Keeping and breeding tortoises in captivity. by Highfield, A. C.

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Vi, ; 3 full page color plates (with 18 individual photos), numerous black-and-white text photos. Color pictorial stiff wrappers, 8vo. Comprehensive practical guide to the captive maintenance of tortoises, dealing with virtually every aspect of their husbandry and breeding, based on many years of 5/5(1).

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By A. Highfield. This is the original text from the edition of Keeping & Breeding Tortoises in Captivity. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Highfield, A.C. (Andy C). Keeping and breeding tortoises in captivity. R & A Pub., (OCoLC) Buy Keeping and Breeding Tortoises in Captivity by A.C.

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In order to keep your tortoise in a temperate climate, the pen must be placed in a very sunny location. The floor should Keeping and breeding tortoises in captivity.

book of soil as in the wild to enable burying and thermoregulation. Their life pattern in captivity is the same as in the wild.

These are basic guidelines to help you care for the tortoises in your er that tortoises are not mammals, and they do not openly display symptoms when things go wrong. In order to ascertain their health you have to be very observant and methodical about checking them regularly.

In this new book, expert tortoise breeder Jerry Fife presents insights into the captive care and breeding of Russian tortoises, with a look at the other species of Mediterranean tortoises.

This book contains 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.

He served as the international director of the Tortoise Trust and author of Keeping and Breeding Tortoises in Captivity (); Practical Encyclopedia of Keeping and Breeding Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles (); The Tortoise and Turtle Feeding Manual (); and/5(88).

This very in depth manual is the most complete book I've seen on hermanns tortoise care, breeding and general information. It's a hardcover and pages of great information and beautiful color photos covering their native habitats and everything you could want to know about them in captivity.

Hermanns tortoises are undoubtedly the terrestrial chelonians that are most commonly kept in human. Looking for books by A.C. Highfield. See all books authored by A.C. Highfield, including Tortoises: A Beginner's Guide to Tortoise Care, and Keeping and Breeding Tortoises in Captivity, and more on Russian Tortoises in Captivity - Kindle edition by Fife, Jerry D.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Russian Tortoises in Captivity/5(5).

Amanda Ebenhack has been keeping and breeding tortoises of many different species for many years. She is a permitted wildlife rehabilitator in Florida and she specializes Keeping and breeding tortoises in captivity.

book tortoises. Ebenhack is also a member of Turtle Homes Rescue and the Turtle and Tortoise preservation group and she is the President of the Central Florida Wildlife Center/5(39).

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Ships from and sold by /5(32). This book Gives you everything you need to know on how to care for and keep this animal in captivity.

It also discusses Greek Tortoises, Herman’s Tortoise, and Margenated Tortoises with a. Captive breeding of the radiated tortoise is tracked by the North American Studbook. How to Get a Captive Bred Wildlife Permit Obtaining a captive-bred wildlife permit through the U.S.

Fish and Wildlife service can be a little intimidating at first, but is easy once you get started. I have written this book as a tortoises friend of many years and as a breeder of, amongst others, Hermann‘s Tortoise.

It is a summary of my own experiences, gathered from years of observation of specimens in captivity, in natural habitats, and from the exchange of information with other keepers and ers: This book Gives you everything you need to know on how to care for and keep this animal in captivity.

It also discusses Greek Tortoises, Herman s Tortoise, and Margenated Tortoises with a chapter of captive breeding. Print Length: pages; Publisher: ECO Publishing; 1 edition (March 4, ) ISBN: Practical Encyclopedia of Keeping and Breeding Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This compr /5(9). Breeding the Leopard Tortoise, Geochelone pardalis in Captivity Andy C. Highfield and Jill Martin. Geochelone pardalis, the leopard tortoise, is the second largest tortoise in Africa, with some populations averaging mm or more carapace length with weights of kg although other populations, notably that of the Serengeti, are considerably smaller (the largest tortoise in Africa is.

Hermann's Tortoise captive breeding is explained in great detail with special attention to the subspecies and differences involved.

In captivity, we constantly struggle with the decision to provide our tortoises with a hibernation or cooling period or to not.

In today’s literature it is not yet really proven that hibernation will keep. In captivity, tortoises tend to grow and mature faster.

Captive bred Star tortoise males may start siring as young as years of age. Captive bred females may start laying eggs as young as years of age, but over 7 years is probably more typical for females.

In "Red-footed Tortoises in Captivity," Ebenhack will show readers how to properly care for the Red-footed and Yellow-footed Tortoises. By offering attractive enclosure ideas, plans for a correct and varied diet, advice on captive breeding, and health care tips, she will help readers keep their tortoises healthy and happy for years to come.

Red-footed Tortoises in Captivity by Amanda Ebenhack. NOOK Book (eBook) This book Gives you everything you need to know on how to care for and keep this animal in captivity. It also discusses Greek Tortoises, Herman’s Tortoise, and Margenated Tortoises with a chapter of captive breeding View Product [ x ] : ECO Publishing.

The Indian star tortoise is an attractive species that was once considered difficult to maintain in captivity. Currently, due to captive breeding, Indian star tortoises are not only regularly available, but they have proven to do well in captivity. He has traveled to the Galapagos Islands to see these tortoises in the wild, and he maintains and breeds a number of tortoise and lizard species.

His books include: Iguanas, A Pictorial Guide to Iguanas of the World and Their Care in Captivity; Leopard Tortoises: The Natural History, Captive Care and Breeding of Stigmochelys pardalis (with his. More editions of Practical Encyclopedia of Keeping and Breeding Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles: Practical Encyclopedia of Keeping and Breeding Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles: ISBN () Hardcover, Krieger Pub Co,   This book Gives you everything you need to know on how to care for and keep this animal in captivity.

It also discusses Greek Tortoises, Herman’s Tortoise, and Margenated Tortoises with a chapter of captive breedingBrand: ECO Publishing.

Get this from a library. Tortoises: natural history, care and breeding in captivity. [Jerry G Walls]. This book will discuss the captive care and breeding of Russian tortoises, but the care of most of the Mediterranean species is very similar. Russian tortoises are quite personable, have a long history in the pet trade, and have been exported to the United States, Europe, and Asia for many years.

Russian tortoises in captivity do well when provided with 12 hours of light followed by 12 hours of darkness. This photoperiod may be adjusted when cycling these animals for breeding.

Light should be in the form of a full spectrum bulb designed for reptile use. Naturalistic keeping and breeding of Hermann’s Tortoises – Click For More Details & To Buy.

I bought this book a short while ago, it is absolutely fantastic. Providing so much information on keeping a Hermann tortoise and how to provide a naturalistic lifestyle for your Hermann’s tortoise. Metabolic bone disease.

In captivity, many young, growing tortoises become "lumpy" looking due to less than ideal husbandry. Various reasons have been suggested as possible explanations for this, for example, too much protein in the diet, too much food, not enough calcium, lack of sunlight or vitamin D3, not enough exercise, and too dry environmental conditions leading to chronic dehydration.

The leopard tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis) is a brightly colored, high-domed, medium-to-large has been popular in the pet trade for many years. Found from Sudan in the northern part of Africa to the Cape in South Africa, leopard tortoises typically inhabit savannas and are not seen in humid rain forests or dry deserts.

Keeping a Pet Tortoise guides you through all the stages of keeping a tortoise, providing expert tips on how to set up home for a new tortoise and maintain its health and condition.

The manual covers the best-known Mediterranean tortoises as well as the most exotic species and docuses on all sorts of subjects such as diets, vitamins, breeding /5(). "Naturalistic Keeping and Breeding of Hermanns Tortoises" Book $ Add To Cart "Red-footed Tortoises in Captivity" Book $ Add To Cart "Russian Tortoises in Captivity" Book $ "Sulcatas - African Spurred Tortoises in Captivity" Book $ Reptiles Magazine - August (Our Russian Tortoise Article) $ Add To Cart.

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We are currently curious about when this trade really started, most books on tortoises don't really go into the first specimens ever imported or the year(s) that they came into captivity. I dug up some old papers about the sulcata trade, and they mention a man by the name of Paquita Machris who was possibly the first to import sulcatas into the.

With grant funds obtained by Gladys Porter Zoo, and using molecular techniques designed to determine the genetic fingerprint of each race of wild tortoise, Dr. Louis, presently the Conservation Geneticist from Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska, was able to identify the origin of the giant tortoises in captivity.Hermann's tortoise—along with the spur-thighed tortoise and the marginated tortoise—is part of a group of tortoises referred to as "Mediterranean tortoises." This attractive tortoise, with a yellow and brown carapace, thick scales, and strong legs, is highly coveted for Author: Lianne Mcleod, DVM.Click To Zoom.

Turtles in Captivity (PBS): Category: Books Description. The keeping and breeding of freshwater turtles continues to be one of the fastest growing and most energized branches of .

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