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Crested Geckos: From the Experts at Advanced Vivarium Systems [Kindle Edition]

Philippe De Vosjoli
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Illustrated with over 150 color photographs, Crested Geckos is an authoritative, visual guide to this very popular lizard species. For their amazing colors and patterns, low maintenance requirements, longevity, and attractive appearance, crested geckos have captured the fancy of hobbyists. Crested Geckos provides guidelines for keepers who wish to select a crested gecko to add to their vivarium and to maintain their pet in excellent health and condition. Author Philippe de Vosjoli provides an introduction to crested gecko, including information about purchasing a healthy pet, handling, heating and housing, water and feeding, life cycle and sexing, and breeding. A separate chapter on diseases and disorders provides solid info on the health needs of these rewarding reptiles, including recognizing signs of disease, tail loss and pelvic deformities. The author has also written two chapters devoted to the color of crested geckos, their most alluring feature for many herpetoculturists. The chapters include discussions of color changes (as the gecko matures) and morphs, heavily illustrated with photographs of unusually colored crested geckos. For crested gecko keepers looking to expand their home populations, a chapter on the Rhacodactylus species describes five species with similar requirements despite their significantly different appearances, from the medium-sized knobby-headed gargoyle gecko to the giant Rhacodactylus leachianus.

Product Details

  • File Size: 13247 KB
  • Print Length: 94 pages
  • Publisher: Advanced Vivarium Systems (January 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006OGMUZ2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #492,380 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book for beginners August 2, 2008
I'm quite satisfied with this book, ideal for beginners or for people who are thinking should I or shouldn't I keep crested geckos.
There's a lot of information, and for people who don't like to read, a lot of pictures.
I'm glad I purchased the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I wish this was a longer book! July 6, 2013
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First, I have to say that I'm not really knowledgeable on Crested Geckos or any other lizard, since I don't have one, but have read a lot about Crested Geckos online and have found them fascinating and appealing. They are also easy to care for compared to other types of pet lizards, especially since Allen Repashy spent years in research and development, sparing no expense, to develop the commercially available Crested Gecko Diet, which is a totally nutritious diet for them (powder to mix with water, comes in different delicious fruit flavors). The author of this book, Philippe De Vosjoli, is the co-author with Frank Fast and Allen Repashy of a longer book on Crested Geckos and related species called Rhacodactylus: A Complete Guide to their Selection and Care. This book is considered the "Bible" on Crested Geckos and related species. Though there is a lot of info online about Cresties, I wanted to get an authoritative reference book just in case I ever wanted to get a Crested Gecko in the future. The book written by the three expert gentlemen is out of print, there's no plans for another edition, and used copies sell for about $140!

Instead, I decided to get this smaller book by one of the three experts. He has done an excellent job of presenting the most important info about Crested Geckos in concise chapters. In addition, he's used many beautiful color photographs (on quality glossy paper) to illustrate many of the important points about Crested Geckos, instead of relying mostly on text with a few color photos. These photos illustrate different topics covered in the chapters, such as Life Cycle and Sexing, Color Change, Morphs (the different colors & patterns of Cresties), Housing, Feeding, Diseases and Disorders, and Breeding.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Expert Advice December 23, 2012
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This book is written by one of the foremost authorities in the field. Good information, thorough and trustworthy advice. Well worth the price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for April 26, 2013
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This book is concise and easy to read. We were given a crested gecko, and I wish I had read this book as soon as we got him. We have had reptiles before, but the crested gecko is a little different. We would have fed him differently, and housed him differently if we had this information to begin with. Even if you trust your word-of-mouth sources, they might have inadvertently left something out. This book answered my questions, and I hope it does the same for you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Better Care Books Out There March 10, 2014
By M. Jay
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The writer states that he is experimenting with a new care book layout with the book. He decided to use more photos and less writing for readers to learn observantly. This works well in some parts of the book, like sexing, color change, and morphs. However, I think it could've used more info and I felt like I had learned more on the care of this species from online forums and videos than I did from this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good basic info May 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
while the book is a good starter look at crested geckos, it fails to add any depth or insight. how does their digestive system work? what are their mating habits? i will look around for another book. i was disappointed to find this book did not even provide guidance on how to house crickets.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crested gecko book December 8, 2012
By bev
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Really great book more pictures and great detail needs to be sold in pet stores like pet smart and pet co.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nice read January 15, 2008
excellent book, great photos to help id all these fancy terms people are giving the new color varieties being produced
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent book lots of info. thanks
Published 5 months ago by Kristin H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book For Crested Geckos
Has a ton of information and it isn't boring and generic like the Adam Black crested gecko book. The author uses his own photographs to show you almost everything he's telling you... Read more
Published 5 months ago by gecko123
5.0 out of 5 stars great book. I bought it for my 10 yr ...
great book. I bought it for my 10 yr old son who has to cresties. Excellent information.
Published 5 months ago by animalzoos
2.0 out of 5 stars Nothing you can't find on the internet
The information in the book is out of date and needs a revision. There 're better products to offer for these lizards. Read more
Published 5 months ago by I love this game. It is always fun and entertaining! There are a few glitches, but you get that anywhere. Awesome game!
3.0 out of 5 stars Good information
Would have liked more pictures for my son. He got bored with the book pretty quickly. Good information though. Thanks
Published 17 months ago by Sarah Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Extremely informative and helpful in the care of my baby crested. I love all of the books "From the Experts at Advanced Vivarium Systems. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great beginners guide!
This is a great beginners guide. It is a quick and simple read. It gives you all the basic care information. It is a very good book.
Published 20 months ago by Emily Malin
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good read
This was a really good book, I as m thinking of getting a crested gecko and this was great for care information. Also liked the section on safe plants to use in a live vivarium.
Published 20 months ago by Christi
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoy any Crested Gecko information, however this book is especially...
Excellent book, written a top quality expert in the field of herpetology - I recommend that you read it from cover to cover before you acquire a Crested Gecko. Read more
Published 21 months ago by J. Kromrie
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More About the Author

Philippe de Vosjoli is a bestselling writer and publisher with varied interests, including amphibians, reptiles, unusual plants, the role of hallucinogenic plants in the evolution of culture and religion, and how the rise of the parallel reality of cyberspace will impact our future. He is also the author of the acclaimed children's book, The Legend of Atticus Rex.

I AM the Other and The CyberBardos are his first adult novels exploring how virtual realities and emerging cyberentities will alter relationships and shatter our notions of what we call Reality. More are on the way.

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