Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
Publisher: T.F.H. Publications, May, 2001
Iguanas, chameleons, geckos - these and many other types of lizards are to be found in any pet shop, and they all make good pets for the right keepers. But not all lizards are equal. Some are more difficult to keep than others; some are available only wild-caught, others only as color-selected captive-bred specimens. Some lizards feed on a variety of foods, while others need special diets and supplements. No lizard can be just thrown into a simple cage and fed crickets, however - at least not for long.
Lizards: Rare and Common, written by an experienced keeper and breeder of a variety of popular species, is a great introduction to the lizards for both the hobbyist just deciding what type of pet to try for the first time and the more advanced keeper thinking of expanding a collection. It carefully covers the pros and cons of all the major groups of pet lizards, pointing out what can be expected in both pleasure and problems. Even the how-tos of breeding are covered in essential details. Illustrated with dozens of color photos, this is a fine overview of lizards for anyone from beginner to advanced hobbyist.
***N.B. This book has a "publisher remainder mark" on the bottom of the pages. As such, it is sold here at a deep discount. It is sadly out of print now and normally sold for $12.95 for the book alone, not including postage.