practical encyclopedia of keeping and breeding tortoises and freshwater turtles

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Practical Encyclopedia Of Keeping And Breeding Tortoises And Freshwater Turtles

Author : A. C. Highfield
ISBN : 1873943067
Genre : Reference
File Size : 84. 43 MB
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This comprehensive reference text provides information on the captive maintenance of tortoises and turtles. It contains detailed sections on housing, feeding, diseases and treatments.

Turtles In Captivity

Author : Russ Gurley
ISBN : 9780985293673
Genre : Pets
File Size : 82. 72 MB
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Turtles in Captivity by Russ Gurley The keeping of freshwater turtles continues to be one of the fastest growing and most energized branches of herpetoculture. In Turtles in Captivity, Russ Gurley, Director of the Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group presents information and ideas that can help keepers enhance their work and help them provide more interesting and appropriate environments for their turtles. This book contains captive care tips, indoor and outdoor enclosure ideas, and feeding information, as well as health concerns faced by many turtle keepers. Also included are individual species accounts which include information and beautiful photos of the most exciting species being kept and bred by turtle hobbyists around the world.

Popular Tortoises

Author : Phillippe De Vosjoli
ISBN : 9781620080221
Genre : Pets
File Size : 73. 13 MB
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Tortoises are simply vegetable-eating turtles, and because of their easycare requirements they are among the most popular of all herps kept as pets. This colorful and informative guide proves the perfect introduction to these attractive reptiles. Author Philippe de Vosjoli provides guidelines for selecting and keeping the most popular tortoises, highlighting the leopard tortoise, African spurred tortoise, red-footed tortoise, Russian tortoise, and pancake tortoise. For each he provides insight into size, sexing, housing, temperature requirement, feeding, hibernation, breeding, and more. This Advanced Vivarium Systems title includes information about selecting a healthy example, quarantine and acclimation considerations, housing needs, water and feeding, as well as solid advice about keeping tortoises healthy. A separate chapter on diseases and disorders provides a complete primer on the health needs and veterinary care of these rewarding reptiles.

Red Footed Tortoises In Captivity

Author : Amanda Ebenhack
ISBN : 9781938850011
Genre : Pets
File Size : 47. 81 MB
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Captive Care and breeding information for the care of Red-footed and Yellowfooted tortoises

Russian Tortoises In Captivity

Author : Jerry D Fife
ISBN : 9781938850035
Genre : Pets
File Size : 20. 71 MB
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This book Gives you everything you need to know on how to care for and keep this animal in captivity. It also discusses Greek Tortoises, Herman’s Tortoise, and Margenated Tortoises with a chapter of captive breeding

Turtles Of The Southeast

Author : Kurt Buhlmann
ISBN : 0820329029
Genre : Nature
File Size : 80. 77 MB
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Seventy-five percent of the turtle species in the United States can be found in the Southeast. In fact, the region is second only to parts of Asia in its number of native turtles. Filled with more than two hundred color photographs and written with a special focus on conservation, this guide covers forty-five species of this nonthreatening, ancient lineage of long-lived reptiles. Heavily illustrated, fact-filled descriptions of each species and its habitat comprise the heart of the book. Species accounts cover such information as descriptions of adults and hatchlings; key identifiers including size, distinctive characters and markings; land, river, pond, and wetland habitats; behaviors and activities; food and diet; reproduction; predators and defense; and conservation issues. Also included is a wealth of general information about the importance of turtle conservation and the biology, diversity, and life history of turtles. Discussed are distinguishing turtle characteristics; differences among turtles, tortoises, and terrapins; shell structure and architecture; reproduction and longevity; turtle predators and defense mechanisms; and turtle activities such as basking, hibernation, aestivation, and seasonal movement. Useful information about the interactions of humans and turtles is also covered: species that are likely to be commonly encountered, turtles as pets, and more. Clearly written, cleanly designed, and fun to use, the guide will promote a better understanding of the habitat needs of, and environmental challenges to, this fascinating group of animals. Features: In-depth descriptions of the forty-two native species Conservation-oriented approach More than two hundred color photographs Nearly forty distribution maps Clear descriptions of each species, including differences in the appearance of young and mature turtles “Did You Know?” sidebars of interesting turtle facts Size charts; key identifiers; and information about habitat, behavior and activity, food and feeding, reproduction, predators and defense, and conservation

Reptile Medicine And Surgery

Author : Stephen J. Divers
ISBN : 9781416064770
Genre : Medical
File Size : 34. 75 MB
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This outstanding clinical reference provides valuable insights into solving clinical dilemmas, formulating diagnoses, developing therapeutic plans, and verifying drug dosages for both reptiles and amphibians. The information is outlined in an easy-to-use format for quick access that is essential for emergency and clinical situations. Discusses veterinary medicine and surgery for both reptiles and amphibians Features complete biology of snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodilians Provides step-by-step guidelines for performing special techniques and procedures such as anesthesia, clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging, euthanasia and necropsy, fracture management, soft tissue surgery, and therapeutics Covers specific diseases and conditions such as anorexia, aural abscesses, and digit abnormalities in a separate alphabetically organized section 53 expert authors contribute crucial information to the study of reptiles and offer their unique perspectives on particular areas of study The expansive appendix includes a reptile and amphibian formulary A new full-color format features a wealth of vivid images and features that highlight important concepts and bring key procedures to life 29 new chapters covering diverse topics such as stress in captive reptiles, emergency and critical care, ultrasound, endoscopy, and working with venomous species Many new expert contributors that share valuable knowledge and insights from their experiences in practicing reptile medicine and surgery Unique coverage of cutting-edge imaging techniques, including CT and MRI

The Redfoot Manual

Author : Mike Pingleton
ISBN : 9781441494030
Genre : Turtles
File Size : 56. 21 MB
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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.

The Reproductive Biology Of The Chelonia

Author : Gerald Kuchling
ISBN : 9783642804144
Genre : Science
File Size : 72. 42 MB
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Essentials Of Tortoise Medicine And Surgery

Author : John Chitty
ISBN : 9781118583982
Genre : Medical
File Size : 23. 24 MB
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Reach for this book whenever a sick or injured tortoise comes into the surgery. Essentials of Tortoise Medicine and Surgery is designed as a concise and practical quick reference for the busy practitioner seeing chelonians as part of their caseload. Covering everything from species identification to common basic surgery for tortoises and freshwater turtles, the emphasis is on the more common and likely diagnoses. The first section of the book gives an overview of the basics of tortoise and semi-aquatic/ aquatic freshwater turtle husbandry and keeping, as well as a guide to general investigation and diagnostic techniques open to clinicians. The second section provides a clinical guide based on clinical signs and differential diagnoses. Based upon the experience of authors who have been practicing with these species for several decades, this book is a useful guide to veterinarians, students, veterinary nurses and technicians new to working with these fascinating creatures. It will also serve as a useful aide memoire to more experienced clinicians.

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