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Turtles and Tortoises (Complete Pet Owner's Manual) Paperback – October 1, 1996


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Product Details

  • Series: Complete Pet Owner's Manual
  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (October 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812097122
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812097122
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 6.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.3 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,446,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Information and advice to help you take good care of your turtles and tortoises


Typical turtles and tortoises:
varieties, traits, behavior, and more

Expert advice:
feeding, determining sex, breeding, health care, and more

Understanding turtles and tortoises: body language, changes in appearance, and their meanings

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You can keep those eyes bright and your pet active for many years to come. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Great information, lots of pictures, great references.
S.J. Madera
My turtle is several years old now, and is very happy and healthy.
Kala
This is a good starter book on what turtles and tortoises require.
33 year old lawyer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

58 of 61 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 20, 1998
Format: Paperback
Though inexpensive, this book provides a wealth of excellent information. It is the most used book in my extensive collection of turtle identification and care books. All turtle owners, beginners and experienced alike, should have this book.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By S.J.Bettwy on May 2, 2000
Format: Paperback
For such little investment a wealth of information. From species identification and care basics to 72 color pictures and great tips from true turtle experts. This is a must for a turtle enthusiasts library!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By MT on January 9, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is a great book to get you started in the hobby. This book is loaded with valuable information in an easy to read format with loads of pictures and examples. The basics are covered as well as a few of the more in depth topics. The chapters on breeding and hybernating are a little confusing and more information and ideas could have been added. The differences in the requirments needed by different species could have been covered also. This is a general care book. Nothing to fancy. If you want specifics buy a book on the species you are interested in.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kala TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 20, 2003
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When I got my turtle, Tim, I didn't know a thing about turtles - so I got this book as well as did a ton of research online. This book has TONS of good information (and pictures) about how to care for and house turtles. My turtle is several years old now, and is very happy and healthy. I recommend this to anyone who is looking to get a pet turtle. The reality of turtle-keeping is that it is a LOT of work. Turtles are dirty, and even with high powered filters their tanks need constant cleaning. I didn't know what I was getting in to, but it's worth the effort! Turtles are wonderful pets, and this book will give you all the basic information you need to know.
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By Cathy Ralston on December 2, 2012
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We are giving this book to our grandson for this Christmas. He has had a turtle all summer and just this fall he lost it. Hope this book will help him with his next one.
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