Recommended Books

All the books listed below are books we own or have read ourselves. All are excellent books for any macropod (kangaroo, wallaroo, or wallaby) owner.

If you are just starting out raising these wonderful creatures, then the books with the heart by them are ones you should definitely have in your library.

In fact, these books make excellent presents to give to your veterinarian. Many vets have very limited knowledge of caring for macropods, and these books would be excellent references to help them care properly for your precious pet.

Highly Recommended Books For Every Macropod Owner

"A Practical Guide To Raising Wallabies" (Second Edition)
by: Kitty Mallory
Although this book was written primarily for wallabies, the information supplied is also helpful in keeping kangaroos, wallaroos, and pandemelons. This book is not a veterinary text, and it is not a scientific paper. It is meant to be used as a guide only. Everything in this book has been used by the author, and has worked for the author. Kitty Mallory has raised marsupials for many years, and has handled over 20 species. This includes adults, joeys, and orphans. Chapters include: buying a wallaby, housing, breeding, feeding, health care, hand-rearing orphan joeys, behavior, other Australian marsupials, & resources. 46 pages, c. 1999, S/C

"Caring For Kangaroos & Wallabies"
by: Anne & Ray Williams
The Williams have spent many successful years caring for young macropds which have been orphaned or injured. This book provides clear, practical guidelines for foster carers and others involved in the rehabilitation of young kangaroos and their relatives. The information provided will be of immense value to those with an interest in their care. Chapters include: What is a macropod?, What is a Marsupial?, Species of macropods, Reproduction, Identification of macropods state by state (Australia), Ecology of macropods, Hand-raising macropods, When a joey comes into care, Heating and housing, How to feed, The older joey, The rehabiliated joey, Management and housing of captive groups, Common illness, Behavioral notes. Published in Australia, Color Photographs, 112 pages, c. 1999, S/C

"Macropods: Their Care, Breeding & The Rearing Of Their Young"
by: David McCauley
A how & why book informing the reader how to manage their macropods effectively & why their managment should be conducted in a certain manner. Written in layman's terms, but also answers questions a veterinarian would have. Chapters on: common species in the US, planning for a mob, anatomy, breeding, normal values & medical treatment, diseases & conditions, & the joey. Includes an interactive CD-ROM. Windows & Mac compatable. 235 pgs. 2003, S/C, w/CD-ROM

Suggested Further Reading For Every Macropod Owner

"Care & Handling of Australian Native Animals
(Emergency Care and Captive Managment)"

by: Suzanne Hand
Chapters include: The Australian native fauna, Freshwater fishes, Frogs, Reptiles, First aid in birds, Bird handling techniques, Carnivorous marsupials, Bandicoots, Koalas, Wombats, Possums & gliders, Kangaroos in captivity, The Care and handling of orphaned kangaroos, Capture myopathy, Carnivorous and insectivorous bats, Rodents, Diseases and parasites of Australian fauna, and much more. Published in Australia, Color & B/W Photographs, 210 pages, c. 1990 - Revised 1997, S/C

"Kangaroos: Biology Of The Largest Marsupials"
by: Terrence J. Dawson
This book of natural history covers kangaroo evolution, energetics, grazing habits, and classification. For each species, details are given on social organization, habitat, patterns of activity, population structure, reproductive biology and behavior, feeding characteristics, and environmental physiology. Also documented is the relationship between kangaroos and their human neighbors - both Aborinal and European. Color photos and B/W drawings throughout the book. 162 pgs. c.1995, S/C

"Kangaroos & Wallabies Of Australia (Green Guide)"
by: Lee K. Curtis
The most commonly asked questions about kangaroos & wallabies are answered in this handy pocket-size book, with particular emphasis on fascinating behavioral insights. Answers such questions as:what is the difference between a kangaroo & wallaby?, why do kangaroos hop?, are kangaroos dangerous?, do kangaroos really box?, what is a rock-wallaby?, can you have a pet kanagroo?, what is an alpha male?, what is a mob?, how do they breed?, how do kangaroos give birth?, why doesn't a joey fall out?, can culling cause extiction?, do kangarros eat meat?,what were prehistoric roos like?, and many many more. Filled with color photos on every page. Published in Australia. 96 pgs. c.2006, S/C

"Zoobooks Kangaroos"
by: Wildlife Education
Written for kids ages 10 & up. An informative and colorful booklet telling all about the kangaroo. Its habits, reproduction, muscles, bones, and all about the joey. Full color illustrations and photos. c.1990, 8 1/2" x 11" Booklet

Technical Books For The Advanced Reader Or For Veterinarians
(These books cover a wide variety of animals including marsupials)

"Hand-Rearing Wild & Domestic Mammals"
by: Laurie J. Gage, DVM
Excellent book for veterinarians, technicians, & wildlife caregivers. Over thirty vets & specialists from around the world have contibuted their expertise to this book that covers over 50 mammalian species providing clear guidance to raising and caring for a wide variety of mammals from birth to weaning. Some topics covered: assessment of the neonate, specialized equipment, expected weight gains, formula selection & preparation, weaning techniques, housing, and common medical problems. Includes domestic animals, farm animals, wildlife & zoo animals. B/W photos. 279 pgs, c. 2002, H/C

All these Books As Well As Hundreds Of Other Animal Books Are Available From:

WXICOF / Coreen Eaton / 914 Riske Lane / Wentzville, MO 63385

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