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Zoo Med's Guide to Tortoises

Zoo Med's Guide to Tortoises by Ashley Rademacher is intended to be an introduction to the care of tortoises and should help you decide if a tortoise is the right pet for you.

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  • Complete tortoise guide
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  • A practical keepers guide
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Chimaira Chelonian Library 2 Hermann's Tortoise

Published 2006, hardcover, 325 pages, 180 colour photos, distributional maps.

With a Preface by Andreas Nöllert.

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  • Complete hermanns tortoise guide
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Chimaira Chelonian Library 3 South American Tortoises

Published 2008, hardcover, 355 pages, 285 colour photos, 2 drawings and 4 distributional maps.

The standard work on the natural history, ecology and captive breeding of the yellowfooted and the redfooted tortoise, with additional information on threats and culture. All recently published books on these beautifull tortoises find their bases in this book by Vetter and Vinke.

With a Preface by Pedro Trebbau and a Foreword by Peter C.H. Pritchard

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  • Complete South American tortoise guide
  • Written by global experts
  • A practical keepers guide
  • Brilliant gift for animal enthusiasts
  • The result of extensive research
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RRP £26.99
£19.99 inc VAT
RRP €30.84
€22.84 inc VAT
RRP $35.90
$26.59 inc VAT
RRP $46.74
$34.62 inc VAT
RRP DKK229.50
DKK169.97 inc VAT
RRP NOK292.85
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SEK222.64 inc VAT
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Chimaira International Turtle & Tortoise Symposium Vienna 2002

Published 2006
Type: Hardcover
Pages: 618
Images: 294colour photos,102 charts and drawings
Language: English

With an introduction by William P. McCord

With the following, geographicaly organized, articles: Breeding Cuora flavomarginata, Husbandry Geochelone elegans, Softshell Turtles on Chinese markets, Breeding Cuora p. pani, C.p.aurocapitata, Breeding Cuora g. galbinifrons, Captive propagation Indotestudo elongata, Breeding Indotestudo forstenii, Geoclemmys hamiltonii, Natural History Manouria, Breeding Chelodina (longicollis, mccordi, oblonga), Carettochelys insculpta, Breeding Emydura macquarii, Pseudemydura umbrina, Breeding Sternotherus carinatus, Breeding Kinosternon subrubrum steindachneri, Reproduction Pseudemys nelsoni, Graptemys barbouri, Breeding Terrapene coahuila, Breeding Staurotypus salvinii, Antillean sliders, Propagation Geochelone nigra, Breeding Mesoclemmys gibba, Reproduction Platemys platycephala, Gabonese chelonians, Breeding Geochelone sulcata, Breeding Geochelone pardalis babcocki, Observations Malacochersus torniere, Kinixys belliana nogueyi, Kinixys homeana, Breeding Kinixys spekii, Pelusios bechuanicus, Breeding Psammobates, Breeding Chersina angulata, Breeding Homopus, Breeding facility Erymnochelys madagascariensis, Breeding Geochelone radiata, Breeding Pyxis arachnoides, Reproduction Giant Tortoises, Breeding Testudo h. boettgeri, T. marginata, Tunisian tortoises, Breeding T. kleinmanni, Emys orbicularis in Switzerland, Breeding Emys orbicularis, Infectious diseases, Metabolic bone disease, Eggshell structure.

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  • Complete turtle and tortoise guide
  • Written by global experts
  • An educational text on wild animals
  • Brilliant gift for animal enthusiasts
  • The result of extensive research
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Chimaira Medical Care of Tortoises

Francfort 2011, hardcover, 559 pages, more than 700 illustrations, mostly in colour. Co-authors Jiri Zych and Ondrej Hes. English Translation by Donald W. Stremme, V.M.D. With the chapters, Turtle Anatomy and Physiology, Biology and Husbandry of Turtles, Brumation (Hibernation), Protection of Chelonian Species, General Chelonian Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Basic Principles, Clinical Examination, Examination of Organ Systems, Special Investigative Techniques (Laboratory Testing), Turtle Parasites, Selected Viral Disease of Turtles, Electron Microscopy, Pathomorphological Diagnosis, Administering Medications, Anaesthesia and Surgery, Surgery, Special Section - Common Turtle Diseases. Jan Hnzdo is the medical director of two animal hospitals in Prague (Czech Rep.) that specialize in surgery and the treatment of exotic species. A large number of the exotic animal patients are reptiles. Nikola Pantchev from VetMed Lab Ludwigsburg (Germany) is one of the leading parasitologists in Europe for exotic species; this has been demonstrated in numerous publications. This book is the most up-to-date compendium on chelonian diseases, including their diagnosis and treatment. However, the book also focuses on preventive medicine through inclusion of species-specific husbandry information to help prevent common husbandry mistakes, which may cause disease or injury.

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  • Complete tortoise guide
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  • A practical keepers guide
  • Brilliant gift for animal enthusiasts
  • The result of extensive research
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Chimaira Star tortoises

Star tortoises are without a doubt some of the most attractive tortoises on the planet, with beautiful yellow and black "star" patterns on their shells. As captives, they require a watchful eye and warm, dry conditions to thrive. Captive-hatched offspring are becoming increasingly available from tortoise breeding programs. These tortoises are not only enlarging the population of Star tortoises, they are allowing hobbyists to share their lives with these marvelous tortoises.

In Star Tortoises, expert tortoise breeder Jerry Fife presents insights into the captive care and breeding of Indian Star tortoises, Sri Lankan Star tortoises, and the rare Burmese Star tortoise, which is currently listed as one of the world's 25 most threatened turtles. Star Tortoises contains detailed information on indoor and outdoor enclosures, proper feeding and nutrition, breeding, egg incubation, care of young tortoises, and health information for all levels of keepers. Included is an interesting chapter on the lives of these tortoises in nature with insights from Anslem de Silva, an expert herpetologist who is intimately familiar with these amazing tortoises.

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  • Complete star tortoise guide
  • Written by global experts
  • An educational text on wild animals
  • Brilliant gift for animal enthusiasts
  • The result of extensive research
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ECO Red-footed Tortoises in Captivity

Red-footed tortoises (Chelonoides carbonaria) have been popular tortoises in the pet trade for decades. These medium sized tortoises are not only beautiful and hardy but they are also one of the most personable tortoises being kept in captivity. They are native to South America and thrive in a variety of habitats. This concise and well written book will show readers how to properly care for both red-footed and yellow-footed tortoises. By offering and illustrating attractive caging ideas, plans for a proper and varied diet, advise on captive breeding, and health care tips, the author will help readers keep their tortoises happy and healthy for years.

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  • Complete redfoot tortoise guide
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ECO Sulcata African Spurred Tortoise

The African Spurred Tortoise, Geochelone sulcata, is one of the most popular tortoise pets. Despite their ultimately very large size these animals can inspire individual keepers and entire families. As with all reptiles these animals have specific needs regarding housing and nutrition. Russ Gurley the director of the Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group offers his expertise to readers in a very accessible format. This updated version also offers detailed information of Redfoot, Yellowfoot, Leopard and Russian Tortoises

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  • Complete African spurred tortoise guide
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  • A practical keepers guide
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ECO The Complete North American Box Turtle

The Complete Box Turtle is a compilation of work of Carl Franklin and David Killpack. With just over 300 full color photos/illustrations and over 30 years of field experience this 260 page book is an amazing resource for anyone interested in the natural history and husbandry of North American Box turtles. Much of Carl's field work has been focused on Mexican box turtle species

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  • Guide to North American box turtles
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Pet Expert. Tortoise

The Pet Expert Herpetological Series is a brand new range of books written by highly respected UK Vet, Lance Jepson. Packed with masses of up to date, UK relevant and practical information, and liberally illustrated with high quality full colour photographs in every section, this in depth guide offers comprehensive advice on all commonly kept species and sub-species of tortoise. Every aspect of tortoise care is covered including natural history, buying a tortoise, housing, handling, nutrition, hibernation, health and breeding.The more that you know about your tortoise the better you'll be able to provide the care and attention that your tortoise requires for a healthy and happy life.192 full colour pages.

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  • Complete tortoise guide
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ECO Russian Tortoises in Captivity

The tortoises of the Mediterranean and Eurasia include five groups: Greek tortoises, Hermanns tortoises, Marginated tortoises, Egyptian tortoises, and Russian tortoises.

This book will discuss the captive care and breeding of Russian tortoises, but the care of most of the Mediterranean species is very similar.

Russian tortoises are quite personable, have a long history in the pet trade, and have been exported to the United States, Europe, and Asia for many years. In fact, Russian tortoises continue to be among the most common species imported into the United States. Unlike African Spurred tortoises and Leopard tortoises, which grow large, Russian tortoises are relatively small and are much easier to feed and care for than their larger cousins.

In this new book, expert tortoise breeder Jerry Fife presents insights into the captive care and breeding of Russian tortoises, with a look at the other species of Mediterranean tortoises. This book contains detailed information on indoor and outdoor enclosures, proper feeding and nutrition, breeding, egg incubation, care of young tortoises, and health information for all levels of keepers.

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  • Complete Russian tortoise guide
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  • A practical keepers guide
  • Brilliant gift for animal enthusiasts
  • The result of extensive research
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Tortoise Books

A range of books covering tortoises, their behaviour, requirements and natural environment. From practical keeping tips to educational texts. We have made sure to include books on all of the common pet tortoises as well as some rarer and protected species to ensure we have an appropriate book for all keepers and enthusiasts.