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Books on Dragons, Iguanas, Lizards and Geckos
Here are some books dealing with Bearded Dragons, Iguanas, Lizards, and Geckos. They are all highly recommended by other readers. We trust that by presenting them in this subjected related method you will find it easier to make a selection which suits your needs. We invite comments on our selection, so please do not be shy!.
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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.
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 that you can create a thriving environment for your new pet. The Bearded Dragon offers:
Completely up-to-date resources, including top Web sites of interest to Bearded Dragon owners
Information on how to choose the right pet Bearded Dragon for you
Ways to make lizard-keeping an enjoyable, educational experience for you and your family
An exploration of appropriate reptile housing, diets, and healthcare
Full-color photographs of Bearded Dragons from hatchling to adult
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Howell Book House (March 26, 1999)
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.6 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.56 ounces
The bearded dragons of Australia are some of the most exciting lizards in the pet trade and are taking the country by storm. This updated, revised, and more comprehensive version of The General Care and Maintenance of Bearded Dragons is the most up-to-date and complete guide available for these popular lizards. The authors provide the essential information for choosing, housing, feeding, interacting, and providing proper veterinary care for bearded dragons. A chapter on the frilled dragon may encourage you to also consider this fascinating Australian lizard.
Paperback: 174 pages
Publisher: Not Avail (August 2001)
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.20 ounces
Reptiles magazine (August 1997)
"The amount of reliable information provided is staggering, and it is presented in an attractive package. If you own a green iguana you really should pick up a copy." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society (January 1997)
"The title of this book is no exaggeration. Never before have I seen such a through book on the care and maintenance of green iguanas." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Paperback: 655 pages
Publisher: Dunthorpe Press; 2nd edition (May 2004)
Product Dimensions: 9.0 x 6.1 x 1.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.38 pounds
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:
Decide if an iguana is right for you
Feed and house your iguana properly
Keep your iguana healthy
Bond with your scaly friend
Integrate your green amigo into your life
Socialize and train your mini-dinosaur
Ideal for first-time and veteran iguana owners alike, Iguanas For Dummies is a gold mine of advice, guidance and tested-in-the-trenches tips on:
Iguanas 101: history, anatomy, physiology and different species
What you should know and what to look for when shopping for an iguana
Housing your iguana—includes tips on
buying or building an enclosure and how to create a safe environment for a free-roaming iguana
How to feed your iguana and how often
Health issues, concerns and treatments
Breeding iguanas for fun and profit
Whether you’re thinking about getting an iguana, or you already have a whole herd of big green herbivores, this fun, friendly guide will answer all your questions.
Paperback: 353 pages
Publisher: For Dummies (August 15, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 1.0 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.53 pounds
In what is certain to be the key reference on iguanas for years to come, some of the world's leading experts offer a clear and accessible account of the latest research on the evolution, behavioral ecology, and conservation of these highly visible and increasingly endangered creatures, much loved by professional herpetologists and hobbyists alike.
The book begins with an introduction by noted iguana biologist Dr. Gordon Burghardt that examines the state of iguana research--past, present, and future--with an emphasis on social behavior. Three major sections follow, each opening with a synthesis by the volume editors, who survey the current status and likely future direction of investigations in the pertinent area. The first section focuses on different aspects of the taxonomic and morphological diversity of iguanas and includes a complete checklist of species. In the second section, contributors address the behavior and ecology of iguanas and provide compelling evidence that both may be far more complex than previously appreciated. The third and final section, highlighting the threats facing iguana populations today, describes the broad array of innovative conservation strategies that will be needed to help ensure their survival.
Illustrated throughout with photographs, distribution maps, tables, and figures, this volume will be the definitive resource for anyone--professional or curious amateur--interested in iguanas.
Hardcover: 372 pages
Publisher: University of California Press; 1 edition (March 3, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.4 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.11 pounds
Lizards, Volumes 1 and 2, provides comprehensive coverage of all known families of lizards. Rogner outlines the geographic distribution along with the natural habitats and lifestyles for each species. The author also draws heavily from the firsthand experiences of herpetological enthusiasts in detailing husbandry practices for feeding; administering vitamin and mineral supplements; breeding; and setting up, heating, lighting, and maintaining vivaria. Detailed descriptions and copious color photos illustrate physical characteristics of the lizards. Volume 1 describes Geckoes, Flap-Footed Lizards, Agamas, Chameleons, Iguanas, Basilisks, and Anoles.
Hardcover: 317 pages
Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company (April 1997)
Product Dimensions: 1.0 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.70 pounds
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Reading level: Ages 4-8
Library Binding: 24 pages
Publisher: Capstone Press (July 15, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 8.2 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.68 ounces
The best selling authors of the Leopard Gecko Manual have joined forces once again with The Herpetoculture of Leopard Geckos, a more advanced and specialized book on the care and breeding of these popular lizards, illustrated with 250 color photos. The book is packed with practical information, such as how to reliably sex juveniles, optimal feeding methods, cannibalism and social behaviors, and the effects of incubation temperatures. Chapters are dedicated to cutting-edge husbandry methods, including designing naturalistic and mixed species vivaria. Breeding methods for optimum production and health are presented in great detail. All current morphs and their known genetics are identified, allowing hobbyists to predict breeding outcomes and produce new variants. The book ends with the most complete section on diseases of leopard geckos and their treatment assembled to date, and concludes with the authors' views on the future of the hobby.
Paperback: 260 pages
Publisher: Advanced Visions Inc. (July 22, 2005)
From the authoritative author on reptile and amphibian care comes this revised and updated version of The Leopard Gecko Manual. Philippe de Vosjoli provides the essential information for selecting leopard geckos, designing vivaria, and general care, including feeding and breeding. He even includes other gecko species and compatible reptiles and amphibians.
The top gecko people in the country collaborated to write this book, and the information is extensive, but simple to understand. It goes beyond the beginner's how to set up a tank and feeding, and gets into breeding for different colors and all the different 'morphs' that have been created so far, with many good pictures. It is the most up-to-date so far in terms of new morphs (colors). After reading it the first time, I like to keep looking through it just for the pictures and to re-read the information on genetics 101. Besides being great little pets who will sit on your shoulder, Leopard Geckos are a popular classroom tool for teaching genetics at high school and college level, and I recommend this book for teachers and students. Most other Gecko books you pick up at the Pet Shop are not worth keeping.
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Advanced Vivarium Systems; Updated edition (March 2003)
Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.40 ounces
Last update : 05/05/2006