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The importance of a good record system cannot be
overemphasized. A well planned record system does not only
help to keep track of aspects such as species, feeding,
shedding and breeding, but can also be interpreted to lead
to other valuable data or conclusions which can be stored
and contribute to research. Each animal should have its own
record series. Changes, i.e. change in
environment should be indicated with appropriate dates.
Recorded data, weather it is
electronically or on paper, should be appropriately named,
marked and stored in a safe, easily retrievable place. Good record
keeping needs a good identification system and all animals
should be readily identifiable.
only to buy healthy animals from reputable pet shops and
breeders. Make sure to buy animals that are captive bred in
your own country and that it is not illegally imported or caught
from the wild."