The Simple Guide to Iguanas Paperback – 1 Mar 2004
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The Simple Guide to Iquanas
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Flipping through the book, looking at photos like most readers, I see on pg. 14 that food offered to an adult iguana is in small chunks. This might work for an iguana of that size, but food should be shredded for younger and smaller iguanas.
On pg. 29, the photo used to show the sub-tympanic scale (slightly cropped on the right edge) also shows a developing abscess on the ig's lower jaw. I wonder if the picture editor really knew anything about iguanas--the way the photo is framed, it seems it was made to show the abscess, not the sub-tympanic scale and should have been rejected since the animal is not 100% healthy. The photo on page 41, poor handling technique is used to show femoral pores.
The worst example, however, is the photo on pg. 110, where an ig is offered a cricket via hemostats. The caption reads," Crickets and other animal matter are vital to an iguana's diet," yet within the actual text, the author states, "Never feed your iguana any animal protein."
Reading the text, this book is a decent guide to iguana care. However, the Polaroid-formatted photos and captions utterly undermine the text and, I suspect, the author's intent. Just who decided on the photos and their captions? Hopefully, should a 2nd edition be printed, these errors will be corrected!