My Turtle and Me

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Turtles that are well cared for will generally live for a very long time and become virtually life-long companions. Here is advice on proper housing, feeding, protection against disease and parasites, and most important—understanding your pet turtle. Books in this series are written especially for inexperienced pet owners, for parents whose kids would like to have a pet, and for kids who simply want to learn more about animals that make good pets. Boys and girls are also introduced to the golden rules of pet ...

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Overview

Turtles that are well cared for will generally live for a very long time and become virtually life-long companions. Here is advice on proper housing, feeding, protection against disease and parasites, and most important—understanding your pet turtle. Books in this series are written especially for inexperienced pet owners, for parents whose kids would like to have a pet, and for kids who simply want to learn more about animals that make good pets. Boys and girls are also introduced to the golden rules of pet care, and are advised on how to create affection and trust between themselves and their pets. Several gatefold pages in each book open wide to display attractive photo essays on animals and their care. Every book in this series contains approximately 80 full-color, high-quality photos, as well as instructive drawings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764121142
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Series: For The Love Of Animals Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 6.53 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Take care: Golden Rules for Proper Care
The 10 Golden Rules for Equipment 7
The 10 Golden Rules for Feeding 9
The 10 Golden Rules for Care 11
Watch it: Typical Turtles
Survivors from the Age of Dinosaurs 14
True Loners 14
Table: What Turtles Are Like 16
Finding the Right Mate 17
Tip from the Breeder 18
Babies on the Way 18
Raising Young Turtles 19
A Keen Nose and Good Eyes 21
Turtle Behavior 22
Tip from the Veterinarian 23
Test: How Well Do You Know Your Turtle? 25
Love it: Building Trust from the Start
Tip from the Therapist 28
A Turtle's Experience 28
Table: Your Turtle's Wish List 29
Children and Turtles 30
Fold-out Pages: Building Trust, Step by Step 32
Table: Compatibility Test 35
Fold-out Pages: Summer in the Fresh Air 36
Turtle Adventures
Missing 15
A Walk on the Wild Side 20
Another Close Call 31
Goliath and Glory 39
Garden Party 50
Early Morning Soccer 59
Have fun: Fun and Games with Turtles
Fold-out Pages: An Adventure Playground for Turtles 42
Build an Adventure Playground 43
Test: How Is Your Turtle Doing? 47
Healthy Activity for Turtles 48
Test: How Happy Is Your Turtle? 49
Exercise for Aquatic Turtles 51
Tip from the Pet Store 51
Old & happy: Active and Happy in Old Age
How Long Do Turtles Live? 54
Table: The Autumn of Life 54
The Older Turtle 55
Tip from the Veterinarian 56
Saying Good-bye 57
When a Turtle Loses Its Partner 58
Index 60
Addresses 62
Notebook: This Is My Turtle 64
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