Collins Exotic Pet Handbook

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9780007142583: Collins Exotic Pet Handbook

The paperback edition of this successful, highly illustrated title offers guidance and practical advice to parents and children when choosing a more unusual family pet. From snakes to frogs to tarantulas, this guide covers all of the most popular exotic species.

The term ‘exotic’ traditionally refers to those creatures unfamiliar to the general pet-keeping public but gradually more and more people are
choosing unusual pets. Especially since these pets in many cases offer low maintenance, low allergy, space-saving alternatives to traditional pets.

All the animals included in the book are widely available from captive-bred stocks in the UK, Europe and the USA. They are divided into four sections – Amphibians, Reptiles I (Lizards & Tortoises), Reptiles II (Snakes) and Invertebrates.

In Collins Exotic Pet Handbook, David Manning gives interesting and amazing facts, cautionary warnings and practical information about the
most popular and often collected amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates. For each animal there is advice on housing your pet and maintaining a healthy environment for it, dietary needs and suitable food, handling and common behaviour characteristics.

With more than 120 specially commissioned colour photographs, sound practical advice and fascinating hints and tips Collins Exotic Pet Handbook is invaluable for all owners and prospective buyers of more unusual pets.

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The term ‘exotic’ traditionally refers to those creatures unfamiliar to the general pet-keeping public but gradually more and more people are choosing unusual pets. Especially since these pets in many cases offer low maintenance, low allergy, space-saving alternatives to traditional pets.

All the animals included in the book are widely available from captive-bred stocks in the UK, Europe and the USA. They are divided into four sections – Amphibians, Reptiles I (Lizards & Tortoises), Reptiles II (Snakes) and Invertebrates.

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'Collins Exotic Pet Handbook' is a comprehensive guide offering practical guidance and expert advice to those wanting to own a more unusual household pet.

• Provides valuable advice on keeping the most popular species of amphibian, reptile and invertebrate
• All the featured animals are available from captive-bred stock
• Practical advice on housing, dietary needs, handling and breeding
• Full of amazing facts and useful hints and tips
• Contains over 120 colour photographs

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