Frogs and Toads: Your Happy Healthy Pet

Frogs and Toads: Your Happy Healthy Pet

by Steve Grenard

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The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs--now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

Frogs and toads are perennial favorite pets. They include easy-to-care for breeds and intriguing, exotic varieties. For both first-time pet owners and life-long hobbyists, frogs and toads can make fascinating pets, but it is essential to learn how to care for them properly. With colorful photos, charts, and tables, this guide covers the basics, including:
*Choosing your frog or toad
*Creating and maintaining your pet's new habitat
*Feeding and caring for your frog or toad
*Keeping your pet healthy

You'll also learn about the varieties of frogs and toads, and about their existence in the wild.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470165102
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/22/2007
Series: Your Happy Healthy Pet Series , #96
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 803,159
Product dimensions: 5.58(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Steve Grenard is an avid herpetologist with more than forty years of experience with amphibians and reptiles; he published a paper on the reproduction of the Marsupial Frog in 1958. In the summer of 2000, he published a controversial and widely debated review in Natural History Magazine on the possibility of American rattlesnake venoms evolving new properties. He is the author of several Howell Book House titles, including: Your Happy Healthy Pet: Bearded Dragon, An Owner’s Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet: The Lizard, and Amphibians: Their Care and Keeping. He is also the author of a number of scholarly medical and herpetological books, including Medical Herpetology and Handbook of Alligators and Crocodiles, and is the author of Introduction to Respiratory Care, a best-selling text review of respiratory therapy. Steve is a board-certified respiratory therapist and polysomnographer and is the clinical coordinator of the Institute of Sleep Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital in Staten Island, New York.

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Table of Contents

Part I: All About Frogs and Toads.

Chapter 1: What Are Frogs and Toads?

So Many Frogs and Toads.

Classifying Frogs and Toads.

What’s the Difference Between a Frog and a Toad?

Chapter 2: Frog Anatomy.

Limbs and Locomotion.

Frog Senses.

Frog Skin.

Temperature Regulation.

Chapter 3: Choosing Your Frog or Toad.

Where to Get Your Frog or Toad.

Before You Bring Your Frog Home.

Choosing a Healthy Frog.

Wild Caught vs. Captive Bred.

Part II: Caring for Frogs and Toads.

Chapter 4: Housing Your Frog or Toad.

Terrariums for Land Dwellers.

Aquariums for Aquatic Frogs.

Aqua-Terrariums for Semiaquatic Frogs.

Like Water for Frogs.

Water Essentials.

Temperature Control.

Chapter 5: Feeding Your Frog or Toad.


How Much Food?

Feeding Tadpoles.

Chapter 6: Keeping Your Frog or Toad Healthy.

Life Span in Captivity.

Choosing a Veterinarian.

The Best Way to Avoid Problems.

Infectious Microbial Diseases.

Nutritional Disorders.

Chemical Intoxication.

Traumatic Injuries.

Handling Frogs and Toads.

Froggy Dangers to People.

Part III: Frogs and Toads in Our World.

Chapter 7: The Variety of Frogs and Toads.

Disc or Flat-Tongued Frogs.

Tailed Frogs.

True Toads.

Dart-Poison Frogs.

Poison Frogs as Pets.

Glass Frogs.

Tree Frogs.

Tropical Frogs.

Narrow-Mouthed Toads.

Spadefoot Toads.

Surinam Toads and African Clawed Frogs.

True Frogs.

Chapter 8: Frogs and Toads in the Wild.

Size and Growth.

Reproduction in Frogs and Toads.

Frog Communication.

Hibernation and Aestivation.

Releasing Frogs and Toads into the Wild.

Frogs, Toads, and the Law.

Protecting Frogs and Toads.

Appendix: Learning More About Your Frog or Toad.

Some Good Books.


Internet Resources.

Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians.

Shows, Expos, and Swap Meets.

Shopping on the Internet.


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