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Bugs as Pets (Animal Planet Pet Care Library Series)

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This book features most of the common insects, spiders, and other arthropods of North America, plus exotic species that are available at pet shops. It includes discussions of mantises, caterpillars, tarantulas, millipedes, hissing roaches, and much more-covering more than 50 species in total. T.F.H. has teamed up with Animal Planetâ„¢, the only television network devoted to the unique bonds between humans and animals, to present an exciting new series of family-friendly, comprehensive guides to superior pet care. ...
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This book features most of the common insects, spiders, and other arthropods of North America, plus exotic species that are available at pet shops. It includes discussions of mantises, caterpillars, tarantulas, millipedes, hissing roaches, and much more-covering more than 50 species in total. T.F.H. has teamed up with Animal Planetâ„¢, the only television network devoted to the unique bonds between humans and animals, to present an exciting new series of family-friendly, comprehensive guides to superior pet care. Each book features newly written text from animal experts on a variety of topics, including feeding, housing, grooming, training, health care, and fun activities. Useful tip boxes in each chapter show every member of the household how to make the most out of owning a pet.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780793837946
  • Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Series: Animal Planet Pet Care Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 6.71 (w) x 8.07 (h) x 0.58 (d)
  • These items ship to U.S. and Canadian addresses only.

Meet the Author

Jay F. Hemdal is the curator of fishes and invertebrates for the Toledo Zoo. In 1996, Jay developed the living terrestrial arthropod collection for the Toledo Zoo, which now comprises more than 25 exhibits and well over 1,000 animals. He lives in Michigan on the bank of the tranquil Raisin River.
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Table of Contents

Why Keep Bugs?     5
Definition of a Bug
The Fascination With Insects
Which Species Is Right for You?
Insects and the Law
Acquiring Insects
Preserved Insect Collections
A Record of Your Pets
A Bug's Life     17
Suitable Housing
Temperature and Humidity
Cage Decorations
In a Pickle Jar: Native Insects
Mixed-Species Terrariums
Animal Escapes
Health Issues
Feed the Bugs     33
Carnivorous Bugs
Herbivorous Bugs
Live Foods
Prepared Foods and Supplements
Water
Long-Legged Bugs     43
Grasshoppers, Katydids, and Crickets
Stick and Leaf Insects
Praying Mantises
Bugs That Scurry, Swim, and Fly     63
Cockroaches
Beetles
Miscellaneous Bugs
Spiders and Their Kin     87
Spiders
Harvestmen
Scorpions and Their Relatives
Centipedes and Millipedes
Glossary     106
Resources     108
Index     110
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