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Lizard Care from A to Z Paperback – May 1, 1997


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (May 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812098102
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812098105
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 6.6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,501,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book provides terrarium hobbyists with detailed information on the traits and needs of many collectible lizard species. Different lizards require different diets and housing environments, and the authors--widely respected experts on amphibians and reptiles--have the answers to all of your questions. Filled with color photos, scientifically accurate line art, a glossary, and a bibliography. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A great read and very informational.
Kathy Marsh
People planning on keeping lizards as pets should have this book.
Cherie Grulich
This book answered all of my questions and more.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By W. Paul W. on December 15, 2004
Format: Paperback
but mixed in quality. This book is possibly very helpful if you're new to lizards and are looking for an overview on some species, just to see what's interesting. However, although the bulk of the care is accurate, there are parts I disagree with; as another reviewer noted, they state you can put four leopard geckos in a ten gallon tank, which is unreal; I'd say maybe 2 in a ten gallon. Lots of the cage sizes they mention seem off, one way or the other, but the novice, at whom this book is aimed, won't know that, because they lack experince.

As far as general care goes, I think they got most of the diets right, as well as general temperatures, etc. but there is no real in depth guide to care; breeding info, or really good specific information is scarce. Also, it seems some of thier species are out of date, by which I mean, many formerly common but now harder to come by species (which again, the novice likely won't find) are covered, whereas many now common species aren't. I can't really reccomend this book; look at online dealers (easy to find) and pet stores to figure what lizards appeal to you, and just go ahead and do more specific research; there are books on most particular species common to the trade, as well as mailing list, etc. where you can get equally good or better info, of a greater depth.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 21, 1999
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this book due to its wide variety of infomation and all of the great illustrations and diagrams on how to acutally set up the terrarium for the lizards. I currently use several of the books ideas for my lizard collection. I give this book two thumbs up.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 8, 1999
Format: Paperback
The vast majority of info in the book was 100% accurate. However, I disagree with several cage sizes he reccomends. His savvana cgae size is somewhat larger than most people use, and his statment that you could put 4 leopard geckos in a 10 gallon seemed a bit unreal. Most leo breeders say no more than 2 in a ten gallon. Otherwise, a prefect book
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 25, 2003
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I was expecting something a little more in depth. The Uromastyx section should really not be trusted. I reccomend joining a mailing list for your particular species.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By micah on July 7, 2001
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lizard care from a to z is the most comprehensive and informative book on reptile care that i have read in a long time. a variety of species are covered in considerable depth. it also includes information on cage construction, and general rules of thumb for the care of most common (and many uncommon) species found in the pet industry. an absolute must-buy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paige Turner on December 5, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is like a more extensive version of "Lizards: A complete pet owners manual" by Harald Jes. R.D. Bartlett and Patricia Bartlett have written this exhaustive (178 pages) book. It must be great fun in the house of this couple, who seem to have a true love affair with lizards. Like "Lizards," it contains many photographs and does a great job detailing the basics of lizard care for pet owners. The difference is this book goes into a lot more detail.

Sometimes I find that although there is a lot of good information on the internet, if you really want to learn something, you have to do it the old-fashioned way: read a book. I consider this book the definitive reference guide to raising, breeding, and understanding lizards. This book is a wonderful guide for Herpetoculturists (which the authors teach us are distinct from Herpetologists).
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By Robert Thomas on January 3, 2014
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I LOVE this book it has beautiful pictures and nicely detailed it's more than I expected worth every penny that I spent for it :)
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