This remains the Foundation Manual for information across the range
of exotic pets, from small mammals, through birds, reptiles and
amphibians, to invertebrates. Commoner pets, such as rabbits,
rodents and budgies retain their place. However, the
ever-increasing range of non-traditional pets encountered by the
veterinary surgeon in practice is reflected in coverage of some new
groups, such as marsupials, ratites and crocodilians.