Reptiles and Amphibians for Dummies

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Packed with tips to care for your special critter

Choose the right lizard, turtle, or snake - and give your pet the best care

Fanatical about frogs? Gaga over geckos? This essential guide tells you what you must know before you own a reptile or amphibian, with ...

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Overview

Packed with tips to care for your special critter

Choose the right lizard, turtle, or snake - and give your pet the best care

Fanatical about frogs? Gaga over geckos? This essential guide tells you what you must know before you own a reptile or amphibian, with authoritative advice on everything from proper caging and feeding to health care, socializing, transporting, and more. You'll find out about the different species, normal and abnormal behavior, the basics of breeding, and complying with laws.

The Dummies Way
* Explanations in plain English
* "Get in, get out" information
* Icons and other navigational aids
* Tear-out cheat sheet
* Top ten lists
* A dash of humor and fun

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764525698
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 735,026
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Bartlett has coauthored more than 35 books on reptiles and amphibians with her husband, Richard. She contributes regularly to Reptile and Amphibian Hobbyist.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: So You Want a Reptile or Amphibian?

Chapter 1: Is a Reptile or Amphibian for You?

Chapter 2: Deciding Which Herp Is Right for You.

Chapter 3: Reptiles 101.

Chapter 4: Tailed or Not: The Basic Amphibian.

Part II: Finding Your Herp and Setting Up Shop.

Chapter 5: Finding the Herp of Your Dreams.

Chapter 6: Handling Your Herp.

Chapter 7: Indoor Caging Basics.

Chapter 8: Giving Your Herp a Home in the Great Outdoors.

Chapter 9: Let There Be Light — and Heat.

Chapter 10: Do the Locomotion.

Part III: Open Wide! Feeding, Hydration, and Health.

Chapter 11: Water Me! Feed Me!

Chapter 12: An Apple (or Mouse) a Day Keeps the Vet Away.

Chapter 13: How Long Can This Relationship Last?

Part IV: The Birds and the Bees, and Legalities.

Chapter 14: To Breed or Not to Breed: That Is the Question.

Chapter 15: Making Babies.

Chapter 16: Tending to the Young’uns.

Chapter 17: Keeping It Legal.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Reasons to See Your Veterinarian.

Chapter 19: Ten U.S. Zoos with Great Herp Collections.

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Become More Involved with Herps.

Appendix: Species Account of Popular Herps.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    Lionkit

    *wailed in pain from the second result*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    Tigertail to anyone

    Hunting patrol anyone? She paces around iching for an adventure and a run in the woods

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    To Turtlestar

    No problem. I saw that you were looking for a new camp so i made one at LUMINESCENT (something that is luminescent is something that gives off light).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    Suneagle

    Goes over to robinpaw and nuzzles her. We shall start training tomorrow

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    Posted August 12, 2012

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    Posted August 22, 2012

    Speckledwing

    Posted in camp.

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    Posted August 8, 2012

    To turtlestar

    STOP POSTING IN BLAZECLANS TERRITORY!!!!! IT IS REALLY ANNOYING SO STOP!!!!!

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    Posted August 8, 2012

    Smokepaw

    May i join? Im a grey tom. I also need a suitable mentor. My old clan left me so im somewhat of a loner

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    Posted August 11, 2012

    Fernpaw/Skyleaf

    Both: okay

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    Linkclaw

    I can post again!!!!!!!!!

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    Posted August 22, 2012

    TURTLESTAR TO ALL

    WE ARE MOVING TO LUMINESCENT ALL RESULTS!!! (someone plz post that in camp.)

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