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An entertaining and educational introduction to the world of lizards of all sizes, colors, shapes, and personalities, Lizards provides keepers of all ages with intriguing information about common and unusual lizards. This colorful guide by herp expert Russ Case offers beginners who are looking to adopt a lizard the right guidance for purchasing a healthy specimen and for creating a safe, comfortable home where the pet lizard can thrive. Beginners will learn about the anatomy of lizards and their behavior in the wild and in captivity. The chapter ?Lizard Food" is a lesson in how to provide lizards with the proper nutrients so that owners meet all of the special needs of their pets. The chapter ?Five Most Excellent Lizard Pets" presents the most common species for newcomers, including the leopard gecko, green anole, bearded dragon, Chinese water dragon, blue-tongued skink, each illustrated with color photos and detailed with specific advice about feeding and housing. Additional examples of lizards are covered in ?Other Cool Lizards," such as the green iguana, chameleon, monitor lizard, tokay and day geckos and uromastyx; all of which are fascinating to read about though not recommended for beginners. A chapter on potential health problems gives a


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Pages 120
Publish Date 2006-09-01
Series Beginners Vivarian
Size 0.0" x 0.0" x 0.0"
Author Russ Case

About the Author

Russ Case is the group editor of the monthly magazines Reptiles, Aquarium Fish International, and Freshwater and Marine Aquarium, as well as the annual magazines Reptiles USA, Aquarium USA, and Marine Fish and Reef USA. He lives in Southern California and has been a reptile and amphibian enthusiast since he was a small child exploring the wilds of suburban New Jersey in the 1960s. Lizards are his favorite herps, but he's also very fond of snakes, turtles and amphibians, and he has kept many different types over the years.

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