The Leopard Gecko Manual: Includes African Fat-Tailed Geckos [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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The Leopard Gecko Manual: Includes African Fat-Tailed Geckos

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937049027
  • Publisher: i5 Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 94
  • Sales rank: 429,009
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

    Same old

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2001

    Great Book but......

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    Ditto to zac

    Same thought lame warriors people get a life how old are you three

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    Posted April 21, 2013

    Zac

    Yall are stupid nerds with no lives

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Destructiveclaw

    She stood up and limped out of the den. Thank u. She meowed before leaving. Dc

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    Posted January 5, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Dawnfeather

    She laid down. Her breath was rasping. She looked around. "Good bye Hurricaneclan." She quietly rasped. And with that, she took her final breath before being turned over to Starclan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Talonclaw

    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-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2004

    Good Decko Book!

    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.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2001

    A book with the best information on Leopard Geckos!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2000

    A great book for a great lizard!

    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).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2000

    Best Book for these great pets

    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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