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The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs--now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

Bearded dragons are increasingly popular; they may soon overtake the green iguana as the most popular reptile in the U.S. With their unique appearance, docile nature, and minimal care requirements, beardies make a great introduction to reptile keeping. With colorful photos, charts, and tables, this guide covers the basics, including:

  • The beardie's background and the various breeds of bearded dragons
  • Choosing your bearded dragon
  • Setting up and maintaining your beardie's home, complete with a basking area and lighting
  • Feeding and caring for your bearded dragon

Synopsis:

Bearded Dragons are fascinating, increasingly popular pets

Bearded Dragons may soon overtake the Green Iguana as the most popular reptile pet. With their unique appearance, attentiveness, docile nature, and simple care requirements, Beardies make intriguing pets. In a fun, easy-going style, this guide gives authoritative information and advice, covering: choosing a dragon, proper housing and diet, handling Beardies, and more. Terrific color photos give this book page after page of appeal for reptile enthusiasts.

Steve Grenard (Staten Island, NY) is an avid herpetologist with more than 40 years of experience with amphibians and reptiles. He is the author of Happy Healthy Pet guides to lizards as well as frogs and toads (see below), along with a number of scholarly medical and herpetological books.

Synopsis:

The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs--now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

Bearded dragons are increasingly popular; they may soon overtake the green iguana as the most popular reptile in the U.S. With their unique appearance, docile nature, and minimal care requirements, beardies make a great introduction to reptile keeping. With colorful photos, charts, and tables, this guide covers the basics, including:

  • The beardie's background and the various breeds of bearded dragons
  • Choosing your bearded dragon
  • Setting up and maintaining your beardie's home, complete with a basking area and lighting
  • Feeding and caring for your bearded dragon

About the Author

Steve Grenard is an avid herpetologist with more than forty years of experience with amphibians and reptiles; he published a paper on the reproduction of the Marsupial Frog in 1958. In the summer of 2000, he published a controversial and widely debated review in Natural History Magazine on the possibility of American rattlesnake venoms evolving new properties. He is the author of several Howell Book House titles, including: Your Happy Healthy Pet: Frogs and Toads, An Owner’s Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet: Lizard and Amphibians: Their Care and Keeping. He is also the author of a number of scholarly medical and herpetological books, including Medical Herpetology and Handbook of Alligators and Crocodiles, and is the author of Introduction to Respiratory Care, a best-selling text review of respiratory therapy. Steve is a board-certified respiratory therapist and polysomnographer and is the clinical coordinator of the Institute of Sleep Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital in Staten Island, New York.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Wonderful Lizard of Oz.

Chapter 1: What Is the Lizard of Oz?

The Types of Bearded Dragons.

Chapter 2: The Wild Life of the Bearded Dragon.

Temperature Regulation.

Predator and Prey.

Beardie Social Interactions.

Bearded Dragons as Pets.

Courtship and Mating.

Chapter 3: Beardies in and out of Oz.

Australian Wildlife Crises.

How the Bearded Dragon Left Oz.

An Australian Perspective.

Part II: Your Pet Bearded Dragon.

Chapter 4: The Biology of Beardies.

Beardie Anatomy.

Beardie Physiology.

Beardie Senses.

Chapter 5: Choosing a Pet Bearded Dragon.

Bring Home a Healthy Beardie.

Color Variations and Designer Beardies.

Where to Get Your Bearded Dragon.

Chapter 6: Setting Up Your Beardie’s Home.

Indoor Housing.

Lighting the Lizard of Oz.

Providing Heat.

Cage Cleaning and Maintenance.

Outdoor Housing.

Part III: Caring for Your Bearded Dragon.

Chapter 7: Feeding Your Bearded Dragon.

Fruits and Veggies.

Commercial Lizard Foods.

Insects.

Feeding Babies—Newborn to 4 Months Old.

Feeding Adults—4 Months to Adulthood.

Water for Your Beardies.

Chapter 8: Keeping Your Beardie Healthy.

Choosing a Veterinarian.

Hereditary Diseases.

Nutritional Disorders.

Traumatic Injuries.

Infectious Diseases.

Parasitic Infections.

Handling Do’s and Don’ts.

Dystocia.

Neurological Disorders.

Environmental Toxins.

Brumation.

Chapter 9: Breeding Bearded Dragons.

Sexing.

Conditioning and Nutrition.

Getting to Know You.

Egg Laying.

Incubating Bearded Dragon Eggs.

Hatching Eggs.

Baby Dragons.

Appendix: Learning More About Your Bearded Dragon.

Some Good Books.

Magazines.

Internet Resources.

Reptile Veterinarians.

Shows, Expos, and Swap Meets.

Shopping on the Internet.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470165119
Author:
Grenard, Steve
Publisher:
Howell (TP)
Subject:
Bearded dragons (Reptiles) as pets
Subject:
Reptiles, Amphibians & Terrariums
Subject:
Reptiles & Amphibians
Subject:
reptile
Subject:
lizard
Subject:
reptile care
Subject:
bearded dragon care
Subject:
Herpetology
Subject:
beardie
Subject:
bearded dragon, reptile, lizard, reptile care, bearded dragon care, herpetology, beardie
Subject:
Pets, Reptiles and Amphibians
Subject:
Pet Care / Other Animals
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Your Happy Healthy Pet Guides
Series Volume:
97
Publication Date:
20080205
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.52 x 5.78 x 0.52 in

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"Synopsis" by , Bearded Dragons are fascinating, increasingly popular pets

Bearded Dragons may soon overtake the Green Iguana as the most popular reptile pet. With their unique appearance, attentiveness, docile nature, and simple care requirements, Beardies make intriguing pets. In a fun, easy-going style, this guide gives authoritative information and advice, covering: choosing a dragon, proper housing and diet, handling Beardies, and more. Terrific color photos give this book page after page of appeal for reptile enthusiasts.

Steve Grenard (Staten Island, NY) is an avid herpetologist with more than 40 years of experience with amphibians and reptiles. He is the author of Happy Healthy Pet guides to lizards as well as frogs and toads (see below), along with a number of scholarly medical and herpetological books.

"Synopsis" by , The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs--now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

Bearded dragons are increasingly popular; they may soon overtake the green iguana as the most popular reptile in the U.S. With their unique appearance, docile nature, and minimal care requirements, beardies make a great introduction to reptile keeping. With colorful photos, charts, and tables, this guide covers the basics, including:

  • The beardie's background and the various breeds of bearded dragons
  • Choosing your bearded dragon
  • Setting up and maintaining your beardie's home, complete with a basking area and lighting
  • Feeding and caring for your bearded dragon

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