This document provides guidance on the initial care and management of reptiles following rescue, from capture to physical examination, initial stabilisation and treatment before presentation to a veterinarian. It provides advice on managing the more common rescue encounters in reptiles, including trauma and entanglement.
Initial treatment and care guidelines for rescued reptiles
Standardising the initial treatment of reptiles (namely snakes, lizards and turtles) requiring rescue or rehabilitation, in line with the Code of Practice for Injured, Sick and Orphaned Protected Fauna.
- 1 February 2022
- Department of Planning and Environment
- Publication, Guide, Guideline
- ISBN 978-1-922738-50-9
- ID EES20210566
- File PDF 2.8MB
- Pages 36
- Name reptiles-initial-treatment-care-guidelines-210566.pdf