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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read!, June 4 2002
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Sherry Steele (Seattle, WA USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Boa Constrictor Manual (Paperback)
Anyone thinking of owning a boa constrictor must read this book. I foster abandoned boas and this book would save the snake and future owners lots of trauma. Buy it now!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, March 10 2002
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This review is from: The Boa Constrictor Manual (Paperback)
If you could only buy one book on Boa Constrictors, this would be it. I had the first printing of this title, and just got the updated version- definitely an improvement. The book details all aspects of their care and breeding, and gives you the hard facts of owning these large beautiful creatures. You will not find redundant or conflicting information unlike some other boa books. Even if you are only considering getting a red tail, do yourself a favor and read this book to find out what you're getting yourself into. I also recommend the books "What's wrong with my Snake?" and "Understanding Reptile Parasites" if you own or are thinking of owning a boa.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Required Reading, Jan. 6 2002
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surfimp "surfimp" (Santa Barbara, CA, USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Boa Constrictor Manual (Paperback)
I had owned a copy of the original version of this book, and I have to say that this updated edition is even better. It's got some great information about breeding, disease and care that goes far beyond what the original contained, making it even more valuable than before. Like probably almost everyone else says, if you're only going to buy one book regarding the proper husbandry of boa constrictors, this is the book you should buy. It's so reasonably priced, there's no excuse not to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Boa Constrictor Manual, June 5 2001
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This review is from: The Boa Constrictor Manual (Paperback)
I was impressed by the no-nonsence approch of this book. If you are looking for useful, up-to-date information on Boas this is your book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars boa constrictor manual, June 7 2000
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zach (Phoenix, Arizona) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Boa Constrictor Manual (Paperback)
This is the best book to get if you own or want to own a boa constrictor. This books helps me when my boa has problems. It should help you too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, Feb. 17 2000
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Celeste Croy-Baker (Crescent City,U.S.A.) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Boa Constrictor Manual (Paperback)
A very good overview of boa care, I would recomend it to anyone thinking of getting a boa, or any one who has one and wants to learn more.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books on Boa constrictors in a long time!, Sept. 24 1999
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This review is from: The Boa Constrictor Manual (Paperback)
The Boa Constrictor Manual addresses just about everything a boa keeper needs to know in order to maintain a healthy animal. It covers topics from subspecific differences and the new color morphs of boas, to revolutions in cage design, health, and breeding. The Manual also provides an extremely important section on safety in handling large constrictors and other reptiles. This book offers tips on selecting a healthy boa and discusses the many different methods used for environmental control, caging, feeding, and maintenance. It is extremely informative and easy to read, with lots of color and B&W photos, and also includes a basic trouble-shooting guide to boa health. Personally, I would have liked to see even more background information on some of the subspecific differences in various Boa constrictor taxa, as well as reasons for why certain taxonomic names are debatable or obsolete. It seems, however, that this is an area in which most boa books are lacking, and the Boa Constrictor Manual provides more info than many other books on the market. Altogether, this book is a pleasure to read and easy to understand. This, combinded with the fact that it is offered at a very reasonable price makes it an essential part of any boa keeper's educational resources.
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