Keeping a Pet Tortoise

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Author: A. C. Highfield,Nadine Highfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781842862131

Category: Testudinidae

Page: 64

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A 'one-stop' source of advice and valuable guidance on all aspects of keeping a wide variety of tortoise species. It includes essential information on protection of the species in the wild, export bans and buying with confidence from a reputable vendor.

Wasserschildkröten

Wohlfühl-Basics für urtümliche Riesen

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Author: Hartmut Wilke

Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER

ISBN: 3833855142

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 8977

Wasserschildkröten faszinieren, sind sie doch Zeugen aus vergangenen Zeiten. Denn ihre Vorfahren hatten bereits vor rund 250 Millionen Jahren begonnen, die Erde zu erobern. Auch wegen ihres außergewöhnlichen Äußeren haben sie eine große Fangemeinde. Der Schildkröten-Experte Dr. Hartmut Wilke erläutert im GU Tierratgeber Wasserschildkröten alles Wichtige rund um die Haltung von Wasserschildkröten – von der Auswahl und Eingewöhnung über die Pflege, Ernährung und Gesundheit bis hin zur richtigen Überwinterung. In ausführlichen Porträts werden die beliebtesten Wasserschildkröten-Arten vorgestellt. Zudem gibt es viele praktische Tipps und Ideen für die artgerechte Gestaltung eines Aquariums oder Aquaterrariums sowie einer Freiland- oder Balkonanlage. Der Verhaltensdolmetscher erklärt darüber hinaus typische Verhaltensweisen der Wasserschildkröten. Und mit SOS – was tun? ist Hilfe im Notfall garantiert.

Russian Tortoises as Pets. Russian Tortoise

Facts and Information. Daily Care, Pro's and Cons, Cages, Costs, Diet, Breeding All Covered

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Author: George Hoppendale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909151345

Category: Pets

Page: 136

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Growing up with animals, I have learnt so much about taking care of them. The most amazing thing about pets is the fact that they are so unconditional and so grateful for every small act of kindness. It is rather humbling to see how warm hearted animals can actually be. I would have never had the wonderful opportunity of dealing with tortoises and other animals, if it had not been for my family, especially my father. Animals were the centre of all our activities when I grew up. There was not a single day that did not begin with a discussion about our pets. What to feed them? What is the most nutritious thing to feed them? These were common dinner table conversations in our house. So, needless to say, I have had a lot of practical training and experience with respect to taking care of different breeds of animals. Today, I am in a very privileged place where I can share this information with pet lovers across the globe. I love Emily, my Russian Tortoise. In this book, I've explained my experience with my tortoise. I've included all these topics and more: pros and cons, keeping, daily care, costs, diet, breeding, cages, lightning, heating, interacting and where to buy. I explain all aspects of keeping a Russian Tortoise as a pet to make sure that your tortoise will be has happy as mine! Mine is funny and makes me laugh, I hope yours will be funny too!

Turtles and Tortoises For Dummies

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Author: Liz Palika

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118069448

Category: Pets

Page: 316

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Coexisting with a turtle or tortoise may not be a warm and fuzzy experience, but it definitely has its rewards. And with more than 250 species to choose from, you’re bound to find one that’s right for you. Looks-wise, they can range from very plain and unadorned to a brightly colored and embellished with every manner of crest, crown, spike, and dewlap. As for personality, you’d be amazed at how very different they can be, ranging from shy and withdrawn, to outgoing and friendly, to outright aggressive. And when it comes to longevity, well, let’s just say that when you commit to a turtle or tortoise, you’re in it for the long haul. For example, the standard American box turtle can live more than 125 years, a leopard tortoise has a life span of up to 100 years, and an aldabran tortoise can live to be more than 200 years old! This fun guide will help you choose the perfect turtle or tortoise for your lifestyle and give it the care it needs to thrive. Turtle and tortoise expert Liz Palika provides cl ear, step-by-step instructions on how to: Select the appropriate turtle or tortoise Provide a suitable environment for your new pal Care for a variety of chelonian (turtle and tortoise) species Supply you pet with a satisfying and healthy diet Create an indoor or outdoor home Understand your turtle’s or tortoise’s special needs Generously illustrated with line drawings and high-quality photographs, Turtles & Tortoises For Dummies covers all the bases. Topics covered include: Deciding whether a turtle or tortoise is right for you Choosing between a turtle and tortoise Who’s Who of turtles and tortoises—a complete guide to dozens of species, where they’re from, what they’re like, and how they are as pets Creating a safe and healthy environment for your pet Recognizing and treating common health problems and finding a good veterinarian to help you care for your chelonian Turtles & Tortoises For Dummies is your fun guide to selecting, caring for, and sharing your life with a chelonian.

The Redfoot Manual

A Beginner's Guide to the Redfoot Tortoise

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Author: Mike Pingleton

Publisher: Mike Pingleton

ISBN: 1441494030

Category: Turtles

Page: 164

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South American Redfooted Tortoises are growing in popularity among tortoise keepers. Their bright colors, gentle personalities and manageable size make Redfoots a great choice for a pet tortoise. The Redfoot Manual provides information for both new and experienced keepers alike on all aspects of care and maintenance of Redfoots in captivity. Topics covered include:-Advice on how and where to purchase a Redfoot-Information on natural history and behavior-Ideas and requirements for indoor and outdoor housing-Lighting, heat, moisture and other requirements-Nutrition, health, reproduction, and neonate carePacked with over 120 photographs and illustrations, The Redfoot Manual has everything a keeper needs to set up, maintain and enjoy their Redfoot Tortoise.

The Last Tortoise

A Tale of Extinction in Our Lifetime

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Author: Craig Britton Stanford

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674049925

Category: Nature

Page: 210

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Tortoises may be the first family of higher animals to become extinct in the coming decades. They are losing the survival race because of what distinguishes them, in particular their slow, steady pace of life and reproduction. The Last Tortoise offers an introduction to these remarkable animals and the extraordinary adaptations that have allowed them to successfully populate a diverse range of habitatsâe"from deserts to islands to tropical forests. The shields that protect their shoulders and ribs have helped them evade predators. They are also safeguarded by their extreme longevity and long period of fertility. Craig Stanford details how human predation has overcome these evolutionary advantages, extinguishing several species and threatening the remaining forty-five. At the center of this beautifully written work is Stanfordâe(tm)s own research in the Mascarene and Galapagos Islands, where the plight of giant tortoise populations illustrates the threat faced by all tortoises. He addresses unique survival problems, from genetic issues to the costs and benefits of different reproductive strategies. Though the picture Stanford draws is bleak, he offers reason for hope in the face of seemingly inevitable tragedy. Like many intractable environmental problems, extinction is not manifest destiny. Focusing on tortoise nurseries and breeding facilities, the substitution of proxy species for extinct tortoises, and the introduction of species to new environments, Stanfordâe(tm)s work makes a persuasive case for the future of the tortoise in all its rich diversity.

Sulcata Tortoise as Pets

Sulcata Tortoise General Info, Purchasing, Care, Cost, Keeping, Health, Supplies, Food, Breeding and More Included! the Ultimate Care Guide for Sulcata Tortoise

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Author: Lolly Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781946286574

Category:

Page: N.A

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Sulcata Tortoise or also known as African Spur Thighs can live between 70 and 100 years! Taking care of Sulcata tortoises especially when they're still young is quite easy and affordable. These tortoises have a reputation of being very friendly, inquisitive compared to other turtle or tortoise species, and they also have outgoing personalities. They're not boring pets unlike what we think of most turtles or tortoises and you'll surely enjoy their company for a very long time. Get to know if the Sulcata Tortoises is the longtime companion for you! This book will delve deeper on how to maintain and keep pet tortoises, understand its biological characteristics, and give you information in terms of its health, nutrition, breeding and proper husbandry. Sulcata Tortoise General Info, Purchasing, Care, Cost, Keeping, Health, Supplies, Food, Breeding and More Included!

You and Your Pet

Terrariam Pets

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Author: Phillip Orso Steinberg

Publisher: Lerner Pub Group

ISBN: 9780822512547

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 55

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Discusses keeping reptiles and amphibians as pets and presents instructions for constructing desert, woodland, and semi-acquatic vivariums.

Meine Schildkröte

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Author: Hartmut Wilke

Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER

ISBN: 9783833805967

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Schildkröten bevölkern bereits seit Millionen von Jahren unsere Erde. Diese urtümlich gebliebenen "Zeugen der Vergangenheit" faszinieren die Menschen heute mehr denn je. Dr. Hartmut Wilke hat über viele Jahre praktische Erfahrungen im Umgang mit Schildkröten gesammelt und informiert in diesem Ratgeber umfassend über die artgerechte Haltung von Land-, Sumpf- und Wasserschildkröten. Von der Auswahl, Ausstattung, Ernährung bis zur Pflege und Krankheitsvorsorge bleibt nichts unerwähnt, was für ein langes Schildkrötenleben wichtig ist. Auch die artgerechte Beschäftigung kommt nicht zu kurz. Und falls es zu Problemen kommt, bietet ein Extrakapitel Hilfestellung. Zahlreiche Ratgeber-Elemente vermitteln Wissen auf attraktive Weise, z. B. Wussten Sie schon, dass... (Bemerkenswertes über Schildkröten), Aktivtest Mein Heimtier (kleine Tests und Beobachtungsanleitungen, um das eigene Tier besser zu verstehen), Eltern-Extra (Infos für Familien mit Kindern). Plus: Info-Poster zum Heraustrennen.

Directory of Web Sites

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Author: Graham Bennett

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579581794

Category: Computers

Page: 622

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Overloaded with the mass of information on the Internet? Frustrated by how difficult it is to find what you really want? Now you don't need to spend hours browsing around the Internet or grappling with the huge number of "hits" from an Internet search engine: theDirectory of Web Siteswill take you straight to the best educational sites on the Internet. From archaeology to zoology, from dance to technology, theDirectoryprovides information more than 5,500 carefully selected Web sites that represent the best of what the Internet has to offer. The sites are grouped by subject; each one features a full description; and the text is complemented throughout by screenshots and fact boxes. As well, sites have been selected purely on educational merit: all sites with overtly commercial content and influence from Internet providers have been excluded.

African Spurred Tortoises as Pets. African Spurred Tortoise Book for Care, Housing, Keeping, Diet and Health.

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Author: Daniel Grimson

Publisher: Zoodoo Publishing

ISBN: 9781788650724

Category:

Page: 114

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The African Spurred Tortoise is one of the most popular tortoises today. The Geochelone Sulcata or African Spurred Tortoise or Sulcata is known for its animated personality as well as its toughness. The tortoise is primarily found in the Sahara desert of Africa. The African Spurred Tortoise is the third largest tortoise in the world, and it is the largest tortoise in Africa. The tortoise is given its name because of a very significant characteristic. The front legs of the African Spurred Tortoise have pointed, large scales. It is important that a prospective buyer learns all they can about the animal. If you wish to buy and domesticate African Spurred Tortoises, you should make an attempt to understand the unique mannerisms and antics of the animal. This will enable you to understand the pet better. The main aim of this book is to provide you with all the information that you need to domesticate African Spurred Tortoises. This book will help you to clear up all the questions that you might be having regarding African Spurred Tortoises and their domestication. Covered in this book: - Buying- Care- Costs- Diet- Grooming- Habitat requirements- Health- History- Housing- Pros & cons- Showing- Tips and tricks- Trainin

The Exotic Pet Handbook

A Guide to Caring for Caged and Aviary Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Invertebrates and Fish

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Author: David Alderton

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781842157558

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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Provides information on successfully caring for an exotic pet at home.

The Southern African tortoise book

a guide to Southern African tortoises, terrapins and turtles

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Author: Richard C. Boycott,O. Bourquin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Turtles

Page: 228

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Pet Sulcata & Leopard Tortoises Care Guide Sulcata Tortoise (African Spurred) & Leopard Tortoise - Buying, Diet, Care, Health (and More...)

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Author: William S Clinton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910085011

Category: Turtles as pets

Page: 118

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Everything you need to know about the Sulcata tortoises and Leopard tortoises (and more). Guaranteed to answer all your questions, this book is a must have for anybody passionate about the Sulcata and Leopard tortoises. It covers care, health, diet, housing, food, and breeding. Plus how (and where) to select your tortoise with facts, information and relevant web resources. It is written in an easy to read and understandable style. Perfect for anyone looking to own these amazing creatures. There is also a free club that readers can join online so they can connect with other owners and share information. They can also receive book updates and other benefits. It's written in a straight forward no nonsense fashion from someone who has loved these tortoises for years. William S Clinton covers all aspects of keeping Sulcata Tortoises and Leopard Tortoises. The book is full of sound advice and answers to your questions.

The complete idiot's guide to turtles & tortoises

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Author: Liz Palika

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780876051436

Category: Nature

Page: 270

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You're no idiot, of course, but there's much more to turtle and tortoise care than just a plastic bowl and a sprinkle of food flakes. Turtles and tortoises walked with the dinosaurs, but it's not always easy for them to live with us. Each species has its own complex needs, from the right environment and the right food to the right temperature and humidity. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Turtles & Tortoises is full of comprehensive information on every aspect of turtle and tortoise care, presented in an easily accessible, quick, fun format, with care tips, pitfalls to avoid, and interesting facts. In this Complete Idiot's Guide you get:

Diseases of Man Acquired from His Pets

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Author: B. Bisseru

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483225542

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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Diseases of Man Acquired from his Pets provides guideline of the diseases that man may acquire from animals. This book is composed of nine chapters. The chapters are divided broadly into the types of animals kept as pets. This book begins with a general introduction to animal pets. The subsequent chapters deal with diseases acquired from carnivores, birds, and rodents, with a particular emphasis on leptospirosis, which affects rodents, carnivores, farm animals, man and, to a limited extent, birds. These chapters discuss the epidemiology, clinical signs, symptoms and treatment of this infection. These topics are followed by a chapter on Ungulates, which includes farm animals, the occupational hazards of handling large numbers of animals since livestock are in very close contact with the farmer and farm workers. Similarly, the occupational hazards from birds (factory farming) through Newcastle disease, which sometimes affects pet birds (parrots), and other diseases are explored. The remaining chapters concern certain infectious diseases acquired from reptiles, amphibians, fish, and arthropods. This book is of value to practitioners and students, both of human and veterinary medicine, and those interested in animal care.