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Reptiles & Amphibians for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Packed with tips to care for your special critter

Choose the right lizard, turtle, or snake – and give your pet the best care

Fanatical about frogs? Gaga over geckos? This essential guide tells you what you must know before you own a reptile or amphibian, with authoritative advice on everything from proper caging and feeding to health care, socializing, transporting, and more. You’ll find out about the different species, normal and abnormal behavior, the basics of breeding, and complying with laws.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

Synopsis:

Packed with tips to care for your special critter

Choose the right lizard, turtle, or snake - and give your pet the best care

Fanatical about frogs? Gaga over geckos? This essential guide tells you what you must know before you own a reptile or amphibian, with authoritative advice on everything from proper caging and feeding to health care, socializing, transporting, and more. You'll find out about the different species, normal and abnormal behavior, the basics of breeding, and complying with laws.

The Dummies Way

* Explanations in plain English

* "Get in, get out" information

* Icons and other navigational aids

* Tear-out cheat sheet

* Top ten lists

* A dash of humor and fun

Synopsis:

Explores the kingdom of reptiles and amphibians such as snakes, toads, frogs, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, sailamander and other species. Features information on appearance, temperament, healthcare, nutruition, breeding, socilizing and more.

About the Author

Patricia Bartlett has coauthored more than 35 books on reptiles and amphibians with her husband, Richard. She contributes regularly to Reptile and Amphibian Hobbyist.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: So You Want a Reptile or Amphibian?

Chapter 1: Is a Reptile or Amphibian for You?

Chapter 2: Deciding Which Herp Is Right for You.

Chapter 3: Reptiles 101.

Chapter 4: Tailed or Not: The Basic Amphibian.

Part II: Finding Your Herp and Setting Up Shop.

Chapter 5: Finding the Herp of Your Dreams.

Chapter 6: Handling Your Herp.

Chapter 7: Indoor Caging Basics.

Chapter 8: Giving Your Herp a Home in the Great Outdoors.

Chapter 9: Let There Be Light — and Heat.

Chapter 10: Do the Locomotion.

Part III: Open Wide! Feeding, Hydration, and Health.

Chapter 11: Water Me! Feed Me!

Chapter 12: An Apple (or Mouse) a Day Keeps the Vet Away.

Chapter 13: How Long Can This Relationship Last?

Part IV: The Birds and the Bees, and Legalities.

Chapter 14: To Breed or Not to Breed: That Is the Question.

Chapter 15: Making Babies.

Chapter 16: Tending to the Young’uns.

Chapter 17: Keeping It Legal.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Reasons to See Your Veterinarian.

Chapter 19: Ten U.S. Zoos with Great Herp Collections.

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Become More Involved with Herps.

Appendix: Species Account of Popular Herps.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764525698
Author:
Bartlett, Patricia
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Bartlett, Patricia Pope
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Reptiles & Amphibians
Subject:
Amphibians
Subject:
Reptiles
Subject:
General Pets
Subject:
Animals - Reptiles & Amphibians
Subject:
Pet Care / Other Animals
Subject:
Nature Studies-Reptiles and Amphibians
Subject:
Pet Care / Other Anim
Subject:
Als
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Series Volume:
no. 03-10-030
Publication Date:
20110509
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.22x7.50x.84 in. 1.25 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Packed with tips to care for your special critter

Choose the right lizard, turtle, or snake - and give your pet the best care

Fanatical about frogs? Gaga over geckos? This essential guide tells you what you must know before you own a reptile or amphibian, with authoritative advice on everything from proper caging and feeding to health care, socializing, transporting, and more. You'll find out about the different species, normal and abnormal behavior, the basics of breeding, and complying with laws.

The Dummies Way

* Explanations in plain English

* "Get in, get out" information

* Icons and other navigational aids

* Tear-out cheat sheet

* Top ten lists

* A dash of humor and fun

"Synopsis" by , Explores the kingdom of reptiles and amphibians such as snakes, toads, frogs, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, sailamander and other species. Features information on appearance, temperament, healthcare, nutruition, breeding, socilizing and more.
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