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Turtles and Tortoises For Dummies

Author: Liz Palika
Publisher: Somerset : Wiley, 2011.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Palika, Liz
Turtles and Tortoises For Dummies
Somerset : Wiley,c2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Liz Palika
ISBN: 9781118069448 1118069447
OCLC Number: 1043550970
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Chapter 7: Semi-Terrestrial and Terrestrial Turtles.
Description: 1 online resource (328 p.)
Contents: Title; Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; Foolish Assumptions; How This Book Is Organized; Icons Used in This Book; Where to Go from Here; Part I : Deciding Whether a Turtle or Tortoise Is Right for You; Chapter 1: Understanding Chelonians; Understanding Life in the Original Mobile Home; Treasuring the Unusual; Battling Extinction; Making a Difference by Preserving Turtles and Tortoises; Chapter 2: Understanding What Turtle and Tortoise Ownership Requires of You; Growing Old Together; Managing Expenses; Making Sure That Your Significant Other Is on Board. Coexisting with Other PetsMixing Chelonians and Children; Recognizing That Chelonians Aren't Soft and Fuzzy; Taking Time and Energy to Provide a Safe and Healthy Environment; Avoiding Common Mistakes; Chapter 3: Choosing the Right Turtle or Tortoise for You; Aquatic, Terrestrial, or Something in Between?; Diurnal or Nocturnal?; Introvert or Extrovert?; Younger or Older?; Male or Female?; One Turtle or Two?; Same Species or Different?; Chapter 4: Finding Your Turtle or Tortoise; Choosing Between Wild-Caught and Captive-Bred Chelonians; Locating a Seller of Chelonians. Evaluating a Chelonian's HealthPart II : The Who's Who of Turtles and Tortoises; Chapter 5: Aquatic Turtles; Red-Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans); Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta); Common Map Turtle (Graptemys geographica); Mississippi Map Turtle (Graptemys pseudogeographica); Eastern Mud Turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum); Striped Mud Turtle (Kinosternon baurii); Reeve's Turtle (Chinemys reevesi); European Pond Terrapin (Emys orbicularis); Smooth Softshell Turtle (Trionyx muticus); Spiny Softshell Turtle (Trionyx spinifera); Matamata (Chelus fimbriatus) Big-Headed Turtle (Platysternon megacephalum)Florida Cooter (Pseudemys floridana); Yellow-Headed Temple Turtle (Hieremys annandalei); New Guinea Side-Necked Turtle (Chelodina parkeri); Twist-Necked Turtle (Platemys platycephala); Chicken Turtle (Deirochelys reticularia); Florida Red-Bellied Turtle (Pseudemys nelsoni); Chapter 6: Semi-Aquatic Turtles; Bog Turtle (Clemmys muhlenbergii); Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata); Blanding's Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii); Malayan Box Turtle (Cuora amboinensis); Red-Bellied Side-Necked Turtle (Emydura subglobosa); Spiny Turtle (Heosemys spinosa) Indian Snail-Eating Turtle (Melanochelys trijuga)African Helmeted Turtle (Pelomedusa subrufa); South American and Central American Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima and Rhinoclemmys punctularia); Black Marsh Terrapin (Siebenrockiella crassicollis); African Forest Turtle (Pelusios gabonensis); Western Pond Turtle (Clemmys marmorata); Spotted Pond Turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii); Malayan Snail-Eating Turtle (Malayemys subtrijuga); Japanese Turtle (Mauremys japonica); Asian Yellow Pond Turtle (Mauremys nigricans); Mediterranean Turtle (Mauremys leprosa)

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