What Reptile?: A Buyer's Guide for Reptiles and Amphibians

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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 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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    The popularity of snakes, turtles, frogs, and other exotic pets is growing. It’s estimated that nearly 5 million households in North America own at least one reptile or amphibian.

    It’s exciting that so many people enjoy exotic pets; however, new owners must realize these animals need special care to flourish in captivity. What Reptile? provides prospective owners with vital advice for choosing and caring for more than 150 species of reptiles and amphibians. Each entry details:

  • Animal temperament and habits
  • Special equipment and housing
  • Daily care needs and breeding habits
  • Animal pricing and care costs
  • Potential drawbacks that new owners should know

    Don’t purchase an exotic pet without first consulting this book. It could be the most important step in providing a beloved animal with a safe and happy home.

  • From the Inside Flap:

    In this informative title, compiled by reptile and amphibian expert Chris Mattison, readers will find exceptional guidance for choosing and caring for more than 150 different species of reptiles and amphibians. Vital information on turtles, tortoises, snakes, frogs, toads, lizards, newts, and salamanders will help prospective owners choose the best pet for their home and lifestyle.

    Lavishly illustrated with more than 400 color pictures--most of them photographed in fascinating close-up detail in studio conditions--this invaluable "buyer's guide" is a must-read for anyone considering purchasing an exotic reptile or amphibian.

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