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Box Turtles: A Complete Guide to Terrapene and Cuora

Handbook / Manual

Series: Complete Herp Care

By: Tess Cook

128 pages, colour photographs


Paperback | Jul 2008 | #197834 | ISBN-13: 9780793828951
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NHBS Price: £9.50 $12/€10 approx

About this book

This comprehensive guide discusses the care, breeding, and natural history of these popular pets and covers all the species and subspecies of box turtles present in the reptile hobby, including North American box turtles and Asian box turtles of the genus Cuora. The author, an expert on box turtles, who has studied them, bred them in captivity, and rehabilitated injured box turtles for release back into nature, provides in-depth discussion of hibernation--a critical topic for the health of these creatures.

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Tess Cook has been involved with box turtles since 1991 and in 1996 launched an online box turtle care handbook along with the Terrapene discussion group. In 2001, she received her wildlife rehabilitation certificate and has rehabbed dozens of box turtles as well as presented educational talks on these animals. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

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