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Author Mattison, Christopher.

Title The care of reptiles and amphibians in captivity / Chris Mattison.

Imprint London : Blandford ; New York, N.Y. : Distributed in the U.S. by Sterling Pub. Co., 1992.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  636.088 M444    ---  Available
Edition Rev. 3rd ed.
Description 317 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-306) and indexes.
Contents General care -- Some biological considerations -- Thermoregulation; social behaviour -- Obtaining specimens and making a start -- Selecting species; legal aspects; selecting specimens; preparations -- Accommodation -- Cages; equipment -- Creating the right environment -- Temperature control; lighting control; humidity control; control of biological factors; the planted vivarium -- Foods and feeding -- Vegetable food; animal food; supplements; methods of feeding; water; overfeeding -- Breeding -- Sex determination; conditioning; stimuli; mating; pregnancy; parturition; egg-laying; incubation; rearing young; breeding programmes -- Diseases -- Controlling diseases; environmental diseases; nutritional diseases; bacterial infections; protozoan infections; endoparasites; ectoparasites; fungal infections; miscellaneous disorders -- Handling -- Descriptions of species and their maintenance -- Caudata: newts and salamanders -- Ambystomidae: Mole salamanders -- Salamandridae -- Plethodontidae: Woodland salamanders -- Anura: frogs and toads -- Pipidae: tongueless frogs.
(cont) Discoglossidae: fire-bellied toads, painted frog and midwife toad -- Pelobatidae: spadefoot toads -- Ranidae -- Raninae: true frogs -- Mantellinae -- Dendrobatidae: poison arrow frogs -- Rhacophoridae -- Microhylidae -- Bufonidae: true toads -- Hylidae: tree-frogs -- Leptodactylidae -- Crocodilia: crocodiles and alligators -- Chelonia: turtles and tortoises -- Pelomedusidae -- Chelidae: side-necked turtles -- Chelydridae: mud, musk and snapping turtles -- Emydidae: freshwater turtles -- Testudinidae: land tortoises -- Trionychidae: soft-shelled turtles -- Squamata: sub-order lacertilia: lizards -- Gekkonidae: geckos -- Eublepharinae -- Sphaerodactylinae -- Gekkoninae -- Xantusidae: night lizards -- Iguanidae: iguanas -- Agamidae: agamas -- Chamaeleontidae: chameleons -- Scincidae: skinks -- Cordylidae: zonures -- Gerrhosauridae: plated lizards -- Lacertidae -- Teiidae: tegus and whiptails -- Anguidae: slow-worms, glass lizards and alligator lizards -- Varanidae: monitors -- Amphisbaenidae -- Squamata: sub-order serpentes: snakes -- Typhlopidae and leptotyphlopidae: blind snakes.
(cont) Boidae: boas and pythons -- Colubridae: typical snakes -- Venomous snakes -- Colubridae -- Elapidae: cobras -- Viperidae: vipers -- Viperinae -- Crotalinae: pit vipers -- Laws pertaining to the keeping of reptiles and amphibians -- Herpetological societies.
Summary Designed for use by the novice and experienced hobbyist--as well as by students and practitioners of herpetology--it enables all to expand their scope of interest in the topic, from keeping a few examples to a full range of keeping and breeding.
Subject Captive reptiles.
Captive amphibians.
ISBN 9780713723380

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