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In this Advanced Vivarium Systems book Turtles & Tortoises, beginning hobbyists of all ages will find amazing facts and useful information about turtles and tortoises from around the world. Author Russ Case, a noted author and reptile and amphibian specialist, recommends the best twelve turtles and tortoises for first-time keepers, not counting, of course, the familiar box turtle. From the smaller examples, like the mud turtle that grows only 5 inches, to the Galapagos giant tortoise, which can weigh over 700 pounds, Turtles & Tortoises opens up the whole captivating world of chelonians to the reader. This colorful guide covers the origins of these fascinating creatures as well as the health, feeding, housing, and care of these fascinating creatures. Sidebars throughout offer facts, tips, and advice. Glossary of terms.
A guide to turtles and tortoises provides general facts about their characteristics and habitats, explains which ones make the best pets, and describes how to create the best environment for a pet turtle.
Number of Pages: 128
Sub-Genre: Marine Life, Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology, Reptiles + Amphibians, Reptiles + Amphibians + Terrariums
Series Title: Beginning Vivarium Systems
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Author: Russ Case
Street Date: June 30, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-5257