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Savannah & Grassland Monitors   By Robert George Sprackland, Ph.D. 

70 Pages. ©2000.

Monitors are among the most intelligent of the reptiles and rank as some of the most popular lizards kept as pets.  Robert George Sprackland, an authority on monitor lizards, provides essential information in meeting the needs of grassland species.  From choosing a specimen to housing, feeding, handling, and assessing when to take a monitor to the vet, this book gives you everything you need to know to keep a monitor healthy.  You will find details on the husbandry and breeding of the savannah, white-throat, and Argus monitors, with an emphasis on responsible ownership. 

Robert George Sprackland, Ph. D., has kept reptiles and amphibians since 1964.  His interests focus on evolution, behaviour, ecology, and gerpetoculture.  He was a cofounder of the Kansas Herpetocultural Society and is elected Fellow of the Linnean and Zoological Societies of London.  He is a world-recognized authority on monitor lizards, having spent thirty years studying these lizards.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Taxonomy
  • Choosing A Specimen
  • Accommodating Lizards
  • Feeding and Nutrition
  • Handling
  • Breeding
  • Veterinary Concerns
  • Life Stages
  • Conclusion
  • Resources
  • Index

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.  

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