The Leopard Gecko Manual: Includes African Fat-Tailed Geckos

The Leopard Gecko Manual Includes African Fat Tailed Geckos Considered by author Philippe de Vosjoli as the first domesticated species of lizard the leopard gecko has fast become the reptilian version of the parakeet or goldfish Leopard Geckos takes a close l

  • Title: The Leopard Gecko Manual: Includes African Fat-Tailed Geckos
  • Author: Philippe De Vosjoli Roger Klingenberg Roger Tremper Brian Viets Ron Tremper
  • ISBN: 9781882770625
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • Considered by author Philippe de Vosjoli as the first domesticated species of lizard, the leopard gecko has fast become the reptilian version of the parakeet or goldfish Leopard Geckos takes a close look at the characteristics of this species that have made these attractive lizards so amazingly popular in the pet world As a hardy, easy care, and potentially long liveConsidered by author Philippe de Vosjoli as the first domesticated species of lizard, the leopard gecko has fast become the reptilian version of the parakeet or goldfish Leopard Geckos takes a close look at the characteristics of this species that have made these attractive lizards so amazingly popular in the pet world As a hardy, easy care, and potentially long lived lizard, the leopard gecko is the perfect size, attractive in its velvety skin, and fairly easy to breed The subject of breeding geckos is covered in multiple chapters in this book led by author and herp expert de Vosjoli, who is joined by gecko specialists Dr Roger Klingenberg, Ron Tremper, and Dr Brian Viets, who each contribute special chapters to this up to date and authoritative guide Colorfully illustrated, Leopard Geckos provides excellent general guidelines for keepers who wish to add a gecko to their vivarium and maintain their pet in excellent health and condition The authors provide an introduction to gecko characteristics including distribution, size, longevity, and growth rate, to help beginners better understand the anatomy and behavior of these fascinating lizards This Advanced Vivarium Systems title includes information about selecting a healthy leopard gecko, handling, housing needs, water and feeding requirements, and shedding and tail loss Dr Klingenberg provides the chapter The Recognition and Treatment of Disease, which covers specific disorders keepers should be aware of De Vosjoli begins the discussion on breeding leopard geckos, and then is joined by Dr Viets for a chapter on Incubation Temperature and Hatchling Sex and Pigmentation Tremper s chapter on Color and Pattern Variations focuses on the genetic aspects of breeding leopard geckos The book also discusses the African fat tailed gecko plus other eublepharids, including the African clawed gecko, Japanese leopard gecko, Malaysian cat gecko, and the Central American banded gecko.

    One thought on “The Leopard Gecko Manual: Includes African Fat-Tailed Geckos”

    1. This "manual" leaves many aspects of leopard gecko keeping much more open-ended than should be when a living creature is involved. While general information is included, more specific (and important) details are omitted (range of proper humidity and feeding quantities/frequency, for example). I would not recommend this is a sole source of leopard gecko husbandry information.

    2. Very basic guide to owning a leopard gecko and keeping it comfortable. I wouldn't rely solely on this resource though, as many things are glossed over. But honestly, it's not that difficult to own and properly care for these incredibly sweet and easy pets. Feed it, clean it's enclosure, handle gently and infrequently. With that, you're half-way there.

    3. This was an interesting informative book, featuring a lot of aspects about keeping leopard geckoes. There are some lovely photos too. There's also information in the back about other breeds of geckoes, such as African fat-tailed geckoes and African clawed gecko, among others.

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