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luv2pitchandbreedfbts
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# Posted: 29 Oct 2007 21:53


I wanted to know what kind of books would be useful for serious frog owners.

I do trust some part of the internet but i think it would be much more recourceful using a book. I want it for fire bellied toads or maybe pacman frogs in there it doesnt have to be a one species book anything that comes to your mind could be really helpful. It also can have Tiger Salamanders and other lizards or reptiles in there just something to look up when i need it.

Please list as much books as you can think of including the complete title of the book and the author(s)


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supch
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# Posted: 29 Oct 2007 21:56


I would recommend any from the herptalogical society they are easy to read and pretty useful as a starting point.


mve
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# Posted: 29 Oct 2007 23:13


Atlas Of Reptiles & Amphibians is an old school staple of the hobby.
Publisher: TFH Publications 1988
ISBN Number: 0866229582 / 9780866229586

Some species names have changed since 88 but it is a great book.


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kerokero
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# Posted: 30 Oct 2007 18:18


I've usually found long time keepers to be way better sources of information than any published book... but there are two new books out that seem to be decent resources... TFH TreeFrogs by Devin Edmonds covers a couple of the most popular TF species, and TFH Poison Dart Frogs by Amanda and Greg Sihler are both good intro books into the subjects... of course, I say that mostly on the fact that I know the authors and realize they are excellent resources by themselves! Devin is probably best known for his mantella work so hopefully he'll be writing a book on them for TFH too!

For salamanders, I might recomend Newts and Salamanders (Complete Pet Owner's Manuals) by Frank Indiviglio... its 10 years old but gives a good intro to the variety of salamanders you may have as a pet and is the only basic salamander pet guide book I actually own (and I have and still do keep caudates as pets) and I still flip thru it occassionally. Its good to learn the basic concepts even if some of the species specific information may not be the most up to date.

Unfortunately many of the other books on the market tend to be repetative information from way back when collected by people who may not have a lot of personal experiences on the subject Luckily it seems that TFH is systematically going thru it's library and having the books rewritten so the out of date/not so good references should be republished over the next few years.

As for the species you mentioned - I noticed TFH has "quick & easy" books out for FBTs and Horned frogs. For $5 a pop, they may be worth looking into. A quick search on Amazon shows there is also a recent Horned Frog book (2006) by Philippe De Vosjoli and at least two other books on them from the early/mid 90s. I've not personally flipped thru any of these books, and have only worked with these species in a limited capacity so I wouldn't be a good reviewer for them anyways. With many other species there have been great leaps and bounds in care for certain species, but with Horned frogs and FTBs I don't know if much has changed.

My favorite set of books these days tho are the feeder books... I like to give my critters a varied diet so I've got a few of those books sitting on my shelf!


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# Posted: 6 Sep 2010 06:43


Thanks to share....


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