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The bearded dragon
Grenard, Steve.
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Publication Information:
New York : Howell Book House, 1999, .
Physical Description:
126 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
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Central Library SF459.L5 G755 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The Bearded Dragon, also known as the Lizard of Oz, is an enormously popular pet from down under. It is estimated that in 1998, 100,000 Bearded Dragons will be purchased by reptile enthusiasts in the United States. A docile animal, Beardeds are relatively easy to keep in captivity-but they do need special care-all of which will be included in this excellent source for the beginning Bearded Dragon fan.

Author Notes

Steve Grenard is an avid herpetologist with over 30 years of experience in the study, care, and keeping of reptiles and amphibians. In addition to several herpetology text, Steve is the author of Frogs and Toads: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet

Table of Contents

Part 1 Welcome to the Wonderful Lizard of Oz
1 What Is the Lizard of Oz?
2 The Natural History of the Bearded Dragon
3 Anatomy and Physiology
Part 2 Your Pet Bearded Dragon
4 Why a Bearded Dragon?
5 Beardies: In and Out of Oz
6 Choosing a Pet Bearded Dragon
Part 3 Caring for Your Bearded Dragon
7 Housing Bearded Dragons
8 Feeding Bearded Dragons
9 Health Care for Bearded Dragons
10 Breeding Bearded Dragons
Part 4 Beyond the Basics
11 Bearded Dragons-An Australian Perspective
12 Resources

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