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Complete Guide to Bearded Dragons

Discussion in 'Book Suggestions' started by mld, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

  2. mues155

    mues155 Elite Member

    Ive seen this book sold in a few different stores here. I will have to go pick me up a copy. Thanks for the suggestion!
  3. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Its really good, there are a few things in there that I don't agree with, like the calcium sand!
  4. Rae

    Rae Elite Member

    I'm always afraid to pick up books as they seem so out dated for todays growing and changing knowledge of animals. Thank goodness for the internet and forums lol. Might look into this one though if you guys think its pretty accurate?
  5. Majora

    Majora Elite Member

    We sell this book at the store and I flipped through it, after I saw calcium sand suggested as a substrate I put it right down... I may have to take another look, but at first glance it didn't look great.
  6. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Hi, there`s also a new book titled "Australian Dragons in Captivity" By Dr. Danny Brown BVSc (Hons) BSc (Hons), published in november 2012, I`m not sure of the cost of shipping or if it`s available on "Amazon" etc just yet?:
    296 Pages
    ISBN: 9780987244727
    This full colour, 296 page book provides detailed information on all aspects of captive husbandry relating to the most commonly kept species of Australian dragon lizards including Bearded Dragons, Crevice and Rock Dragons, Two-lined Dragons, Earless Dragons, Heath Dragons, Frilled Dragons, Large Arboreal Dragons, Rainforest Dragons, Sand Dragons, Small Arboreal Dragons and Water Dragons.
    The book is littered with full colour images showing all aspects of sexing, housing, breeding and general appearance of the species within each chapter using over 400 images from some of Australia’s finest reptile photographers, most unique to this book series.

    The book begins with a section on General Husbandry that covers Stock Selection, Handling and Hygiene, Transportation, Purchase Etiquette, Security and Safety, Quarantine, Indoor and Outdoor Enclosure Options, Enclosure Size, Compatibility, Ventilation, Substrate choices, Hide sites, Enclosure Enrichment, Heating, Lighting, Thermostats, Invertebrate and Vertebrate Food Items, Artificial Diets, Culturing Insect Foods, Dietary Supplements and Dealing with Feeding Problems.

    This is followed with a section on breeding that includes Visual Sexing Techniques, other Sexing Techniques including some revolutionary new methods, Courtship and Mating, Cooling and Separation, Reproductive Strategies, Caring for Gravid Females, Nest Facilities, Egg Management, Artificial Incubation facilities and regimes, Temperature Dependent Sex Determination and Hatchling Care.

    The final section in the Husbandry chapters is a comprehensive guide to common Diseases and Disorders of Dragons such as Nutritional, Parasitic, Skin, Nail, Eye, Respiratory, Traumatic, Reproductive and Oral Disorders. This is completed with a guide to Administration of Medications and Making the most of your Reptile Veterinarian.

    Within each species chapter, information is presented on Pronunciation, Descriptions, Sexing, Subspecies, Distribution, Habitat, Captive Status, Indoor and Outdoor Housing, Compatibility, Feeding, Breeding Methods, Incubation, Colour Variants and Hybrids.

    The book is completed with chapters on Herpetological Societies, Websites, an extensive Bibliography and a Glossary of common reptile words and phrases.


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