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Frogs and Toads: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet Hardcover – March 17, 1998


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Product Details

  • Series: Happy Healthy Pet (Book 63)
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Howell Book House; 1 edition (March 17, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0876054440
  • ISBN-13: 978-0876054444
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,919,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

At last, a book for frog and toad owners that provides complete information on how to keep these fascinating animals. You'll learn all you need to know about setting up the right kind of housing for your frog or toad—be it a terrestrial, aquatic or semiaquatic species. You'll also find out how to properly feed your pet, how to keep your frog or toad healthy, including proper house-cleaning, and how to handle your pet so that both of you remain in top condition. Best of all, this book provides a detailed discussion of over 50 species that are widely available in the U.S., with fabulous photographs of both the favorite pet species and of exotic frogs and toads from around the world. Info-packed sidebars make caring for your pet easy and enjoyable.

About the Author

STEVE GRENARD is an award herpetologist with over thiry years of experience in the study, care and keeping of reptiles and amphibians. He is the author of The Lizard: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet and of several herpetology texts and maintains the HerpMed Web site on the World Wide Web.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 28, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book is great for the beginner frogger, the experienced frogger, and everyone in between. Very informative, easy to understand, and written with the person who needs a quick reference in mind!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sunny Sewing Honeybee on June 25, 2006
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If you're interested in frogs in general and would like to find out information about them, you'll probably enjoy this book for its many facts and profiles. It's almost like a frog magazine that has short articles on various species.

If you're interested in owning a frog but don't yet know much about any species, you'll enjoy the brief explanations of the various types of frogs and their housing requirements. The profiles of species span nearly half of the book's length, offering many choices for future frog owners.

Unfortunately, if you already have frogs or are already decided on what species you want to own, this book doesn't have the detailed care information you'll want and need in order to properly care for your pet(s). As the author states, "This slim volume is by no means the end-all . . . so you may want to locate and purchase additional . . . material on the frog or toad that you own" (p. 40). As an example, there were less than two dozen lines about both of the species of frogs I have, combined, and it was all basic. It's important for purchasers to realize this book is not all-inclusive, unlike the back cover copy above claims.

While this book is an excellent, fun, and educational overview for those interested in frogs in general, it isn't a book suited to those who need species-specific care information. For that, you may have more luck by searching the Internet for fan sites and mailing lists. The book also needs some updating--only one of the websites mentioned in the back is still online.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne on March 19, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I liked this book alot. It's pretty informative and mentions alot of different species of frogs/toads. I have toads, and it was hard to find a book about them. It's also great for beginners.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "jwshiiq" on March 18, 2001
Format: Hardcover
For the money, probably the best value on the subject. Very informative. Lots of color pictures. Describes dozens and dozens of animals, with feeding, housing, climate and related information. Also lists resources in back of book: where to find live food and climate equipment, as well as additional reading material. And much, much more. Wow!
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John someone on November 20, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I am a new frog keeper, but yet, I know some things about frogs. I bought this book because I read the previous customer comments about this book. This book says about almost anything but it doesn't bother to explain how things work. For example, while I was needed to know the use of a heat mat, the book didn't say how you must use it. I'm also still concerned about the top of a terrarium (must it be a closed one or not?) How exactly I use vitamins with food? It contains many information but only as Titles and a few comments! (well, not bad for the money)
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