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Anoles, Basilisks, and Water Dragons (Complete Pet Owner's Manual Series)

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Information and advice to help you take good care of your Anoles, Basilisks, and Water Dragons

Typical Anoles, Basilisks, and Water Dragons: origins, anatomy, life cycles, and more

Expert advice: feeding, breeding, health care

Understanding lizards: their body language and...

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Overview

Information and advice to help you take good care of your Anoles, Basilisks, and Water Dragons

Typical Anoles, Basilisks, and Water Dragons: origins, anatomy, life cycles, and more

Expert advice: feeding, breeding, health care

Understanding lizards: their body language and its meaning

  • Step-by-step directions for everyday care
  • Informative and attractive checklists and sidebars
  • Filled with handsome color photos
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764137754
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Series: Complete Pet Owner's Manual
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 797,359
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 7.89 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Understanding Lizards     5
Guidelines for All     5
Stress     6
Arm Waving     7
Shedding     7
The Phenomenon of Natural Sunlight     7
Hormonally Stimulated Aggression     10
Acquiring Your Lizards     13
Choosing a Healthy Specimen     13
Handling     13
Sources for Obtaining Your Lizards     14
Shipping Information     15
Finding Your Own Lizards     17
Lizards in the United States     17
Lizards in Other Countries     19
Caging     21
Outdoor Caging Suggestions     21
Indoor Caging Suggestions     22
Cagemates     27
Thermoregulation     27
Temperatures     29
Hibernation     30
Lighting     30
Greenhouses     31
HOW-TO: Building an Outdoor Cage     34
Feeding and Watering Your Lizards     37
Getting Started     37
Insects     37
Mice     42
Watering     42
Your Lizards' Health     45
Hydration Chambers     45
The Veterinarian     46
Nutrition-related Maladies     47
Parasites     49
Trauma-related Maladies     51
Breeding Lizards     57
Breeding Anoles     58
Breeding Cone-headed and Casque-headed Lizards     63
Breeding Basilisks, Green Water Dragons, and Sail-tailed Dragons     64
Breeding Brown Water Dragons     65
HOW-TO: Hibernating the Brown Water Dragon     66
About Anoles     69
Anoles in the United States     70
About Larger Lizards     77
The Basilisks, Casque-headed, and Cone-headed Lizards     79
Water Dragons and Sail-tailed Dragons     86
Information     91
Glossary     92
Index     94
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