Pets in a Jar: Collecting and Caring for Small Wild Animals

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Penguin Books, 1979 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 95 pages
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Imagine having a pet that will never learn to recognize you, that will in fact ignore you, yet that is fascinating in a thousand different ways. With very little expense and a lot of imagination, you can find, catch, and keep in a glass jar many small animals such as water bugs, hydras, toads, star-fish, and crickets. See for yourself how these creatures live in the environment you create for them. Pets in a Jar will give you your own window to nature.

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User Review  - krsmith - LibraryThing

This book is about "non-traditional" pets. The author describes fifteen different wild animals that can be kept as pets as long as their living environment is similar to the environment from which ... Read full review

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User Review  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

We used this a lot when the children were small. They loved setting up environments for their "finds" from the yard. We always released the critters before they expired, so there were no sad stories. Read full review

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