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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: Deciding Whether a Turtle or Tortoise Is Right for You.

Chapter 1: Understanding Chelonians.

Chapter 2: Understanding What Turtle and Tortoise Ownership Requires of You.

Chapter 3: Choosing the Right Turtle or Tortoise for You.

Chapter 4: Finding Your Turtle or Tortoise.

PART II: The Who's Who of Turtles and Tortoises.

Chapter 5: Aquatic Turtles.

Chapter 6: Semi-Aquatic Turtles.

Chapter 7: Semi-Terrestrial and Terrestrial Turtles.

Chapter 8: North American Box Turtles.

Chapter 9: Small Tortoises.

Chapter 10: Medium-Sized to Large Tortoises.

Chapter 11: Really Big Tortoises.

Chapter 12: Special Tortoises.

PART III: Welcome Home! Creating a Safe and Healthy Environment.

Chapter 13: Making a Home for an Aquatic or Semi-Aquatic Turtle.

Chapter 14: Making an Indoor Home for a Terrestrial Turtle or Small Tortoise.

Chapter 15: Keeping a Turtle or Tortoise Outdoors.

Chapter 16: Lighting Up Your Chelonian's World.

Chapter 17: Keeping Your Turtle or Tortoise Warm and Toasty.

Chapter 18: Water: The Magic Liquid.

PART IV: Open Wide! Turtle and Tortoise Health.

Chapter 19: Making Sure Your Pet Eats the Right Things.

Chapter 20: Monitoring Your Turtle's or Tortoise's Health.

Chapter 21: Breeding Your Chelonians.

Chapter 22: Sleeping the Winter Away.

PART V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 23: Ten Turtles and Tortoises That Make Great Pets.

Chapter 24: Ten Turtles and Tortoises That May Be Difficult to Care For.

Chapter 25: Ten Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy.

Chapter 26: Ten Common Mistakes to Avoid.

Appendix A: Chelonian Terms and Scientific Names.

Appendix B: Sources of Things Chelonian.

Index.

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