Author: A. C. Highfield,Nadine Highfield
A 'one-stop' source of advice and valuable guidance on all aspects of keeping a wide variety of tortoise species. It includes essential information on protection of the species in the wild, export bans and buying with confidence from a reputable vendor.
Facts and Information. Daily Care, Pro's and Cons, Cages, Costs, Diet, Breeding All Covered
Author: George Hoppendale
Growing up with animals, I have learnt so much about taking care of them. The most amazing thing about pets is the fact that they are so unconditional and so grateful for every small act of kindness. It is rather humbling to see how warm hearted animals can actually be. I would have never had the wonderful opportunity of dealing with tortoises and other animals, if it had not been for my family, especially my father. Animals were the centre of all our activities when I grew up. There was not a single day that did not begin with a discussion about our pets. What to feed them? What is the most nutritious thing to feed them? These were common dinner table conversations in our house. So, needless to say, I have had a lot of practical training and experience with respect to taking care of different breeds of animals. Today, I am in a very privileged place where I can share this information with pet lovers across the globe. I love Emily, my Russian Tortoise. In this book, I've explained my experience with my tortoise. I've included all these topics and more: pros and cons, keeping, daily care, costs, diet, breeding, cages, lightning, heating, interacting and where to buy. I explain all aspects of keeping a Russian Tortoise as a pet to make sure that your tortoise will be has happy as mine! Mine is funny and makes me laugh, I hope yours will be funny too!
Author: Liz Palika
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Coexisting with a turtle or tortoise may not be a warm and fuzzy experience, but it definitely has its rewards. And with more than 250 species to choose from, you’re bound to find one that’s right for you. Looks-wise, they can range from very plain and unadorned to a brightly colored and embellished with every manner of crest, crown, spike, and dewlap. As for personality, you’d be amazed at how very different they can be, ranging from shy and withdrawn, to outgoing and friendly, to outright aggressive. And when it comes to longevity, well, let’s just say that when you commit to a turtle or tortoise, you’re in it for the long haul. For example, the standard American box turtle can live more than 125 years, a leopard tortoise has a life span of up to 100 years, and an aldabran tortoise can live to be more than 200 years old! This fun guide will help you choose the perfect turtle or tortoise for your lifestyle and give it the care it needs to thrive. Turtle and tortoise expert Liz Palika provides cl ear, step-by-step instructions on how to: Select the appropriate turtle or tortoise Provide a suitable environment for your new pal Care for a variety of chelonian (turtle and tortoise) species Supply you pet with a satisfying and healthy diet Create an indoor or outdoor home Understand your turtle’s or tortoise’s special needs Generously illustrated with line drawings and high-quality photographs, Turtles & Tortoises For Dummies covers all the bases. Topics covered include: Deciding whether a turtle or tortoise is right for you Choosing between a turtle and tortoise Who’s Who of turtles and tortoises—a complete guide to dozens of species, where they’re from, what they’re like, and how they are as pets Creating a safe and healthy environment for your pet Recognizing and treating common health problems and finding a good veterinarian to help you care for your chelonian Turtles & Tortoises For Dummies is your fun guide to selecting, caring for, and sharing your life with a chelonian.
A Beginner's Guide to the Redfoot Tortoise
Author: Mike Pingleton
Publisher: Mike Pingleton
South American Redfooted Tortoises are growing in popularity among tortoise keepers. Their bright colors, gentle personalities and manageable size make Redfoots a great choice for a pet tortoise. The Redfoot Manual provides information for both new and experienced keepers alike on all aspects of care and maintenance of Redfoots in captivity. Topics covered include:-Advice on how and where to purchase a Redfoot-Information on natural history and behavior-Ideas and requirements for indoor and outdoor housing-Lighting, heat, moisture and other requirements-Nutrition, health, reproduction, and neonate carePacked with over 120 photographs and illustrations, The Redfoot Manual has everything a keeper needs to set up, maintain and enjoy their Redfoot Tortoise.
A Tale of Extinction in Our Lifetime
Author: Craig Britton Stanford
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Tortoises may be the first family of higher animals to become extinct in the coming decades. They are losing the survival race because of what distinguishes them, in particular their slow, steady pace of life and reproduction. The Last Tortoise offers an introduction to these remarkable animals and the extraordinary adaptations that have allowed them to successfully populate a diverse range of habitatsâe"from deserts to islands to tropical forests. The shields that protect their shoulders and ribs have helped them evade predators. They are also safeguarded by their extreme longevity and long period of fertility. Craig Stanford details how human predation has overcome these evolutionary advantages, extinguishing several species and threatening the remaining forty-five. At the center of this beautifully written work is Stanfordâe(tm)s own research in the Mascarene and Galapagos Islands, where the plight of giant tortoise populations illustrates the threat faced by all tortoises. He addresses unique survival problems, from genetic issues to the costs and benefits of different reproductive strategies. Though the picture Stanford draws is bleak, he offers reason for hope in the face of seemingly inevitable tragedy. Like many intractable environmental problems, extinction is not manifest destiny. Focusing on tortoise nurseries and breeding facilities, the substitution of proxy species for extinct tortoises, and the introduction of species to new environments, Stanfordâe(tm)s work makes a persuasive case for the future of the tortoise in all its rich diversity.
Author: Phillip Orso Steinberg
Publisher: Lerner Pub Group
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Discusses keeping reptiles and amphibians as pets and presents instructions for constructing desert, woodland, and semi-acquatic vivariums.
Author: Graham Bennett
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Overloaded with the mass of information on the Internet? Frustrated by how difficult it is to find what you really want? Now you don't need to spend hours browsing around the Internet or grappling with the huge number of "hits" from an Internet search engine: theDirectory of Web Siteswill take you straight to the best educational sites on the Internet. From archaeology to zoology, from dance to technology, theDirectoryprovides information more than 5,500 carefully selected Web sites that represent the best of what the Internet has to offer. The sites are grouped by subject; each one features a full description; and the text is complemented throughout by screenshots and fact boxes. As well, sites have been selected purely on educational merit: all sites with overtly commercial content and influence from Internet providers have been excluded.
Author: Simon Girling
One of a series of books, this volume contains how to choose a healthy tortoise, choosing the right housing, establishing a regular routine of care and advice on feeding.
Author: Hartmut Wilke
Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Schildkröten bevölkern bereits seit Millionen von Jahren unsere Erde. Diese urtümlich gebliebenen "Zeugen der Vergangenheit" faszinieren die Menschen heute mehr denn je. Dr. Hartmut Wilke hat über viele Jahre praktische Erfahrungen im Umgang mit Schildkröten gesammelt und informiert in diesem Ratgeber umfassend über die artgerechte Haltung von Land-, Sumpf- und Wasserschildkröten. Von der Auswahl, Ausstattung, Ernährung bis zur Pflege und Krankheitsvorsorge bleibt nichts unerwähnt, was für ein langes Schildkrötenleben wichtig ist. Auch die artgerechte Beschäftigung kommt nicht zu kurz. Und falls es zu Problemen kommt, bietet ein Extrakapitel Hilfestellung. Zahlreiche Ratgeber-Elemente vermitteln Wissen auf attraktive Weise, z. B. Wussten Sie schon, dass... (Bemerkenswertes über Schildkröten), Aktivtest Mein Heimtier (kleine Tests und Beobachtungsanleitungen, um das eigene Tier besser zu verstehen), Eltern-Extra (Infos für Familien mit Kindern). Plus: Info-Poster zum Heraustrennen.
Author: Ben Team
Publisher: Imb Publishing
Most large tortoises are popular with turtle enthusiasts, but sulcatas are undoubtedly the most beloved of all. Given their impressive size, gentle personalities and attractive markings, this should not be surprising. Unfortunately, many people acquire sulcatas without first learning about their needs, which often leads to frustrated keepers and neglected tortoises. As when caring for any animal as a pet, keepers must learn as much as possible about the biology, behavior and ecology of the species, in order to provide them the highest quality of life possible. Begin that journey inside, by learning about sulcatas, their place in the world and how to provide them with an artificial habitat that meets their needs. The author, Ben Team, is an environmental educator and author with over 16 years of professional reptile-keeping experience. Ben currently maintains www.FootstepsInTheForest.com, where he shares information, narration and observations of the natural world. When not writing about plants, animals and habitats, Ben enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife. Covered in this book: - Acquiring - Anatomy - Behavior - Biology - Breeding - Captive considerations - Daily care - Description - Diet - Ecology - Enclosure - Environment - Health - Husbandry - Interacting - Internal Anatomy - Lighting - Maintenance - Monitoring - Myths and Misunderstandings - Phylogeny - Taxonomy - The ideal environment - Water and Humidity - What you'll need .... and much more
Author: A. C. Highfield
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
a guide to Southern African tortoises, terrapins and turtles
Author: Richard C. Boycott,O. Bourquin
Author: Daniel Grimson
Publisher: Zoodoo Publishing
The African Spurred Tortoise is one of the most popular tortoises today. The Geochelone Sulcata or African Spurred Tortoise or Sulcata is known for its animated personality as well as its toughness. The tortoise is primarily found in the Sahara desert of Africa. The African Spurred Tortoise is the third largest tortoise in the world, and it is the largest tortoise in Africa. The tortoise is given its name because of a very significant characteristic. The front legs of the African Spurred Tortoise have pointed, large scales. It is important that a prospective buyer learns all they can about the animal. If you wish to buy and domesticate African Spurred Tortoises, you should make an attempt to understand the unique mannerisms and antics of the animal. This will enable you to understand the pet better. The main aim of this book is to provide you with all the information that you need to domesticate African Spurred Tortoises. This book will help you to clear up all the questions that you might be having regarding African Spurred Tortoises and their domestication. Covered in this book: - Buying- Care- Costs- Diet- Grooming- Habitat requirements- Health- History- Housing- Pros & cons- Showing- Tips and tricks- Trainin
Author: Liz Palika
You're no idiot, of course, but there's much more to turtle and tortoise care than just a plastic bowl and a sprinkle of food flakes. Turtles and tortoises walked with the dinosaurs, but it's not always easy for them to live with us. Each species has its own complex needs, from the right environment and the right food to the right temperature and humidity. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Turtles & Tortoises is full of comprehensive information on every aspect of turtle and tortoise care, presented in an easily accessible, quick, fun format, with care tips, pitfalls to avoid, and interesting facts. In this Complete Idiot's Guide you get:
Author: B. Bisseru
Diseases of Man Acquired from his Pets provides guideline of the diseases that man may acquire from animals. This book is composed of nine chapters. The chapters are divided broadly into the types of animals kept as pets. This book begins with a general introduction to animal pets. The subsequent chapters deal with diseases acquired from carnivores, birds, and rodents, with a particular emphasis on leptospirosis, which affects rodents, carnivores, farm animals, man and, to a limited extent, birds. These chapters discuss the epidemiology, clinical signs, symptoms and treatment of this infection. These topics are followed by a chapter on Ungulates, which includes farm animals, the occupational hazards of handling large numbers of animals since livestock are in very close contact with the farmer and farm workers. Similarly, the occupational hazards from birds (factory farming) through Newcastle disease, which sometimes affects pet birds (parrots), and other diseases are explored. The remaining chapters concern certain infectious diseases acquired from reptiles, amphibians, fish, and arthropods. This book is of value to practitioners and students, both of human and veterinary medicine, and those interested in animal care.
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