The 25 Best Reptile and Amphibian Pets

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Barron's Educational Series, 2006 - Pets - 155 pages
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Every terrarium hobbyist and prospective owner of reptiles or amphibians will want to read, reread, and constantly refer to this fact-filled, color-illustrated book. It offers enthusiasts detailed advice and information on everything from choosing and acquiring an animal to its feeding, housing, breeding, and health care. The author, an expert herpetologist, discusses advantages and disadvantages of acquiring captive-bred animals verses collecting them from the wild. He also advises on which reptiles and amphibians amateurs should avoid collecting, how to maintain hygienic and properly heated and lighted cages and terrariums, and how to treat the animals’ injuries and ailments. Finally, he names and describes the 25 best reptiles and amphibians for hobbyists to acquire and maintain, and tells why they are the best. Among them are the Corn Snake, the Garter Snake, the African Fat-tailed Gecko, the Red-footed Tortoise, the Green Treefrog, and 20 more. Color photos throughout.
 

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This is a nice little guide to good pet choices among the crawling and slithering. It has excellent photographs, clear and organized writing, and the writer obviously likes his subject. Worth reading if you're thinking about adding one of these animals to your household. Read full review

Contents

Understanding Reptiles and Amphibians
1
Feeding and Watering Techniques
11
Breeding Captive Reptiles and Amphibians
22
Corn Snake
35
Variable Kingsnake
43
Rosy Boa
51
East African Sand Boa
57
Ball Python
63
Inland Bearded Dragon
91
Australian Eastern Bluetongued Skink
97
Razorbacked Musk Turtle
107
Oriental Firebellied Toad
117
Redeyed Treefrog
125
Dwarf Underwater Frog
133
Japanese Firebellied Newt
141
Glossary
148

Brown House Snake
73
Fattailed Gecko
83

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