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Burmese Pythons

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Burmese Pythons
9781882770830
Product ID:  830
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2/1/2001 12:00:00 AM
Fox Chapel Publishing

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5.6 X 8.5 in
79 pg


PETS / Reptiles, Amphibians & Terrariums

Description

The Burmese pythons, the subject of this care guide, is a giant snake with specific feeding, housing, and handling requirements, that is not ideal for most hobbyists and an unusual choice as a pet. Nonetheless, author Philippe de Vosjoli notes in the first chapter that his favorite snake was indeed a Burmese python, as no other snake “has ever equaled this particular animal in terms of personality and responsiveness.” Indeed, he says, the Burmese python’s docile nature has done much to help dispel scary myths and misconceptions about snakes in general. For snake hobbyists interested in purchasing and keeping this gentle giant, Burmese Pythons is an excellent introduction to the selection and purchase of a healthy snake offering no-nonsense advice about handling, housing, feeding, and breeding these snakes. The author’s chapter titled “How Accidents Happen” presents commonsense tips about handling Burmese pythons, discussing bites, the tail, and constriction, essential reading for all keepers, regardless of their experience level. Dr. Roger Klingenberg offers a chapter on diseases and disorders which proves useful and informative. A fully illustrated chapter dedicated to other large pythons offers information about size, longevity, morphs, maintenance, and breeding for the following giant snakes: the Indian python (a subspecies to the Asiatic rock python, like the Burmese python), the Sri Lankan python, the reticulated python, and the African rock python. Resources and index included.

Author Bio

Philippe de Vosjoli is an expert on reptile husbandry who revolutionized herpetoculture with the Advanced Vivarium Systems series of books. He has written more than twenty books and one hundred articles on the care and breeding of reptiles and amphibians.


Roger Klingenberg, DVM, was inspired to pursue a veterinary degree due to his love of reptiles. His veterinary specialization in reptiles along with many years of experience keeping numerous types of reptiles has led to his being recognized at the forefront of the field of reptile veterinary medicine and surgery.