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LEOPARD TORTOISES: Natural History, Captive Care,

 

LEOPARD TORTOISES: Natural History, Captive Care,

and Breeding of Stigmochelys pardalis

TURTLE and TORTOISE PRESERVATION GROUP

TURTLES OF THE WORLD Series
Testudinidae Number 4

 

Captive breeding programs are successfully producing an exciting number of Leopard tortoises, one of the most beautiful species of tortoise in the world. Leopard tortoises have striking yellow and black speckled shells and grow large (10 to 18” in length) and heavy (up to 30 pounds). They require warm, arid conditions to thrive in captivity. The hardy offspring from captive breeding programs are providing hobbyists with an increasingly popular pet tortoise.

In this new book expert tortoise breeders Richard and Jerry Fife present insights into the captive care and breeding of this marvelous species. Included is detailed information on indoor and outdoor enclosures, proper feeding and nutrition, breeding, egg incubation, care of young tortoises, and health information for all levels of keepers. The Fifes also provide a fascinating look into the lives of Leopard tortoises in nature from their extensive travels in Africa .

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Richard and Jerry Fife are brothers who were raised in Phoenix , Arizona and are passionate about tortoises. They have spent many enjoyable hours studying and collecting desert reptiles. They have traveled to many parts of the world, including South Africa , to see these fascinating animals that they have championed. While there they were able to study and photograph the lives of leopard tortoises.

Jerry is a CPA and lives in Phoenix . He maintains a large tortoise collection and has successfully bred leopard tortoises and other species. He also works with a number of lizard species including veiled chameleons, rhinoceros iguanas, Angel Island chuckwallas, Uromastyx species, bearded dragons, and various geckos. Jerry loves embarking on wildlife expeditions around the world. He is a frequent speaker at herpetological societies and has a growing list of articles and publications.

Richard is employed by the City of Sierra Vista, Arizona and also operates Riparian Farms, a reptile breeding facility, with his wife, Lark. Richard has gained much of his reptile husbandry experience while he was employed as the Assistant Curator of Reptiles at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville , Texas in the late 1970s. Richard is the proud producer of the “Ivory Tortoise”, a dark-eyed albino form of the African spurred Tortoise, Geochelone sulcata . He has also spoken at symposia and conferences throughout the United States as well as Europe and South Africa . He has written numerous articles and continually works with government agencies to promote the reptile hobbyists and their concerns.

 
 

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LEOPARD
 TORTOISE BOOK

 
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African Spurred Tortoises in Captivity
SULCATAS: 
 African Spurred Tortoises in Captivity
 (With Notes on Other Popular Tortoises)
by Russ Gurley.
The African Spurred Tortoise continues to be the top-selling pet tortoise in the world. From a small tan hatchling with wide, alert eyes and a ravenous appetite, these wonderful tortoises quickly (in tortoise terms) can become backyard giants. They grow very large and incredibly heavy with needs that outweigh many keepers' expectations and abilities. Despite their very large size as adults, these tortoises can inspire individual keepers and entire families. By keeping them properly, children and adults learn respect for a living animal and its needs. Daily routines spring up around this new and exotic pet that instill thoughfulness and responsibility.

We know that you will find this book helpful whether you are caring for a single hatchling G. sulcata or managing a large group of lawn-mowing giants. This updated edition (2005) features all the pertinent information for sulcatas and also provides readers with care information for Redfoot Tortoises, Yellowfoot Tortoises, Leopard Tortoises, and Russian Tortoises.  A wealth of information is included in this exciting new title.


100 pages 80 full-color photos
 

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SULCATA BOOK RUSS GURLEY
 
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KEEPING AND BREEDING FRESHWATER TURTLES

KEEPING AND BREEDING FRESHWATER TURTLES
by RUSS GURLEY,
Director of the TURTLE and TORTOISE PRESERVATION GROUP

After two, long attentive years, Russ Gurley, Director of the Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group, is proud to announce the publication of Keeping and Breeding Freshwater Turtles. This large format work features over 200 pages of creative turtle keeping and tips on keeping and breeding the world's freshwater turtles. Prominently featured in this work are Indoor and Outdoor Enclosure design, Quarantine and Health, Feeding, Breeding, Incubation, Care of Hatchlings, and much more. Exciting Individual Species Accounts round out this valuable new book. This final section of Keeping and Breeding Freshwater Turtles features color photos, care and breeding tips, and the most current information relating to almost every species of freshwater turtle in the world.

"Through the work of private individuals and international organizations such as TRAFFIC, Conservation International, World Wildlife Fund, and many others, concerned turtle keepers have gotten the gruesome news . . . The world's turtles are disappearing at an alarming rate."

Russ Gurley
Keeping and Breeding Freshwater Turtles

INTRODUCTION

"The Loch Ness Monster does exist. It is very much alive and living in Lake Hoan Kiem in Hanoi."

Peter Pritchard, Ph.D.
October 6, 2002
* From Soft-shelled Turtles in the Individual Species Accounts of Keeping and Breeding Freshwater Turtles

"Some academics, big-heads, and other self-proclaimed turtle experts have reported in recent literature that captive breeding by private hobbyists is not the answer to saving the world's turtles. They are of course wrong."

Russ Gurley
Keeping and Breeding Freshwater Turtles
Chapter TEN: Breeding

The keeping of freshwater turtles continues to be one of the fastest growing and most energized branches of herpetoculture, the keeping and breeding of reptiles and amphibians. In Keeping and Breeding Freshwater Turtles, Russ Gurley of the Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group is excited to present information and ideas that can help keepers to enhance their work, to help them provide more interesting and appropriate environments for their turtles, and to get a glimpse into the lives of some of the most fascinating species of turtles on Earth.

This book, being called the new "turtle encyclopedia" by many, is destined to be a classic for the turtle community.

301 pages 309+ full-color photos

 
   

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The Guide to Owning Map Turtles & Diamondback Terrapins

The Guide to Owning Map Turtles & Diamondback Terrapins

Found strictly in the eastern United States, the map turtles, genus Graptemys, and the brackish-water Diamondback, genus Malaclemys, long have been popular aquarium pets. In this book the author describes the major species and gives detailed instructions on their care in the aquarium or aquaterrarium, including feeding, hygiene, and health. Fully illustrated in color.

Softcover, 64 pp.

 

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Guide to Owning Map Turtles & Diamondback
 
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The Guide to Owning a Tortoise

The Guide to Owning a Tortoise

Tortoises, turtles adapted for living strictly on land, are popular pets everywhere. In this book the author introduces you to the many species of the group, with information not only on natural history but also on the details of caging and feeding essential to keeping tortoises. Breeding also is covered for many species. Fully illustrated in color.

Jerry G. Walls
ISBN: 0793820707
Softcover, 64 pp.
 

 

 

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1 Guide to owning a tortoise
 
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The Pond Owner's Problem Solver (Tetra)
The Pond Owner's Problem Solver (Tetra)
THIS IS A REALLY GREAT BOOK FOR POND OWNERS TO HAVE!
 
Ready to set up a beautiful, serene pond in your yard? This helpful book will be indispensable! Featuring valuable information on set-up, choosing the right filter system, maintenance, and all you need to know about choosing fish and plants for an eye-catching, natural pond! This guide also offers solutions to many common problems encountered by pond owners. Beautiful photos of a variety of ponds, all shapes, sizes, and styles! You are on your way to pond paradise with this awesome book!
Practical and expert advice on designing, stocking and managing ponds - more than 175 questions answered.

Author: John Dawes.
Copyright: 1998.
Size: 207 pages.
 

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1 POND OWNERS PROBLEM 16034
 
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THE GUIDE TO OWNING A RED EAR SLIDER TURTLE
THE GUIDE TO OWNING A RED EAR SLIDER TURTLE 

Red-eared Sliders, Trachemys scripta elegans, remain one of the most popular turtles in the terrarium. This book gives the keeper the detailed information necessary to house and feed this difficult species and keep it healthy. Includes natural history and related species. Fully illustrated in color.  Softcover, 64 pp.  Jordan Patterson

 

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1 GUIDE TO OWNING A RED EAR 10253
 
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HOW TO BUILD A POND
VIDEO
HOW TO BUILD A POND
 
BASIC TECHNIQUES OF POND BUILDING
.WITH A LINER
.WITH A PRE-FORMED POOL
FEATURING DEMONSTRATIONS AND ADVICE ON:
HOW TO INSTALL A PUMP &UNDERWATER FILTER
CREATE STUNNING DISPLAYS
ACHIEVE CLEAR, HEALTHY WATER
PLUS POND SAFTEY AND MAINTENANCE
 
FOLLOW STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO LEARN EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PLANNING, SETTING UP AND MAINTAINING A POND SYSTEM.
INCLUDES PRACTICAL TIPS FROM PROFESSIONAL GARDENERS AND LANDSCAPERS.
 
THIS VIDEO WILL SHOW YOU
JUST HOW EASY IT REALLY IS.
 
RUNNING TIME : 30 MINUTES
 

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Interpet Guide To Garden Ponds
Interpet Guide To Garden Ponds
by PAPWORTH, DAVID
 
hardback / 120pp
ISBN: 1902389549
Publisher: INTERPET PUBLISHING
 
 

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1 GARDEN POND BOOK 9547
 
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MY TURTLE AND ME

MY TURTLE AND ME

Hartmut Wilke, Photographs by Christine Steimer

For the Love of Animals Series

Turtles that are well cared for will generally live for a very long time and become virtually life-long companions. Here is advice on proper housing, feeding, protection against disease and parasites, and most important understanding your pet turtle. Books in this series are written especially for inexperienced pet owners, for parents whose kids would like to have a pet, and for kids who simply want to learn more about animals that make good pets. Boys and girls are also introduced to the golden rules of pet care, and are advised on how to create affection and trust between themselves and their pets. Several gatefold pages in each book open wide to display attractive photo essays on animals and their care. Every book in this series contains approximately 80 full-color, high-quality photos, as well as instructive drawings.


Paperback / 96 Pages / 6 1/2 x 7 7/8 / 2002
 

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MY TURTLE AND ME 2701102114
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