Turtles and Tortoises For Dummies

Turtles and Tortoises For Dummies
  • eBook:
    Turtles and Tortoises For Dummies
  • Author:
    Liz Palika
  • Edition:
    1 edition
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  • Data:
    April 7, 2020
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  • Pages:
    336 pages
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Book Description
Discover how to care for your pet turtle
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 clear, step-by-step instructions on how to set up a tank, maintain proper water conditions, and feed and care for your chelonian. With descriptions of over 80 species of turtles and tortoises and information on everything from heat lamps to photoperiods, you'll find all you need to keep your reptilian companion safe and happy throughout its life.
  • Provide a suitable environment
  • Care for a variety of species
  • Supply a satisfying and healthy diet
  • Maintain your pet's health
  • Breed your turtle or tortoise
  • Learn more with helpful top ten lists


Part 1: 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 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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

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