Top positive review
2 people found this helpful
on January 16, 2001
This book has a great natural history section, some interesting chapters on things Australian (filler, really, but nice filler), good layout, decent editing, and nice pictures. I recommend this and The General Care and Maintenance of Bearded Dragons by Vosjoli/Mailloux as two must haves. The latter is a bit better on husbandry issues while this book is ahead on natural history, biology and veterinary care information. Together, they provide a solid base of knowledge to the new bearded dragon owner.
One note: Don't feed Kale to young dragons, or as a primary food source for adults. It's been found to bind calcium, keeping calcium from being absorbed by the dragon. This can be detrimental to the development of these fast growing lizards. I'm surprised that this information isn't in either of these books, but there ya go. One thing keeping it from getting the 5th star.