The Lizard Keeper's Handbook

The Lizard Keeper's Handbook

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The Lizard Keepera€™s Manual by Philippe de Vosjoli intends to provide real detailed information for all devoted lizard owners who wish to provide the very best of care for their pets. The author states in the foreword, a€œIn terms of the herpetoculture of reptiles, the keeping of lizards is probably the most challenging.a€ He explains that a€œLizards demonstrate a great diversity of adaptations and specializations, a€ and thus keepers need the very best advice and soundest information possible, which is what The Lizard Keepera€™s Manual provides to its readers. In over 200 pages, this colorful volume analyzes the needs of insect-eating lizards, of which there are literally thousands of species. Some lizards (the ones with generic housing and dietary requirements) are easy to maintain, though others have very specific needs (in terms of temperature, diet, humidity, etc.). As stated in the introduction, a€œThe purpose of this book is to give herpetoculturists, both beginners and those more experienced, as well as pet industry personnel, a broad base of knowledge that will allow them to successfully keep a variety of insect-eating lizards.a€ Colorfully illustrated, The Lizard Keepera€™s Manual provides chapter-length coverage on the following topics: selecting the right species of lizard, locating and purchasing a healthy lizard, quarantine and acclimation, types of vivaria, enclosures, vivarium design, heating, cooling/hibernation, lighting, humidity/ventilation, feeding/nutrition, handling, shipping/receiving, and diseases and disorders. The author recommends a number of excellent species for keepers, including geckos, chameleons, skinks, agamids, monitors, anoles, basilisks, as well as other large and miniature species. The chapter titled a€œEssential Conceptsa€ is a crash course in herpetology, offering the reader an overview of the ontogeny (life stages), climatic and landscape factors, diet, water, and diseases of the lizard family. The chapter a€œGeneral Guidelines for Popular Insect-Eating Lizards, a€ which covers over thirty different lizards in terms of their requirements and descriptions, is an outstanding resource for lizard keepers looking to expand the population of their vivaria. Appendices and index included.In over 200 pages, this colorful volume analyzes the needs of insect-eating lizards, of which there are literally thousands of species.


Title:The Lizard Keeper's Handbook
Author: Phillipe De Vosjoli
Publisher:i5 Publishing - 2012-08-07
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