The Complete Idiot's Guide to Choosing a Pet

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Alpha Books, 1999 - Pets - 401 pages
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Details the basics of pet care and compares the care and the commitment required for twenty-one different kinds of pets, including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, gerbils, cockatiels, snakes, ferrets, hedgehogs, and goldfish

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Contents

So Many Pets So Much Love
1
How We Live with Animals
17
Its a Family Affair
27
Choosing the New Family Member
39
The AllStars
51
Charismatic Cats
67
Robust Rabbits
81
Gregarious Guinea Pigs
95
Slithering Snakes
229
Totally Turtles and Tortoises
245
Secretive Salamanders
261
Fantastic Frogs and Terrific Toads
275
In a Class by Themselves
289
Tickly Tarantulas
307
Hip Hedgehogs
321
Gorgeous Goldfish
335

Heavenly Hamsters
109
The Small and the Furred
123
Rational Rats
139
Gentle Gerbils
153
Chic Chinchillas
167
Fine Feathered Friends
181
Cocky Cockatiels
197
Scales and Slime
211
This Little Miniature Potbellied Pig
349
Appendices
363
B Where to Go for More Information
367
Read All About It
373
The Pet Comparison Chart
379
E Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Pet
387
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