Popular Tortoises By Philippe de Vosjoli. 70 Pages. ©1996.
Tortoises are among the most endangered families of reptiles; thus choosing one for a pet carries a large amount of responsibility. Use this comprehensive manual to guide you through the various life stages of a tortoise so you may give your pet a long a healthy life. Everything you need to know from how to select the right tortoise – including personality differences between species and how to determine the sex of your tortoise – to housing information is featured in this book.
Other topics discussed in this revised version are: food and water requirements; proper hibernation and quarantine techniques; and common diseases, disorders and treatments. Updated photos and information on a variety of popular tortoises, such as leopard, African spurred, Russian, pancake, red- and yellow-footed, and Burmese brown, are also included.
Table of Contents
- General Information: Before You Buy
- Guidelines for Selecting Healthy Animals
- Quarantine and Acclimation
- Heating, Lighting, and Humidity
- Feeding and Watering
- Hibernation (Brumation)
- Ontogeny and Life Stages
- Notes on Various Species
- Diseases and Disorders
- Unwanted Tortoises
- Recommended Reading
The highly acclaimed Advanced Vivarium Systems® books, founded and guided by herpetocultural pioneer Philippe de Vosjoli, are the No. 1 books on reptile care. From Choosing a pet, to selecting a veterinarian, to feeding, housing, breeding, and more, these books deliver the most helpful and up-to-date information available on popular reptiles and amphibians kept as pets.