The Bearded Dragon Manual, 2nd Edition: Expert Advice for Keeping and Caring for a Healthy Bearded Dragon (CompanionHouse Books) Habitat, Heat, Diet, Behavior, Personality, Illness, FAQs, & More
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The perfect book for anyone who owns—or wants to own—a bearded dragon!
- Informative guide packed with everything you need to know to take quality care of your bearded dragon
- How to select healthy, thriving bearded dragons as pets or for breeding
- Understanding behavior, personality traits, and the anatomy of these fascinating lizards
- Feeding a nutritionally sound diet, including supplements, at your dragon’s different life stages
- Proper habitat and how to design and maintain comfortable housing with heat sources, lighting, and substrates
- Recognizing illness and injury, how to handle health issues, and dragon-keeping FAQs
Reptiles are popular pets, and the bearded dragon is widely considered the best reptile to keep as a pet! The bearded dragon hails from Australia and is a favorite among herpetoculturists and hobbyists alike.
This completely updated and expanded edition of the best-selling The Bearded Dragon Manual promises to excite new and seasoned herp enthusiasts with its in-depth discussion on all aspects of dragon keeping and its brilliant color photography. Packed with valuable information that will help you learn how to take quality care of your pet, this book takes a close look at all the characteristics that have made these attractive lizards so popular in the pet world.
Learn all about breeding bearded dragons, including egg-laying and incubation, and take a look at their basic genetics; learn the history and characteristics of the different types of bearded dragons; discover how to select bearded dragons as pets or for breeding; create a comfortable habitat for your bearded dragon, emulating nature with proper heat and lighting; understand typical bearded-dragon behavior and personality quirks; learn how to feed your dragon a nutritionally sound diet throughout its life; learn how to recognize signs of disease and how to handle health issues; explore detailed health and feeding charts, and find helpful answers to dragon owners’ frequently asked questions on tank size, feeder crickets, shedding issues, UVB, tail rot, and more. As a special bonus, you’ll also find vividly illustrated chapters on beautiful color morphs and the care and breeding of frilled dragons.
Written by a team of recognized herpetoculture authorities, veterinarians, and specialists, this reliable resource offers comprehensive information and guidelines that will be welcomed by newcomers who wish to add a bearded dragon to their vivarium and experienced bearded-dragon enthusiasts alike. With revised and expanded text and all-new photographs, including brilliantly colored morphs and fascinating frilled dragons, The Bearded Dragon Manual offers comprehensive ownership and care advice from experts in the fields of reptile husbandry, breeding, and veterinary medicine. Packed with information for the beginner, yet sophisticated enough to address more difficult care questions, this book provides a virtual course in bearded dragon husbandry for enthusiasts of any age. Learn all you need to know to provide your dragon with the best care, maintaining your pet in excellent health and condition throughout its life.
Get the foundation you need to confidently purchase, set up, and care for your bearded dragon, and be prepared for what to expect, with The Bearded Dragon Manual!
Publisher:CompanionHouse Books; Second edition (December 27, 2016)
Item Weight:1.41 pounds
Dimensions:7.9 x 0.7 x 7.9 inches