Reptiles are popular pets, and it can be argued that the bearded dragon is the best reptile to keep as a pet. This newly 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. Written by a team of recognized herpetoculture authorities, veterinarians, and specialists, this volume offers comprehensive information that will be welcomed by newcomers and experienced bearded-dragon enthusiasts alike.
Inside The Bearded Dragon Manual:
History and characteristics of the different types of bearded dragons
How to select bearded dragons as pets or for breeding
Creating a comfortable habitat for your bearded dragon with proper heat and lighting
Understanding typical bearded-dragon behavior
Feeding your dragon a nutritionally sound diet throughout its life
Recognizing signs of disease and how to handle health issues
Informative health and feeding charts as well as helpful answers to dragon-keeping FAQs
Close to 100 color photographs, including a section dedicated to beautifully colored morphs
A special chapter on the care and breeding of frilled dragons
Robert Mailloux is the owner of Sandfire Dragon Ranch and the originator of the spectacularly colored Sandfire bearded dragon morph. He was the first person to commercially breed several of the frog species now available in the pet trade.
Susan Donoghue, VMD, is a board-certified diplomate in the American in the American College of Veterinary Nutrition. She has written more than 150 chapters and articles on nutrition and health, designs and markets the Walkabout Farm line of dietary products for herps, and is an avid bearded dragon breeder.
Roger Klingenberg, DVM, was inspired to pursue a veterinary degree due to his love of reptiles. His veterinary specialization in reptiles along with many years of experience keeping numerous types of reptiles has led to his being recognized at the forefront of the field of reptile veterinary medicine and surgery.
Philippe de Vosjoli is the highly acclaimed author of the best-selling reptile care books, The Herpetocultural LibraryTM series. His work in the field of herpetoculture has been recognized nationally and internationally for establishing high standards for amphibian and reptile care. His books, articles, and other writings have been praised and recommended by numerous herpetological societies, veterinarians, and other experts in the field. Philippe de Vosjoli was also the cofounder and president of The American Federation of Herpetoculturists and was given the Josef Laszlo Memorial Award in 1995 for excellence in herpetoculture and his contribution to the advancement of the field.