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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 5, 1999
Format: Paperback
this is a great book for anyone who owns leopard geckos! it packs a lot of information into one little book and covers what you would need to know to take care of your gecko. if you have or are getting a leopard gecko this book is a great reference guide and can help to keep your gecko healthy and happy! a must have for the leopard gecko owner!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on July 28, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book has many nice gecko pictures (some not of leopard geckos)except for the brutal pictures of geckos being eaten by creepy predators like gigantic spiders and scorpians. Don't worry, the pictures are in the back (or more specifically, page 55). Because of those pictures, it's not the best book for young children that don't understand "The Circle Of Life".

Besides the pictures, it has the perfect amount of information for old and new gecko owners. The author talks to you like a best friend and each chapter is useful in some way.

1.Choosing A Leopard Gecko

2.Housing Leopard Geckos

3.Food and Water (WARNING MICE LOVERS: This has pics of baby mice being eaten by geckos. Don't worry, baby mice for food is optional.)

4.Breeding

5.Health (and how to cure the problems if they happen)

6.Other Geckos (this is where the bad pics are!)

And a glossary.

Besides the interesting pics that can break a heart and the health problems that will make you a tiny bit nervous for your gecko's health, it's a brilliant book that makes you feel like a friend of the author and a good gecko owner!!!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book is PERFECT for anyone who owns, or has any type of interest in Leopard Geckos. The book has GREAT quality, with thick pages, beautiful LAMINATED PHOTOS, and it is easily understood by anyone! The author keeps things simple to make it understandable for anyone. I was amazed after reading the book in two days, by how much was covered in only 65 pages! I recommend this book to ANYBODY...if you see it, BUY IT.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 19, 2005
Format: Paperback
The information is great minus one the, the handleing section. When i got my leopard gecko, i never read any books. I went to the pet store and talked to them. Everytime i was there i held my Emeril (thats my geckos name). OK, so yes they have sensitive tails and sharp nails, but they dont get caught in fabric that easily. I have had mine for 3 years and have held him and let him walk all over me and my bed and teh counter. and he is fine. still with his tail, and all his fingers. So please, hold your gecko and ignore tht section!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on March 27, 2000
Format: Paperback
I purchased this book and the first of my three leopard geckos 18 months ago. It has served me very well with clear practical guidelines for setting up a gecko-friendly environment, providing good day to day care, identifying and dealing with health problems, breeding. The book also provides interesting background information about geckos. It is well-written and nicely designed with many attractive color photographs. Ray Hunziker appears to have the well-being of both geckos and owners in mind: He tells you that geckos don't like to be handled and suggests you handle them as little as possible. He provides a wide range of choices for the environment and the care of geckos, accommodating owners' differing esthetics and budgets.
My copy of the book went to school with a grandchild and has not returned, so I am about to purchase a second copy. One of my female geckos is laying eggs, so I need my Hunziker.
This an exceptionally useful and attractive guide.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on November 11, 2000
Format: Paperback
I orignally purchased this book for my brother who is an avid leopard gecko fan and wanted to breed his geckos. I found it very informative from a beginners standpoint, but I thought there would be more on breeding and less on 'other types of geckos'. Either way, it was my bit of fun learning for the day!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 1, 2009
Since the book was written in the 90s I have to honestly say I don't recommend this book to anyone just getting started with leopard geckos. At the time of this publication there were only 2 types of leos in captivity enough to even warrant mentioning, High Yellow and Normal Phase. Many advancements have been made since the printing of this book.

The book itself was very well written I thought. But due to it's age and lack of information about current morphs and how to get them, and lack of recent advancements in care and overall knowledge of the species, I'd say this book is probably not one you would want to read especially if you are interested in learning about the dozens of morphs out there.

For general purpose care and keeping this book is fine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 31, 2009
Format: Paperback
My son and I bought a Leopard Gecko at the pet store and on the way to the register asked if they had any books on caring for one. This was the only book they had so I didn't expect alot. I was so surprised. While I was just looking for some basic information, I was thrilled that it was so easy to read and read as if we were reading a great letter from a friend who knows everything about Gecko's and their care. While I was sad to read the part about not being able to handle them much, I think that for my 8 year old son, it just affirmed that we need to be incredibly careful if we do and that it isn't a toy for him and his friends. I felt the chapters were broken down in a way that made quick referencing a breeze as well. My son says " I am glad I learned how to be careful so that I won't cause him to lose his tail". We also enjoyed looking at all the great colored photos of Leopard Gecko's. This book is highly recommended, Enjoy!
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on April 14, 2009
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
I really like this book. I bought it because I recently purchased a Leopard Gecko and because I am a first time owner I thought it would be best to learn a little about them. The book has been very helpful in making sure my Leo gets what he needs for nutrition and also he recently had a problem with shedding his skin and the book told me what I needed to do. It is a good price and a smart buy for the beginner!
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on October 8, 2014
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
Great book - most of the care guides tend to focus heavily on breeding. We have no intention of breeding our gecko but wanted a good book on the 'care and feeding' of them. This was a good option. I reviewed another care guide for leopard geckos (and one for bearded dragons) that also would be a good choice for someone looking for care information without focusing heavily on breeding instructions.
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