on November 1, 2002
I bought this book from Amazon.com, looked at for about thirty minutes, and moments later was prepareing to return it. It's so short, sloppy and utterly worthless it's unbelievable. The pictures are too small and the authors don't really give detailed enough information on what day geckos need to live in captivity. Compared to Mckeown's book and some of the more recent European day gecko books (sold at Amazon.com), the Bartletts' book is a joke.
on October 31, 2002
This book is not worth even a few dollars. Better coverage of day gecko care can be found on the internet and in herp magazines. Barrons has yielded quality pet books in the past, but this pooplication leaves much to be desired.
Reasons why this book is such poor quality are apparent even at a glance. The pictures are too small. Hardly any information is provided on the proper substrates to use in vivariums for day geckos. Virtually nothing regarding temperature requirements for various species is provided. Some of the information provided is actually semi-dangerous the animals themselves. Most of the advice given in regards to maintaining day geckos outdoors is absurd. As if all this were not enough: the text is written seemingly at the elementry school level. If you really want a useful book about day geckos, I highly recommend The General Care and Maintenance of Day Geckos, by Sean Mckeown. It is the best guide to day gecko husbandry in the English language and is sold at Amazon.com.
In short, this guide is too small and does not provide enough detail to be considered useful even to the begininng day gecko keeper.