Book Reviews of Crested Gecko in Captivity (With Notes on All 'Rhacodactylus' Species (Professional Breeders Series)

Crested Gecko in Captivity (With Notes on All 'Rhacodactylus' Species (Professional Breeders Series)
Crested Gecko in Captivity - With Notes on All 'Rhacodactylus' Species Professional Breeders Series
Author: Robbie Hamper
ISBN-13: 9780976733478
ISBN-10: 0976733471
Edition: 2nd
Rating:
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Publisher: ECO Publishing
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a very broad and basic overview and if you are a beginning hobbyist, this book will provide the groundwork and basics for pet ownership of a Crested Gecko. However, someone looking for more detailed specifics, will need to pick up a more comprehensive volume. This book is 69 pgs long, inc. bibliography, so each chapter is about 6 pgs long - large print, with lots of large photos and the pages being about 5.5" x 8.5" - so not a lot of text. The text that is here is good, clearly written, and helpful, but repetitive, and as I said before, very basic. For example, the feeding section could have been longer, and the Health and Diseases chapter is only 7 1/3 pgs long - but with section breaks, photos and large font headers, it's precious little info. A section on Crested Gecko behavior would have been nice too. The sections on housing, diet, breeding, are pretty good overviews. Certainly enough for a beginner, but if you're going to seriously get into Cresties in a big way, in breeding, raising, etc. PLEASE get other books. I also must say that the photos are excellent. Lots of great full color pics of just about every type of color/pattern of Crestie, and good photos of housing set-ups, nests, etc. So, in summation - very nice beginner's book, but may leave you wanting a lot more depth.