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The book

above  Forage plants  for turtles  and other herbivorous reptiles


Nature as a model

Forage plants

Format DIN A5, high quality cellophane envelope, thread stitching

320  Pages,  445  Color images,  150  Drawings,  6th  Information boards 

ISBN: 978-3-9809774-2-0

€ 39.90  (plus postage)

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Diet is one of the most important points for keeping our reptiles naturally and appropriately. The wrong diet is the leading cause of illness and death.

In nature, reptiles find a rich supply of forage plants in every season. In human care, on the other hand, our fosterlings are dependent on what we offer them.

Today everyone is talking about the fact that nature should serve as a model when it comes to keeping wild animals in a species-appropriate manner. Appropriate husbandry also includes nutrition with suitable forage plants. Nobody knows what suitable forage plants are better than nature and the animals that still live there.

"Forage plants"  is a compendium which shows the wide range of suitable wild plants. In this  most comprehensive reference work  on the subject can be found with about  360  listed wild plants an extremely large selection of usable forage plants. 

More than  160  Wild plants are thematically described and clearly illustrated.

Most of the plants selected are those that are found in the habitats in the Mediterranean area as well as here and are therefore preferred to be eaten by the animals.


The book  "Forage plants"  should be a help to the committed animal keeper in the selection of suitable wild plants and thus contribute significantly to the health of the turtles. 

The plant descriptions in this book are primarily aimed at owners of European tortoises. All of the plants listed are equally suitable for tropical tortoises and other herbivorous reptiles such as agamas or iguanas.

From the content:

Foreword, introduction, general information, poisonous plants, collecting wild plants, neophytes, culture and wild plants, description of forage plants, thistles, fruits, oxalic acid, first forage plants, leaves of shrubs and trees, winter fodder.

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