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The Leopard Gecko Manual
     

The Leopard Gecko Manual

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by Philippe De Vosjoli, Roger Klingenberg, Roger Tremper, Brian Viets, Ron Tremper (Joint Author)
 

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Considered by author Philippe de Vosjoli as “the first domesticated species of lizard,” the leopard gecko has fast become “the reptilian version of the parakeet or goldfish.” Leopard Geckos takes a close look at the characteristics of this species that have made these attractive lizards so amazingly popular in the pet world. As a hardy,

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Considered by author Philippe de Vosjoli as “the first domesticated species of lizard,” the leopard gecko has fast become “the reptilian version of the parakeet or goldfish.” Leopard Geckos takes a close look at the characteristics of this species that have made these attractive lizards so amazingly popular in the pet world. As a hardy, easy care, and potentially long-lived lizard, the leopard gecko is the perfect size, attractive in its velvety skin, and fairly easy to breed. The subject of breeding geckos is covered in multiple chapters in this book led by author and herp expert de Vosjoli, who is joined by gecko specialists Dr. Roger Klingenberg, Ron Tremper, and Dr. Brian Viets, who each contribute special chapters to this up-to-date and authoritative guide. Colorfully illustrated, Leopard Geckos provides excellent general guidelines for keepers who wish to add a gecko to their vivarium and maintain their pet in excellent health and condition. The authors provide an introduction to gecko characteristics including distribution, size, longevity, and growth rate, to help beginners better understand the anatomy and behavior of these fascinating lizards. This Advanced Vivarium Systems title includes information about selecting a healthy leopard gecko, handling, housing needs, water and feeding requirements, and shedding and tail loss. Dr. Klingenberg provides the chapter “The Recognition and Treatment of Disease,” which covers specific disorders keepers should be aware of. De Vosjoli begins the discussion on breeding leopard geckos, and then is joined by Dr. Viets for a chapter on “Incubation Temperature and Hatchling Sex and Pigmentation.” Tremper’s chapter on “Color and Pattern Variations” focuses on the genetic aspects of breeding leopard geckos. The book also discusses the African fat-tailed gecko plus other eublepharids, including the African clawed gecko, Japanese leopard gecko, Malaysian cat gecko, and the Central American banded gecko.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781882770625
Publisher:
i5 Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Edition description:
Newly Updated Edition
Pages:
94
Sales rank:
185,676
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.10(d)

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The Leopard Gecko Manual 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If I hadn't done a lot of research regarding leopard gecko care on the Internet, this might have been a worthwhile book. However, I found nothing new that I hadn't found before for free.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book for anybody that ALREADY has a gecko. If your looking to get one your best source is the internet. I can reccomend www.geocities.com/brent8421. It is a really good site for beginners and has a reccomended set-up and a awsome care sheet. The perfect site for begginners. Once you get your gecko this book will be the Leopard Gecko bible for you. It is a great book but don't expect it to get you started.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding book! If it weren't for this book, I would not have Stretchy, my Leopard Gecko. It gives advice on choosing a healthy specimen, a healthy diet for geckos, and even breeding. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in keeping geckos. If you like Geckos, you are sure to like this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a first time keeper of these wonderful animals, I found this book to be like a bible. The photos are stunning. The Authors, Philippe de Vosjoli, Ron Tremper (who, incase you don't know, is a breeder of these animals) as well as Roger Kingenburg and Brian Viets did a wonderful job on this book, making it easy-to-read and easy-to-understand. In my two cents worth, if you have leopard geckos, or thinking about getting some, or remotely interested in the, this book is for you! On a side note, The book is published by Advanced Vivarium Systems, who I come to know and trust as a source of vital reptile information. From Snake books to Geckos, I feel that these books are perhaps the best to read. I hope you all enjoy the book as much as I did (and still do).
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a breeder of leopard geckos and this book I still turn to for info if I need it. It is the best book about leopard geckos out there. I highly recomend you to buy this if you are plaining on geting a leopard gecko
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I pad in with some tansy in my mouth. I freeze and drop the herbs when I see Dawnfeather. "Dawnfeather!" I cried. I rushed over to her and examined her for any wounds, but I found nothing. Tears filled the corners of my eyes as a looked at my mentor. -Talonclaw-
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good book with lots of info on Leos. It doesn't talk down to you or try to make you feel stupid. I keep my copy on the bedside table.
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