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The Bearded Dragon Manual [Paperback]

Philippe De Vosjoli
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Sept. 1 2001 Advanced Vivarium Systems
The Bearded Dragon Manual provides the essential information all devoted bearded dragon owners need to meet the demands of these beautiful, naturally tame reptiles. Since reptiles are cold-blooded creatures, most humans don’t instinctively understand their requirements the way they understand the needs of a cat or dog. Herp expert Philippe de Vosjoli and his team of veterinarians and authors seek to make keepers confident in their ability to properly care for their bearded dragons through this most informative book. A key component of caring for bearded dragons, according to the authors, is recognizing that their needs change as they develop. De Vosjoli states in the introduction to the book, “Looking at the life stages of bearded dragons also made [the authors] aware that, like humans, they undergo changes in growth and behavior, which may require the dedicated owner to make adjustments in husbandry (and general care) to meet the needs of each life style.” The Bearded Dragon Manual is the first book to present this information that is so critical to the proper maintenance of these very popular reptiles.

Colorfully illustrated, The Bearded Dragon Manual provides chapter-length coverage on the following topics: selecting a dragon, making a home for a dragon, heating and lighting, diet and feeding management, and behavior. The feeding chapter, which includes as age-by-age guide to nutrition, was co-written with veterinarian Dr. Susan Donoghue. A chapter on breeding discusses strategies for breeding dragons, requirements, conditioning, incubation, and potential problems encountered. Lizard vet extraordinaire Dr. Roger Klingenberg has written a chapter on recognizing and treating bearded dragon diseases, in which he discusses how to recognize a sick dragon, various internal and external parasites, nutritional disorders as well as kidney disease, prolapses, egg-binding, respiratory infections, and eye problems. The chapter concludes with a four-page chart for troubleshooting health problems. Herb expert Jerry Cole has provided a special chapter on frilled dragons, an agamid similar to the bearded dragon that has attracted many bearded dragon fans. Appendices and index included.


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Bearded dragon is the common name applied to lizards of the genus Pogona in the family Agamidae, several of which display a beardlike extension of the throat when threatened. Read the first page
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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My husband and I have read basically every book on the subject of Bearded Dragon care in our quest to provide our babies the best possible life. This is BY FAR the best and most knowledgeable book available on the market. I would recommend this book to anyone with a genuine interest in these beautiful reptiles. There are a lot of other books available, but this one is by far superior to all of the others. It's worth the money to the serious herp hobbyist! Good luck with your beardies!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book about Bearded Dragons April 21 2002
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This is a very good book. It is easy to understand, has a lot of beautiful images and it brings up almost everything that you need to know to take care of a Bearded Dragon. The book also tell about things that you don't really HAVE to know - but you wonder about. I can really recomend this book!
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This was a good book. There were lots of info on the animal, vivarium setup, proper feeding techniques for all age groups, sign's of diseases, proper care while breeding, things to look out for, and so on. This book just about covers everything you need to get started. This is something you definetly should read before you get your dragon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative manual. May 19 2014
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I found this manual very informative as I am a beginner beardie owner. I found the information easy and clear to understand . The pictures related well also.
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