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Ball Python
Richard D. Bartlett
0764111248
Feb 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
This large nonvenomous snake is native to equatorial western Africa. Like all tropical reptiles in captivity, it requires special care and housing—facts that are detailed in this guide. Volumes in the Reptile and Amphibian Keeper's Guide series present basic information on reptiles and clear instructions on reptile care. Each book includes general information on the subject animal's natural history, distribution in the wild, life expectancy, and physical characteristics. Practical information includes purchasing a good specimen, determining sex, providing correct caging and feeding, health care, and advice for those who want to try breeding. Despite their compact size, books in this series are packed with valuable information for hobbyists and are filled with illustrations of high quality. Each book has 50-to-75...


National Audubon Society Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians (Audubon Society Field Guide Series)
John L. Behler
0394508246
January 1979
Hardcover
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Book Description
Why are some frogs able to freeze solid and still survive? How can secretions from amphibians offer scientists clues for treating human ailments? What allows reptiles and amphibians to regenerate their limbs? Reptiles & Amphibians, an exciting new Explore Your World™ handbook, incorporates the Discovery Channel's unique authoritative approach and acclaimed visuals to answer these and other questions in a captivating blend of information and entertainment.

Reptiles & Amphibians features:
¸ Background information on evolution, anatomy, physiology, habitats, and life cycles of a range of reptile and amphibian families.
¸ A detailed look at how reptiles and amphibians survive-how they eat, move around, defend themselves, and combat temperature extremes.
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Koi
Steve Hickling
0764154486
Dec 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
In Japan, breeding koi—a colorful and beautiful member of the carp family—has occupied a position between hobby and art form for more than two centuries. This stunningly illustrated book, compiled by a team of koi experts, shows and tells aquarium enthusiasts virtually everything they need to know about this fascinating activity. Koi are hardy fish, relatively large in size, and the most practical way to keep them is in an outdoor pond. Combining text with illustrations, an important section of the book explains the requirements of a garden pond for koi, showing the filtration system and pointing out how it functions. Most of the book concentrates on koi themselves, focusing on a brief history of koi, advice on buying koi, the fish's physiology, health care, feeding, breeding koi, showing koi, and joining...


Reptile and Amphibian Keeper's Guides: Poison Dart Frogs
Richard D. Bartlett
0764125753
August 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
These spectacularly colored frogs are native to Neotropical rain forests in many parts of the world. They lose their toxicity when kept in captivity. Titles in the growing Reptile and Amphibian Keeper’s Guides series present useful facts and expert guidance to owners of snakes, lizards, frogs, and other amphibians. Readers are advised on all aspects of ownership, from selecting good specimens and determining sex to breeding, feeding, providing correct housing, and health care. Animals are described as they exist in their natural environment, and advice is given on ways of mirroring aspects of nature to help animals thrive in captivity. Books are heavily illustrated with color photos.

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[back cover] Reptile and Amphibian Keeper?s Guides Keeping...


Quick & Easy Ball Python Care
Colette Sutherland
0793810221
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
In addition to general care and nutrition information, this book includes great tips for dealing with ball python-specific problems, such as finicky eating. The Quick & Easy series features educational, value-priced books. All pet owners will benefit from reading the wide variety of titles in this series, each offering an abundance of advice in a delightfully concise format.

About the Author
COLETTE SUTHERLAND has a degree in zoology and is co-owner with her husband of The Snake Keeper, a reptile breeding business, specializing in producing high-quality, designer ball pythons. She and her husband live outside of Los Angeles with their four children and over 1,000 ball pythons.


Frogs: A Chorus of Colors
John L. Behler
140272814X
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Frogs--those tailless, hopping amphibians with which most of us are familiar. But what makes a frog a frog? The Behlers, writing team and conservationists, have written an homage to the close to 5,000 species of frogs. They range in size from Africa's goliath frog (a seven-pound, foot-long giant) to the Brazilian flea frog (a mere one-half-inch long) and come in almost every color imaginable. Written to accompany a popular traveling museum exhibit, the book showcases the wonder and beauty of frogs. The first chapter examines what makes a frog and provides a nice primer to frog biology. Three chapters survey courtship and the metamorphosis of tadpole to frog, feeding and physiology, and camouflage and predator avoidance. The bulk of the book is a nice look at the frog families of the world, with descriptions of each family...


Iguanas
Richard D. Bartlett
0764119931
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Noted herpetologist R.D. Bartlett, founder of the Reptilian Breeding and Research Insititute and author of three books and hundreds of articles on reptiles, collects his extensive knowledge of the iguana in his aptly titled book Iguana. From tips on picking your animal to information on its diet, health, and reproduction, all the key facts are here. Bartlett's expertise in the reptile field, coupled with concise text and useful illustrations (color photos and black-and-white line drawings), makes Iguanas a worthwhile read for anyone interested in these lovable lizards. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
These tropical lizards are naturally timid. Owners who keep them as pets must learn methods of establishing trust with their...


The Bearded Dragon: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet
Steve Grenard
1582450129
January 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Bearded Dragon, also known as the Lizard of Oz, is an enormously popular pet from down under. It is estimated that in 1998, 100,000 Bearded Dragons will be purchased by reptile enthusiasts in the United States. A docile animal, Beardeds are relatively easy to keep in captivity–but they do need special care–all of which will be included in this excellent source for the beginning Bearded Dragon fan.

From the Back Cover
Featuring the Best Information Best Resources, Best Photos, and The Best Advice to Select and Care For Your Bearded Dragon

With The Bearded Dragon: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet you will discover easy ways to provide the very best in care for your Bearded Dragon. A reptile expert offers straightforward advice so...



Red-Tailed Boas and Relatives
Richard D. Bartlett
0764122797
Apr 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Titles in this series present basic information on reptiles plus specific instructions for their care. Each book opens with a description of the animal as it exists in its natural habitat, then continues with information on its life cycle and distribution in nature. Readers then get advice on selecting a good specimen, determining sex, and providing proper housing, feeding, and health care. Books are heavily illustrated with instructive color photos.


Corn Snakes: Reptile Keepers Guides
Richard D. Bartlett
0764111205
July 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
As part of the larger Series, Corn Snakes describes how these brilliantly colored harmless snakes do well in captivity - if their owners know the fundamentals of housing, feeding, and general care. The book also describes the many subspecies native to both North America and Europe. There are approximately 50-75 full-color photos throughout.


Iguanas for Dummies.
Melissa Kaplan
0764552600
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Big, green, scaly, and surprisingly cuddly, a well-adjusted iguana is like a cross between large, friendly dog and an independent cat. On the other hand, a poorly trained iguana can be a living nightmare. With his muscular, three-to-four-foot-long tail and 116-120 razor-sharp teeth, a nasty iguana can be a genuine danger to life, limb and property.  Iguanas require a constant 90-degree Fahrenheit environment and lots of room to range around in.

Iguanas For Dummies lets you take a long, well-informed look before leaping into the exotic world of iguanas. Written by one of the most respected experts on the care and feeding of iguanas, this fun, entertaining book fills you in on everything you need to know to successfully adopt, nurture, live with and love an iguana. You’ll discover how to: ...



The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash
Trinka Hakes Noble
0140546235
January 1993
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Jimmy's boa constrictor wreaks havoc on the class trip to a farm. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Crested Geckos and Relatives
Richard D. Bartlett
0764130013
Dec 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Titles in the Reptile and Amphibian Keeper’s Guides series cover all aspects of ownership, caging, healthcare, feeding and breeding. This manual focuses on the crested gecko, an arboreal lizard averaging about seven inches in length and distinguished by pointed scales, or crests, on each side of the head. The author presents detailed advice for hobbyists and breeders on caring for these interesting animals.

From the Back Cover
[back cover]

Keeping and caring for reptiles and amphibians

can be a fascinating and rewarding experience

Books in this series provide basic information on reptiles and amphibians, and specific instructions on their care. You’ll learn how to select good specimens, determine sex, provide proper caging and...


Turtles & Tortoises: Everything About Selection, Care, Nutrition, Breeding, & Behavior
Richard D. Bartlett
0812097122
October 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Is a turtle easier to keep than a tortoise? For that matter, what are the differences between the two? These are only the first of many questions answered in this book. The authors describe both indoor and outdoor housing, discuss lighting and heating, and go into great detail on questions of food, health care, and breeding.


Lizard Care from A to Z
Richard D. Bartlett
0812098102
May 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
The A stands for anoles, the Z for zonosaurs-and both potential and current lizard owners will find descriptions of many lizard species. To keep lizards active and healthy in captivity, owners need to know about each variety's habitat, diet, and special requirements. The authors provide all of this information, and much more. Color photos, drawings, glossary, and bibliography.


Aquatic Turtles: Sliders, Cooters, Painted, and Map Turtles
Richard D. Bartlett
0764122789
January 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Titles in this series present basic information on reptiles plus specific instructions for their care. Each book opens with a description of the animal as it exists in its natural habitat, then continues with information on its life cycle and distribution in nature. Readers then get advice on selecting a good specimen, determining sex, and providing proper housing, feeding, and health care. Books are heavily illustrated with instructive color photos.

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Keeping and caring for reptiles can be a fascinating and rewarding experience Books in this series provide basic information on reptiles and specific instructions on their care. You?ll learn how to select good specimens, determine sex, provide proper caging and nutritious feeding, and protect your reptiles...


My Turtle and Me
Hartmut Wilke
0764121146
Dec 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Turtles that are well cared for will generally live for a very long time and become virtually life-long companions. Here is advice on proper housing, feeding, protection against disease and parasites, and most important—understanding your pet turtle. Books in this series are written especially for inexperienced pet owners, for parents whose kids would like to have a pet, and for kids who simply want to learn more about animals that make good pets. Boys and girls are also introduced to the golden rules of pet care, and are advised on how to create affection and trust between themselves and their pets. Several gatefold pages in each book open wide to display attractive photo essays on animals and their care. Every book in this series contains approximately 80 full-color, high-quality photos, as well as instructive...


Bearded Dragons: Facts and Advice on Care and Breeding: Reptile Keepers Guides
Richard D. Bartlett
0764111256
October 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
As part of the larger Series, Bearded Dragons describes several housing options for this exotic lizard, from a simple glass aquarium to outdoor housing in warmer climates. There are approximately 50-75 full-color photos throughout.


2006 Geckos Wall Calendar
Avalanche Publishing, Inc.
1595014373
July 2005
Wall Calendar
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Book Description
Calling all lizard lovers! Snuggle up with these cuddly geckos in this adorable 2006 calendar. Featuring every species from Flying and fat-tailed Geckos to Fanfoot and Leopard Geckos, this calendar is packed with a plethora of goodly-eyed, fringed-footed friends.


Rainbow Boas and Neotropical Tree Boas
Richard D. Bartlett
0764126865
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Titles in this series of guides to the care of reptiles and amphibians cover all aspects of ownership, including selecting good specimens, determining sex, breeding, healthcare, feeding, and providing correct housing. This manual focuses on rainbow boas and neotropical tree boas, colorful arboreal snakes that are native to the tropical regions of South America.

From the Back Cover
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Reptile and Amphibian Keeper’s Guides



Keeping and caring for reptiles and amphibians

can be a fascinating and rewarding experience

Books in this series provide basic information on reptiles and amphibians, and specific instructions on their care. You’ll learn how to select good specimens, determine sex, provide proper caging and...

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