cats are very arboreal and require a lot of places to climb and hide up high. Studies have shown that vertical space of over ten feet reduces cortisol levels. Shelves and nestboxes should be placed well above the ground.

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Opossum, Virginia

Didelphis virginiana Order: Marsupialia Documents Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Enclosure Park Zoo – tall, rolling cage 3x3x6 with shelves and a crate or box for a hidey hole. Our female liked to curl up in blankets and towels. Zoo Atlanta- We house our opossums outdoors year round. We have one 10x10x8 enclosure and one 9x6x8 enclosure. Animals are housed seperately.

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Binturong

Arctictis binturong Order: Carnivora Order: Carnivora Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Require climbing structures and high platforms, hammocks, nest boxes, etc. Provide a quiet area for down time when the binturong is not being trained. Diet Requirements Omnivorous: feed fruits, vegetables, leaf-eater biscuits, dog kibble, meat, eggs. Veterinary Concerns Diabetes is a major concern with older binturongs. Too much protein can

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