This comprehensive guide discusses the care, breeding, and natural history of these popular pets and covers all the species and subspecies of box turtles present in the reptile hobby, including North American box turtles and Asian box turtles of the genus Cuora. The author, an expert on box turtles, who has studied them, bred them in captivity, and rehabilitated injured box turtles for release back into nature, provides in-depth discussion of hibernation- a critical topic for the health of these creatures.
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From The Leader In Responsible Animal Care For Over 50 Years!, Complete Herp Care is an exciting series of reptile and amphibian books for both beginner and advanced hobbyists.
Each title in the Complete Herp Care series contains:
* All-new, in-depth, current information on a wide variety of topics, including breeding, housing, nutrition, and health care
* No canned text--all content is newly written by breeders, herpetologists, and other herp experts for each book
* Fresh new design combines informative text and accompanying full-color photographs--plus sidebars and tip boxes
Tess Cook has been involved with box turtles since 1991 and in 1996 launched an online box turtle care handbook along with the Terrapene discussion group. In 2001, she received her wildlife rehabilitation certificate and has rehabbed dozens of box turtles as well as presented educational talks on these animals. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
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