Mediterranean Tortoises - Gentle Creatures in Hard Shells | Thorsten Geier
A naturalistic guide to housing, nutrition and hibernation; Thorsten Geier 2022, Kleintierverlag, 978-3-944484-33-4 Preis: € 20,00
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A naturalistic guide to housing, nutrition and hibernation
I would like to inspire you, as a tortoise enthusiast, to practise the best possible, naturalistic husbandry for these special animals. Based on the foundation of more than 20 years of my dealing with Mediterranean tortoises, this book provides you with plentiful advice and tips from my practical experience to help you with keeping your tortoises. Starting with ‘nature as our guide’, I explain why the animals should be spared a life in a vivarium. This guide book contains over 175 pages of detailed suggestions for natural husbandry methods. I demonstrate the landscaping of outdoor enclosures and introduce suitable, and less suitable, feeding plants. Other topics are: optimal nutrition, care of hatchlings and juveniles, hibernation, tortoise health, successful breeding and species protection - as well as mistakes made in tortoise husbandry and many other subjects. Over 200 photographs of tortoises in their habitats, enclosure setups, plants and many other subjects make this book a particularly valuable read. I also dedicate a separate chapter to our youngest tortoise friends, as I would also like to engage this young generation, and their parents, in aspiring to a naturalistic approach to keeping tortoises.
About the author Thorsten Geier
Thorsten Geier is a recognized expert, owner of the kleintierverlag.de and successful author of numerous tortoise books. He also gives lectures and publishes articles on keeping European tortoises as close to nature as possible.