Books on Reptile and Amphibian Care

by John Courteney-Smith

The Arcadia Guide to MBD and its elimination in captivity

The Arcadia Guide to MBD and its elimination in captivity

Paperback 118 pages

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.





Code: RBK01

£14.98 inc. delivery

(UK delivery only)


The Arcadia Guide to Reptile & Amphibian Nutrition

The Arcadia Guide to Reptile & Amphibian Nutrition

Hardback 272 Pages

As a passionate keeper of reptiles and birds, John is determined to push the boundaries of captive reptile and bird science to ensure animals, across the globe, benefit from his research.

John is a regular speaker at colleges and universities and is also a contributor to forums and to many of the world’s best reptile and bird magazines.

The author of a series of reptile husbandry-related books, also working with other leading authors to provide content for some of the very best reptile care books.

John is determined to start ‘A revolution in reptile care through effective and ethical Wild Re-Creation™’





Code: RBK02

£19.98 inc. delivery

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Bio-Activity and the Theory of Wild Re-Creation™

Bio-Activity and the Theory of Wild Re-Creation™

Hardback 374 Pages

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.





Code: RBK03

£22.98 inc. delivery

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