50 Really Exotic Pets: A Fur-and-Feather-Free Guide to the Most Lovable Tarantulas, Tortoises, Snakes, Frogs, Lizards, and Other Creatures

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Harper Collins, May 27, 2008 - Pets - 192 pages
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Think cats and dogs are for the birds?

It's time for something more exotic . . .

Whether you're already an exotic pet owner or you're thinking about becoming one, here is your one-stop guide to owning such unusual household pets as lizards, snakes, frogs, newts, spiders, and insects. Increasingly popular, these creatures offer low-maintenance, low-allergy, space-saving alternatives to traditional pets. This practical and accessible handbook covers more than fifty of the most popular amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates available from captive-bred stock and offers care requirements, handling advice, breeding information, photographs, and more for each species. It also includes expert advice on:

  • Choosing the most suitable species
  • Setting up a tank or vivarium
  • Feeding and proper diet
  • Health hazards and warning signs
  • And much more!
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Amphibians
41
Lizards and tortoises
71
Snakes
117
Need to know more?
188
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