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Turtles and Tortoises For Dummies by Liz Paliko (Paperback, 2001)

turtles and tortoises for dummies palika liz

Coexisting with a turtle or tortoise may not be a warm and fuzzy experience, but it definitely has its rewards. When a turtle pulls its head into its shell for protection, its neck either folds to the side or into a vertical S shape, and the skin of its neck bunches up — hence the name turtleneck for shirts and sweaters with bunched-up necks. Chapter 25: Ten Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy. Box turtles are primarily terrestrial land roving but are almost always found within walking distance of water. Chapter 10: Medium-Sized to Large Tortoises. Chapter 16: Lighting Up Your Chelonian's World.

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Understanding Turtles and Tortoises

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This fun guide will help you choose the perfect turtle or tortoise for your lifestyle and give it the care it needs to thrive. Chapter 7: Semi-Terrestrial and Terrestrial Turtles. As for personality, you'd be amazed at how very different they can be, ranging from shy and withdrawn, to outgoing and friendly, to outright aggressive. Chapter 17: Keeping Your Turtle or Tortoise Warm and Toasty. Chapter 10: Medium-Sized to Large Tortoises. This fun guide will help you choose the perfect turtle or tortoise for your lifestyle and give it the care it needs to thrive. And when it comes to longevity, well, let's just say that when you commit to a turtle or tortoise, you're in it for the long haul.

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Liz Palika: Turtles and Tortoises For Dummies (ePUB)

turtles and tortoises for dummies palika liz

And with more than 250 species to choose from, you're bound to find one that's right for you. This hinge can close both front and rear, hiding the turtle completely inside. Chapter 4: Finding Your Turtle or Tortoise. Aquatic turtles have webbing between their toes. See Figure 1 for an example of a turtle. Appendix B: Sources of Things Chelonian. Chapter 14: Making an Indoor Home for a Terrestrial Turtle or Small Tortoise.

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Turtles & Tortoises For Dummies by Liz Palika · OverDrive (Rakuten OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks and videos for libraries

turtles and tortoises for dummies palika liz

Chapter 24: Ten Turtles and Tortoises That May Be Difficult to Care For. As for personality, Coexisting with a turtle or tortoise may not be a warm and fuzzy experience, but it definitely has its rewards. Turtle and tortoise expert Liz Palika provides clear, step-by-step instructions on how to set up a tank, maintain proper water conditions, and feed and care for your chelonian. Chapter 26: Ten Common Mistakes to Avoid. Looks-wise, they can range from very plain and unadorned to a brightly colored and embellished with every manner of crest, crown, spike, and dewlap. This fun guide will help you choose the perfect turtle or tortoise for your lifestyle and give it the care it needs to thrive. Coexisting with a turtle or tortoise may not be a warm and fuzzy experience, but it definitely has its rewards.

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Turtles and Tortoises For Dummies

turtles and tortoises for dummies palika liz

By When you think of turtles, do you think of the tiny quarter or half-dollar-sized turtles that used to be sold in pet stores and in some places still are? Chapter 2: Understanding What Turtle and Tortoise Ownership Requires of You. Chapter 3: Choosing the Right Turtle or Tortoise for You. Chapter 23: Ten Turtles and Tortoises That Make Great Pets. Chapter 16: Lighting Up Your Chelonian's World. Chapter 21: Breeding Your Chelonians. Coexisting with a turtle or tortoise may not be a warm and fuzzy experience, but it definitely has its rewards.

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Turtles & Tortoises for Dummies: Liz Palika: Trade Paperback: 9780764553134: Powell's Books

turtles and tortoises for dummies palika liz

Turtle and tortoise expert Liz Palika provides clear, step-by-step instructions on how to set up a tank, maintain proper water conditions, and feed and care for your chelonian. Chapter 18: Water: The Magic Liquid. Chapter 25: Ten Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy. For example, the standard American box turtle can live more than 125 years, a leopard tortoise has a life span of up to 100 years, and an aldabran tortoise can live to be more than 200 years old! No other animal on Earth has a shell quite like this. This book might have been good when it first came out. Appendix A: Chelonian Terms and Scientific Names. Looks-wise, they can range from very plain and unadorned to a brightly colored and embellished with every manner of crest, crown, spike, and dewlap.

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Turtles and Tortoises For Dummies

turtles and tortoises for dummies palika liz

A type of tortoise can close its shell, too, although not as completely as the box turtle. Chapter 19: Making Sure Your Pet Eats the Right Things. And some parts of it still are good. Tortoises range in size from tiny little guys weighing less than 1 pound to gigantic, weighing over 600 or more pounds. This fun guide will help you choose the perfect turtle or tortoise for your lifestyle and give it the care it needs to thrive. Looks-wise, they can range from very plain and unadorned to a brightly colored and embellished with every manner of crest, crown, spike, and dewlap. Hinge-back tortoises have a hinge across the top of their top shell the carapace and can close in their back legs, protecting them.

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Turtles and Tortoises For Dummies : Liz Palika : 9780764553134

turtles and tortoises for dummies palika liz

Chapter 2: Understanding What Turtle and Tortoise Ownership Requires of You. Domestic dog, Fido and Fluffy, have been known to treat turtles like chew toys, with disastrous results! It explains everything from settling on the right diet to setting up an appropriate indoor or outdoor enclosure. Although more than 250 different species of chelonians exist, many are impossible to keep as pets. However, many species of turtles and tortoises do quite well in captivity and make good pets. Turtle and tortoise expert Liz Palika provides clear, step-by-step instructions on how to set up a tank, maintain proper water conditions, and feed and care for your chelonian.

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