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The Art of Keeping Snakes
The Herpetocultural Library

The Art of Keeping Snakes

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    The Art of Keeping Snakes  by Philippe de Vosjoli.  

    232 Pages. ©2004.

    Snake are among the most beautiful and fascinating creatures of all the vertebrates.  It is no wonder that there are more species of snakes regularly bred in captivity and more than one hundred species available in pet stores.  But how does the keeping of snakes become art?  By developing a naturalistic vivarium system that puts a snake’s welfare and quality of life above all.  This will enhance your enjoyment in observing these fascinating creatures. 

    Inside, you will learn how to set up and maintain a vivaria.  You’ll learn which snakes are best display snakes and how to handle, feed, and care for them.  Most importantly, you’ll learn that the reason for keeping snakes is not just for captive breeding, but to derive enjoyment from watching a snake’s behaviour in a naturalistic environment.

    Table of Contents

    Part I:  A New Way to Keep Snakes

    • What Is The Art of Keeping Snakes?
    • Before You Buy
    • Quarantine and Introduction to Vivaria
    • Life Stages and Husbandry
    • Design Planning
    • Enclosures and Backgrounds
    • Substrates
    • Landscaping
    • Plants for Snakes
    • Heating and Lighting
    • Relative Humidity
    • Vivaria Maintenance
    • Snake Handling
    • Diet
    • Breeding
    • Diseases and Disorders

    Part II: Best Display Snakes

    • Pythons
    • Boas
    • Water Snakes and Garter Snakes
    • Hognose Snakes
    • Rat Snakes
    • King Snakes and Milk Snakes
    • Other Snakes
    • The Future

     

    The highly acclaimed Advanced Vivarium Systems® books, founded and guided by herpetocultural pioneer Philippe de Vosjoli, are the No. 1 books on reptile care.  From Choosing a pet, to selecting a veterinarian, to feeding, housing, breeding, and more, these books deliver the most helpful and up-to-date information available on popular reptiles and amphibians kept as pets.  

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