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on May 10, 2016
Overall really satisfied with this book. Keep in mind before buying that this is mostly aimed toward beginners, as a lot of the info in it are common knowledge to anyone who takes care of turtles as a hobby. It's well written, the print is high quality with beautiful color images for the more visual thinkers. My only concern would be that the book is pretty small, around 60 page, but the content is really good and well structured. There's even a small section about other types of fresh water turtles, for those who are looking for an alternative to the common red eared slider. It won't make you an expert, but to anyone who was given a turtle or are a thinking about getting one and want to know where to go from there, I would definitely recommend.
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on March 21, 1997
Anyone who has ever wandered around a Petland discounts or some other pet/aquarium store surely must have seen a red-eared slider. They're usually sitting dumbly in a tank with a little water, lots of decorative rocks and plastic plants, with a humiliating handwritten sign taped to the glass that says "MUTANT NINJA TURTLES!" Well, if you ever pick up a copy of Vosjoli's book about the most common turtle in America, you're sure to find out that that's NOT the way sliders are supposed to live at all. Vosjoli, a herpetologist (someone who studies turtles), gives you the run-down on the do's and don'ts of red-eared slider care; he gives you tips on how to mate turtles, what temperature to keep their water at and how to prepare some good chow for these hungry, fast-growing creatures. He also provides information on many different varieties of red-eared sliders as well as other kinds of turtles, like soft-shell turtles or painted turtles, who are able to live in the same environment as red-eared slider. Short and susinct yet full of useful information, this book is a must read for lovers of these animals
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on January 31, 2001
This book is full of information that every beginning trainer should understand. I owned my turtles for over 4 months without this book. Then, when I ordered this book from ..., and I read it over 4 times, I started to apply what I had read with my turtles. I saw a tremendous change in them, they're shell got darker, which is a sign of good health, and they didn't get scared when I took them out of their tank. I hope if you are a beginner trainer, you will order this book, so your turtles can have a better life.
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on May 26, 2003
All you ever wanted to know about this particular yet popular pet. Easy to read, all topics covered, small, cheap, get it.
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on November 23, 2001
I like this book because it easy reading.
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