Frogs, Toads, and Treefrogs: A Complete Pet Owner's Manual

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Overview


Terrarium keepers will find advice from two of the country's leading experts on amphibians, their housing, care, and breeding in this helpful title. This book is a title in Barron's extensive line of Complete Pet Owner's Manuals . Heavily illustrated with color photos and instructive line art, these books present information on housing, feeding, health care, the title animal's traits--and where applicable, on grooming, training, and breeding. Each book is individually written by a trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. The titles cover virtually all animals that are kept as pets, and include a wide selection of dog and cat breeds, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians, small mammals, and even some insects and arachnids.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764136726
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Series: Complete Pet Owner's Manual
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents


Understanding Anurans     5
Call Uniqueness     5
Male Competition     5
Anuran Oddities     5
What Is Happening to the Frogs?     7
Frog Watching and Photographing     9
The Weather and the Environment     9
The Season     9
The Calls     10
How to Start     10
Caging Techniques     13
Microenvironments     13
Indoor Caging     14
Selecting Cage Furnishings     22
Terrarium Cleanliness     22
How-to: Lighting, Heating, and Hydrating     24
Diets     27
What Do They Eat?     27
Insects     27
Mice     31
Health Hints and Medications     33
Touching Your Frogs, Toads, and Treefrogs     33
Proper Hygiene     33
Ailments and Treatments     33
Reproductive Behavior     37
Breeding Basics     37
Development of the Eggs     37
The Tadpoles     38
Cycling Your Frog, Toad, or Treefrog for Breeding     39
How-to: Identify Tadpoles     42
Species Descriptions     45
The Fire-Bellied Toads: Family Bombinatoridae     45
Aquarium Favorites: Family Pipidae     48
Burrowers: Family Megophryidae     52
The Wonderful Hopping Mouths: Family Leptodactylidae     53
Backyard Favorites and Exotic Rarities: Family Bufonidae     59
Neotropical Forestland Gems: Family Dendrobatidae     61
Arboreal Favorites: Family Hylidae     70
Typical Frogs: Family Ranidae     81
Madagascar's Magnificent Mantellas: Family Mantellidae     83
The Malayan Painted Frog: Family Microhylidae     89
Information     90
Glossary     92
Index     94
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