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Turtles & tortoises for dummies

Author: Liz Palika
Publisher: New York : Hungry Minds, ©2001.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Describes different types of turtles and tortoises, explaining what to look for in a pet, how to establish a suitable environment, and how to care for aquatic and terrestrial turtles, box turtles, and tortoises of varied sizes.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Liz Palika
ISBN: 0764553135 9780764553134
OCLC Number: 46795179
Notes: "In cooperation with the pet experts at Howell Book House"--Cover.
Description: xviii, 292 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. PART I: Deciding Whether a Turtle or Tortoise Is Right for You. Chapter 1: Understanding Chelonians. Chapter 2: Understanding What Turtle and Tortoise Ownership Requires of You. Chapter 3: Choosing the Right Turtle or Tortoise for You. Chapter 4: Finding Your Turtle or Tortoise. PART II: The Who's Who of Turtles and Tortoises. Chapter 5: Aquatic Turtles. Chapter 6: Semi-Aquatic Turtles. Chapter 7: Semi-Terrestrial and Terrestrial Turtles. Chapter 8: North American Box Turtles. Chapter 9: Small Tortoises. Chapter 10: Medium-Sized to Large Tortoises. Chapter 11: Really Big Tortoises. Chapter 12: Special Tortoises. PART III: Welcome Home! Creating a Safe and Healthy Environment. Chapter 13: Making a Home for an Aquatic or Semi-Aquatic Turtle. Chapter 14: Making an Indoor Home for a Terrestrial Turtle or Small Tortoise. Chapter 15: Keeping a Turtle or Tortoise Outdoors. Chapter 16: Lighting Up Your Chelonian's World. Chapter 17: Keeping Your Turtle or Tortoise Warm and Toasty. Chapter 18: Water: The Magic Liquid. PART IV: Open Wide! Turtle and Tortoise Health. Chapter 19: Making Sure Your Pet Eats the Right Things. Chapter 20: Monitoring Your Turtle's or Tortoise's Health. Chapter 21: Breeding Your Chelonians. Chapter 22: Sleeping the Winter Away. PART V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 23: Ten Turtles and Tortoises That Make Great Pets. Chapter 24: Ten Turtles and Tortoises That May Be Difficult to Care For. Chapter 25: Ten Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy. Chapter 26: Ten Common Mistakes to Avoid. Appendix A: Chelonian Terms and Scientific Names. Appendix B: Sources of Things Chelonian. Index.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Other Titles: Turtles and tortoises for dummies
Responsibility: by Liz Palika.
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Find out about your turtle or tortoise's special needs The information you need to raise a thriving chelonian This fun guide will help you choose the perfect turtle or tortoise for your lifestyle  Read more...


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