Bearded Dragon - Your Happy Healthy Pet

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    The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-colour photographs--now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

    Bearded dragons are increasingly popular; they may soon overtake the green iguana as the most popular reptile in the U.S. With their unique appearance, docile nature, and minimal care requirements, beardies make a great introduction to reptile keeping. With colorful photos, charts, and tables, this guide covers the basics, including:

    • The beardie's background and the various breeds of bearded dragons
    • Choosing your bearded dragon
    • Setting up and maintaining your beardie's home, complete with a basking area and lighting
    • Feeding and caring for your bearded dragon

    Hardcover - 128 pages

    Author - Steve Grenard is an avid herpetologist with more than forty years of experience with amphibians and reptiles; he published a paper on the reproduction of the Marsupial Frog in 1958. In the summer of 2000, he published a controversial and widely debated review in Natural History Magazine on the possibility of American rattlesnake venoms evolving new properties.


    Table of Contents :

    Part I: The Wonderful Lizard of Oz.
    Chapter 1: What Is the Lizard of Oz?
    The Types of Bearded Dragons.

    Chapter 2: The Wild Life of the Bearded Dragon.
    Temperature Regulation.
    Predator and Prey.
    Beardie Social Interactions.
    Bearded Dragons as Pets.
    Courtship and Mating.

    Chapter 3: Beardies in and out of Oz.
    Australian Wildlife Crises.
    How the Bearded Dragon Left Oz.
    An Australian Perspective.
    Part II: Your Pet Bearded Dragon.

    Chapter 4: The Biology of Beardies.
    Beardie Anatomy.
    Beardie Physiology.
    Beardie Senses.

    Chapter 5: Choosing a Pet Bearded Dragon.
    Bring Home a Healthy Beardie.
    Color Variations and Designer Beardies.
    Where to Get Your Bearded Dragon.

    Chapter 6: Setting Up Your Beardie's Home.
    Indoor Housing.
    Lighting the Lizard of Oz.
    Providing Heat.
    Cage Cleaning and Maintenance.
    Outdoor Housing.
    Part III: Caring for Your Bearded Dragon.

    Chapter 7: Feeding Your Bearded Dragon.
    Fruits and Veggies.
    Commercial Lizard Foods.
    Feeding Babies - Newborn to 4 Months Old.
    Feeding Adults 4 Months to Adulthood.
    Water for Your Beardies.

    Chapter 8: Keeping Your Beardie Healthy.
    Choosing a Veterinarian.
    Hereditary Diseases.
    Nutritional Disorders.
    Traumatic Injuries.
    Infectious Diseases.
    Parasitic Infections.
    Handling Do's and Don'ts.
    Neurological Disorders.
    Environmental Toxins.

    Chapter 9: Breeding Bearded Dragons.
    Conditioning and Nutrition.
    Getting to Know You.
    Egg Laying.
    Incubating Bearded Dragon Eggs.
    Hatching Eggs.
    Baby Dragons.

    Appendix: Learning More About Your Bearded Dragon.
    Some Good Books.
    Internet Resources.
    Reptile Veterinarians.
    Shows, Expos, and Swap Meets.
    Shopping on the Internet.

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