The complete idiot's guide to turtles & tortoises
Another installment in the wildly popular Idiot s Guide series. Very comprehensive information on every aspect of turtle care is presented in an easily accessible, quick, fun format, with care tips, pitfalls and interesting trivia bits throughout. Turtles and tortoises are the most popular reptile pets and differ greatly from other reptiles in their needs, yet there is very little available that is devoted exclusively to them. Liz Palika shares her home with a variety of animals, including tortoises, iguanas, dogs and cats. She has written several books on animal care and training, including The Consumer s Guide to Feeding... series, and the award-winning Australian Shepherd: Champion of Versatility.
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Contents at a Glance
What Are You Expecting from a Turtle?
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80 percent humidity 82 degrees adult animal aquarium aquatic turtles baby turtles basking area cage or enclosure Captive breeding captive-bred carapace carnivorous Caution Chapter chelonians clean color commercial turtle food degrees and 90 desert tortoise dry dog food earthworms Eastern box turtle eggs are laid feed females filter filtration system fruits grasslands habitat hatch heat heater herbivorous herbivorous diet hibernate hiding places incubated at 82 inside keep laid per clutch Least You Need leopard tortoise male native Need to Know nutrition omnivorous pancake tortoise plastic plastron pond turtle radiated tortoise red-eared slider red-footed tortoise reptiles Russian tortoises scutes semi-aquatic turtles shallow plant saucer shell skin small feeder fish small tortoises small turtles snails soaked dry dog sometimes standard terrestrial stripes sulcata sure tank temperature Tending Turtles terrapin terrestrial turtle turtle or tortoise Turtle Trivia turtle's or tortoise's turtles and tortoises turtles need variety vegetables veterinarian wild wood turtle