What Reptile?: A Buyer's Guide

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Reptiles and amphibians make fascinating pets, but need special housing, equipment, and care if they are to flourish in captivity. What's more, pet owners attracted by the absorbing hobby of reptile keeping need detailed information on available species. They need details on what to look for when purchasing reptiles, and how to take care of them on a daily basis. What Reptile? answers these questions and more in easy-to-understand, jargon-free language. The book's features ...
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Overview


Reptiles and amphibians make fascinating pets, but need special housing, equipment, and care if they are to flourish in captivity. What's more, pet owners attracted by the absorbing hobby of reptile keeping need detailed information on available species. They need details on what to look for when purchasing reptiles, and how to take care of them on a daily basis. What Reptile? answers these questions and more in easy-to-understand, jargon-free language. The book's features include--
  • Photo illustrated profiles of newts, salamanders, frogs, toads, tortoises, turtles, lizards, and snakes
  • Information on correct housing for each species, including details on terrariums and cages
  • Feeding, daily care, breeding . . . and much more

This fact-filled book is printed in four-colors throughout, with approximately 450 vivid photos showing every profiled animal.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438001623
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Series: What Pet? Books
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 959,702
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Chris Mattison, B.Sc., has an honors degree in zoology from the University of Sheffield and specializes in the natural history of reptiles and amphibians. He has written more than 20 books and several magazine articles on exotic animals and other wildlife topics, has traveled extensively to study and photograph wildlife, and has lectured to international audiences on the natural history of reptiles and amphibians.
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