Terrarium Animals from A to Z (Compass Guides Series)

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Terrarium owners will find profiles of reptiles, amphibians, and even scorpions, spiders and insects. Frogs, lizards, snakes, turtles—virtually all creatures suitable for the terrarium are shown in more than 200 striking color photos. Readers will also find information on setting up and maintaining a terrarium. Titles in the Compass Guides series are handsome and practical quick-reference sources for pet owners, pet fanciers, and aquarium and terrarium hobbyists. Books feature brief descriptive profiles of their ...

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Terrarium owners will find profiles of reptiles, amphibians, and even scorpions, spiders and insects. Frogs, lizards, snakes, turtles—virtually all creatures suitable for the terrarium are shown in more than 200 striking color photos. Readers will also find information on setting up and maintaining a terrarium. Titles in the Compass Guides series are handsome and practical quick-reference sources for pet owners, pet fanciers, and aquarium and terrarium hobbyists. Books feature brief descriptive profiles of their subject animals, each profile consisting of a color photo, the animal's place of origin, its basic housing and feeding needs, and its physical traits and temperament. In addition to the profiles, each Compass Guide also contains general information on animal species and their families. 200-to-300 color photos and index.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764130922
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Series: Compass Guides
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 3.90 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Animal Groupings
Shrimps, Crabs, and Relatives 6
Scorpions 6
Spiders 8
Mantids/Praying Mantids 10
Stick and Leaf Insects 11
Frogs and Toads 12
Salamanders 14
Lizards and Snakes 15
Tortoises and Turtles 20
Legal Regulations 22
Specialized Terms from A to Z 26
All About Terrariums
Dry Terrarium 30
Woodland Terrarium 32
Rainforest Terrarium 34
Aquatic Terrarium 37
Outdoor Terrarium 39
Technology for the Terrarium 40
Feeder Animals 42
Obtaining Your Terrarium Animals 45
Profiles of Terrarium Animals
Explanatory Notes 48
Profiles 50
Appendix
Index of Common Names 246
Index of Scientific Names 250
Subject Index 253
Useful Addresses and Literature 255
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Very good basic guide

    This book is a very good bare bones guide to taking care of a plethera of lizards, terrapins, and invertabrates. This book gives you the basics guide. But further Reading is required to be able to successfully keep the animals listed.

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