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Crested Geckos

Illustrated with over 150 color photographs, Crested Geckos is an authoritative, visual guide to this very popular lizard species. For their amazing colors and patterns, low maintenance requirements, longevity, and attractive appearance, crested geckos have captured the fancy of hobbyists. Crested Geckos provides guidelines for keepers who wish to select a crested gecko to add to their vivarium and to maintain their pet in excellent health and condition. Author Philippe de Vosjoli provides an introduction to crested gecko, including information about purchasing a healthy pet, handling, heating and housing, water and feeding, life cycle and sexing, and breeding. A separate chapter on diseases and disorders provides solid info on the health needs of these rewarding reptiles, including recognizing signs of disease, tail loss and pelvic deformities. The author has also written two chapters devoted to the color of crested geckos, their most alluring feature for many herpetoculturists. The chapters include discussions of color changes (as the gecko matures) and morphs, heavily illustrated with photographs of unusually colored crested geckos. For crested gecko keepers looking to expand their home populations, a chapter on the Rhacodactylus species describes five species with similar requirements despite their significantly different appearances, from the medium-sized knobby-headed gargoyle gecko to the giant Rhacodactylus leachianus.

Paperback: 96 pages

Publisher: Lumina Media; 1 edition (April 8, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1620081466

ISBN-13: 978-1620081464

Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #188,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #28 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Pets & Animal Care > Reptiles & Amphibians

First, I have to say that I'm not really knowledgeable on Crested Geckos or any other lizard, since I don't have one, but have read a lot about Crested Geckos online and have found them fascinating and appealing. They are also easy to care for compared to other types of pet lizards, especially since Allen Repashy spent years in research and development, sparing no expense, to develop the commercially available Crested Gecko Diet, which is a totally nutritious diet for them (powder to mix with water, comes in different delicious fruit flavors). The author of this book, Philippe De Vosjoli, is the co-author with Frank Fast and Allen Repashy of a longer book on Crested Geckos and related species called Rhacodactylus: A Complete Guide to their Selection and Care. This book is considered the "Bible" on Crested Geckos and related species. Though there is a lot of info online about Cresties, I wanted to get an authoritative reference book just in case I ever wanted to get a Crested Gecko in the future. The book written by the three expert gentlemen is out of print, there's no plans for another edition, and used copies sell for about $140!Instead, I decided to get this smaller book by one of the three experts. He has done an excellent job of presenting the most important info about Crested Geckos in concise chapters. In addition, he's used many beautiful color photographs (on quality glossy paper) to illustrate many of the important points about Crested Geckos, instead of relying mostly on text with a few color photos. These photos illustrate different topics covered in the chapters, such as Life Cycle and Sexing, Color Change, Morphs (the different colors & patterns of Cresties), Housing, Feeding, Diseases and Disorders, and Breeding.

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