Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
February 20, Tuesday 2018 9:12 AM       

       HEADLINES: Shuhaib murder: Five-member gang behind murder, local leadership was aware of it                                              Govt warns of seizing buses if strike continues                                              Scotch to be available in BEVCO                                              Shuhaib murder: There’ll be no intervention in probe, says Kodiyeri                                              CM, ministers go to Thrissur, administration may freeze                                              Former PNB official used, shared bank passwords to help Nirav Modi                                              Seven Eng students had filed FIR against Mehul Choksi last year                                              Public sector banks to transfer officers completing three years                                              Eat beef, why celebrate it? says Venkaiah Naidu                                              Israeli warplanes strike Gaza post rocket attack                                              Trump takes swipe at Oprah Winfrey                                              Trudeau talks dynastic politics                                              Ashwin, Gibbs involved in Twitter spat                                              Cricket can melt ice between India and Pak: Afridi                                              ‘Out-of-favour’ Usman Qadir plan to represent Australia in 2020 World T20                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       SCI&TECH Next Article: Gamma rays will reach beyond limits of light: Researchers  
       75% of pet reptiles die within a year: Study
 
         Posted on :17:52:29 Oct 27, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:17:52:29 Oct 27, 2017
         Tags: 75% of pet reptiles die within a year: Study
 

WASHINGTON DC: You may have to avoid keeping those reptiles and amphibians like turtles, snakes, lizards, tortoises as pets as 75 per cent of them die during their first year, warns a recent study.

Consultant biologist and medical scientist, Clifford Warwick, with his colleagues, highlighted the severity of welfare problems, pointing out that 75 per cent of reptiles die during their first year at the home.

The researchers stated that reptiles kept at homes display at least 30 behavioural signs of stress and owners often do not know how to care for pets adequately.

They review issues such as disease transmission to humans, welfare problems associated with poor care and the ecological implications of trading wild animals.

Gordon Burghardt, at the University of Tennessee said that the issues of health, best practices for keeping captives and preventing disease transmission to humans "are important for veterinarians to address."

But others argue that such views on captive reptile health and welfare are "unsustainable" and say tougher measures are needed to mitigate the destructiveness of reptile trading and keeping.

Objective evidence demonstrates the need for bans and 'positive lists' - species impartially determined suitable by scientific evidence, they write.

Evidence-based consumer awareness protocols "may also prevent irresponsible pet advocacy and acquisition," they explained.

Adele Waters, the editor of Veterinary Record, stated that there was a growing concern about the welfare of reptiles.

"Earlier this month, the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) published a research showing they are often neglected, and not because their owners don't care about them, but because they are unsure about how to care for them," Waters added.

The research conducted for the charity found a lot of online advice is contradictory, inconsistent and variable in quality and this does not encourage responsible reptile ownership.

"It is important for reptile owners to get information from a reliable, credible source - their local vet," they concluded.

The research appeared in the Veterinary Record journal.

A A
       SCI&TECH
Next Article: Gamma rays will reach beyond limits of light: Researchers
 
 
SCI&TECH HEADLINES
Ensuring sexual, reproductive health for overall well-being  
WeChat gets popular in Bhutan: report  
Celebrate love this Valentine's Day with Google Pixel 2  
This drug could reverse alcohol's damaging effects on brain  
Scientists discover enormous reserves of mercury in permafrost  
Google Assistant helps you set music alarms  
What is epilepsy?  
Here're some ways to keep dementia at bay  
What are memories made of?  
Second-hand plastic toys could harm your kid  
Working before and after stroke is good for brain health  
ixigo introduces India's first augmented reality feature for Train Passengers  
Super blue moon on Jan. 31 will mark last of trilogy  
Now, a blood test that can screen eight cancer types  
Secret of longevity protein revealed!  
Absence of this gene can give men deadly cancer  
Soon, you can demote group admins on WhatsApp  
Regular yoga can slow down ageing of brain: Study  
What are haemorrhoids (piles) and what causes them?  
WhatsApp facilitates quick switch from voice to video call  
The Thin and Light Lenovo Ideapad 720s shines at Digit Zero 1 Awards  
Frequent heartburns up cancer risk in older adults  
Blueberry vinegar can help fight dementia  
iPhones with older batteries will take a hit in performance: Apple  
Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours  
 
Do you think the arrested persons in Shuhaib murder case are real culprits?
yes
 
no
 
no opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy