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This review is from: Keeping a Pet Tortoise (Hardcover)
Anyone starting out with a pet tortoise would benefit from reading this book. It gives a lot of detail about different breeds of tortoise. It is a very easy book to read with loads of photos, it is laid out well and in a logical manner. It starts with different breeds and what their natural habitats are like, how to choose a healthy tortoise and how to tell what sex it is. It then goes on to discuss outdoor housing and the need to make it secure and tortoise friendly.
It then illustrates how to house them in an indoors environment, the importance of warmth, humidity and most important the correct diet. A few tips on hibernation, both indoor and outdoor, will put most peoples mind at rest and these are well addressed as is waking up from hibernation as well.
There are a couple of pages on tortoise breeding, which is very interesting, though further information would be needed for a beginner.
All in all this is a very good book for anyone wanting the best for their pet. It is written by two leaders in the field of tortoise husbandry. It is meticulously referenced and for the price represents excellent value for money.
You won't be disappointed.