Books on Reptile and Amphibian Care
by John Courteney-Smith
The Arcadia Guide to MBD and its elimination in captivity
Foreword by David Alderton, Editor, Practical Reptile Keeping magazine.
Metabolic bone disease (MBD) is a killer of captive reptiles. These three letters strike fear into the heart of every reptile keeper and rightly so. MBD is a painful but avoidable condition that can effect captive reptiles and amphibians. In this full colour guide you will not only learn what MBD is and its causes but you will also find a clear and up to date solution that can be applied in the home.
This title covers MBD as a disease, diet, hydration and new technology. Written by the experts from Arcadia reptile the worlds number name in reptile science this is a practical and easy to understand guide to MBD and our ultimate goal of its total eradication in captive animals.
The Arcadia Guide to Reptile & Amphibian Nutrition
Foreword by Dr Mike Leahy.
Reptiles and Amphibians have been kept by man for thousands of years. Over the last 20 years, we have seen a boom of interest into the keeping of these incredible animals as pets and home display species. More and more research into the wild habitats of these animals is becoming easily available to keepers, and with this research comes a responsibility for reptile keepers to provide their captive animals with the essential elements needed to cause a captive animal to thrive and reproduce and not simply to survive.One of the most worrying aspects of captive reptile care has been the food items that we have had to off er them. Do these mass-produced insects contain all the nutrition a reptile needs to thrive? Do defrosted frozen rodents really contain all of the vitamins and minerals that certain species need to survive? And how do these various vitamins and food sources interact with each other?
Bio-Activity and the Theory of Wild Re-Creation™
Explore the wonderful world of Reptile, Amphibian and Invertebrate keeping for the modern age. Reptile keeping expert John Courteney-Smith will guide you through the critical processes that allow for a more effective and all together more ethical form of exotic pet care.
By mimicking the wild environments of the animals that we keep we can be sure that we will be providing everything that they need to live a happy, healthy and reproductively positive life.
Learn about nutrition, plants, water, soil, hygiene, UVB, the correct provision of light for plant growth and much, much more.