Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Firefly Books (September 14, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.9 x 11.2 inches
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Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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This book only skims the very surface of reptile husbandry and the profile of vivarium animals are not well explained, if at all. There's barely any info on how to set up an attractive vivarium and it's also lacking many things a good reptile husbandry book should have (nutritional values of foods, supplementing frequency, lighting & heating brands, etc). I've also seen some wild-assed spectulation (WAS) on certain areas; it often leaves the reader confused. There are also several husbandry errors and outdated info. The only thing positive I can say about this book is the abundance of full color pictures. If you must buy this book, please don't use it as your only source of info.
This book was a complete waste of my time. Fortunately I got it from our local library. The selection of animals is quite limited with some taxa not even featured with a photo. It is more about animals than plants or vivaria per se, and yet, as said, the animals receive only cursory treatments. What is this book for? I suspect it exists to sell books for the company and is not in existence to help new vivaria-ists. Stay away!
It's not the best Reptile and Amphibians book, but it gives you a very good idea of the animals and their needs.Most of the described animals don't have a picture, so you really don't get the complete idea of them.It's a good starter book, but certainly not for those that already know the basics for reptiles and amphibians.
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