SNAKES OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA:  Natural History and Care in Captivity

Author(s)

Rossi, John V.

Rossi, Roxanne

 

Edition

Orig. Ed 2003

Pages

ISBN #

Cloth/Paper

U.S. Dollars

579

1-57524-031-9

C

$168

Description

Reviews

Based on the Snakes Of The United States And Canada: Keeping Them Healthy in Captivity, Volume 1 Eastern Area and Snakes Of The United States And Canada: Keeping Them Healthy in Captivity, Volume 2 Western Area the authors have summarized the natural history and captive maintenance of all species of snakes found in the United States and Canada.  They have spent years studying the captive maintenance of over 90% of these species and have researched the literature to provide a summary of natural history for each of the species discussed.  Recent literature regarding the captive maintenance and propagation of many snakes is presented.  The tremendous amount of detailed information makes this book unique.  Convenient and easy to read, the book has over 200 color photographs and an extensive bibliography.  It is an essential reference for zookeepers, herpetoculturists, libraries, and veterinary clinics that treat North American snakes.

"The core of this book is its species profiles that are arguably among the most comprehensive written to date and offer expert and invaluable coverage of all Canadian and American snake species. With vivid accompanying color photographs of each snake, their habitat, eating habits, reproduction and so on are precisely covered and easy to reference. This book is an exhaustively researched gem… a stand alone original and a must have for all snake keepers and fanciers." -- www.ecobeetle.com

"Color photographs and species-specific information complement and enhance the general husbandry instructions in this exhaustive and very strongly recommended resource." -- Midwest Book Review, October 2003

"Snakes of the United States and Canada: Natural History and Care in Captivity is packed with detailed, practical information concerning the care of North American Snakes in captivity. Much of this information is on species not normally kept as pets and appears nowhere else. The inclusion of every species of snake from the United States and Canada makes this book stand alone. There are many useful tips and warnings based on the Rossis' vast experience concerning which techniques work and which ones are likely to fail. There are many unique ideas in terms of cage design and outdoor enclosures for snakes… I doubt anyone has more experience and success keeping--and breeding--virtually every North American snake than do the Rossis. As a result, their advise is valuable indeed." -- Stephen L. Barten, DVM, Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society, December 2003, Volume 38, Number 12

"The true value of this book is the "care in captivity" aspect. Many amateur herpetologists who enjoy keeping snakes have little idea on how to maintain them properly. Not only does this book describe how to maintain virtually every species of American and Canadian snake, but it also gives a description of how to choose a snake, and rates each species for difficulty of maintenance. There is also a very informative section dealing with veterinary care and a troubleshooting table detailing how to handle most problems." -- Toby J. Hibbitts, African Journal of Herpetology, 52 (2) 2003

"The work provided in this textbook is monumental. The authors have put together the most comprehensive book to date on the North American and Canadian snakes… This is an excellent clinical reference that will put valuable and practical information on natural history, husbandry and reproduction of North American snakes in the hands of the clinician." -- Scott J. Stahl, Exotic DVM, Volume 6.2, 2004

"… an organized, useful reference manual for snake enthusiasts and practitioners… Basic information is easy to find because the chapter on each species includes a reader-friendly list that includes basic morphology, specific husbandry recommendations, special considerations, and even a maintenance-difficulty index as well as a map of its home range…The style of writing and inclusion of many anecdotes within the text make this book a pleasure to read as well as a valuable reference. I highly recommend it." -- Barbara A. Wolfe, DVM, PhD, DACZM, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Vol. 224, No. 6, March 15, 2004

"This is one of the few books to discuss the natural history of nearly all North American snakes in a single volume and possibly the only one to describe, in detail, the captive care of each species…an invaluable resource." -- Terry VanDeWalle, Wildlife Rehabilitation Bulletin, Vol. 22, No. 2, Fall/Winter 2004

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