Pough, F. H. 1991. Recommendations for the care of amphibians and reptiles in academic institutions. ILAR Journal 33(4), S1-S21.
Amphibians and reptiles differ in many respects from the mammals and birds most commonly used in biomedical research. These differences affect the physical and biological requirements of amphibians and reptiles in captivity. In this contribution, some basic biological characteristics of these animals are described that are relevant to their husbandry. My goal is to help members of institutional animal care and use committees appreciate the requirements of amphibians and reptiles in captivity, and to make suggestions that will be helpful in designing housing and providing day-to-day care.