This comprehensive guide discusses the care, breeding, and natural history of these popular pets and covers all the species and subspecies of box turtles present in the reptile hobby, including North American box turtles and Asian box turtles of the genus Cuora. The author, an expert on box turtles, who has studied them, bred them in captivity, and rehabilitated injured box turtles for release back into nature, provides in-depth discussion of hibernation- a critical topic for the healt of these creatures.
About the Author
Tess Cook has been involved with box turtles since 1991 and in 1996 launched an online box turtle care handbook along with the Terrapene discussion group. In 2001, she got her wildlife rehabilitation certificate and has rehabbed dozens of box turtles as well as presented educational talks on these animals. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
Table of Contents
Box Turtle Biology 8
Acquiring a Box Turtle 26
Housing Box Turtles 34
Diet for Box Turtles 54
Box Turtle Health Care 66
Hibernation and Breeding 96
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Box Turtles based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
A great book! Lots of information I needed for my Box turtle.
Best all-in-one box turtle care resource available today. I've raised box turtles for years, have a college education in animal husbandry, and have read much of the literature available (print & web). Tess Cook took the best of the best, including input from hobbyists & veterinarians, and put it all in one place. Although we think differently on some minor issues, none of the advice given is "wrong", and all of the important, *up-to-date* and necessary information for keeping & raising a healthy box turtle is included. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants or already has a box turtle, even if they already have another book on their care.
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