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This is a MUST-HAVE book for all reptile enthusiasts. I have read it cover to cover. And in my 36 years in working with reptiles and exotic animals I have never read such a comprehensive book on the subject of Reptile Nutrition. And it is in down to earth, easy to understand language that makes reading a pleasure. Both beginners and advanced hobbyists will get a wealth of information from this book. It is by far the best book on the subject! Hats off to Mr. John Courteney-Smith for writing such a great and much needed book. Cheers!! Todd Goode The subject of nutrition is one that all keeps should know and understand to keep their animals in tip-top shape! Chapters include; The vitamin and mineral groups, vitamin and mineral uses and interactions, the food groups, self/wild supplementation, gut flora and parasitical load (uses for verm-x), Gutloading, livefood safety, livefood nutrition and variety with 23 species explained, application of supplements, obesity in captive animals, hydration and wild hydration, brumation, viv cleanliness, special reference to inverts, special reference to Amphibians. About the Author, John Courteney-Smith: John has spent a lifetime in the UK exotic pet trade. As a passionate keeper of Reptiles and Exotic birds John is determined to push the boundaries of captive reptile and bird science so that animals benefit from his research all over the world. John is a regular speaker at colleges and universities and is a contributor to forums and to many consumer and trade Reptile and Bird papers and magazines all over the world. John is also the author of two reptile husbandry related books and has worked with other leading authors to provide content for some of the world’s best reptile. As the Arcadia Reptile brand manager John is determined to start “A revolution in reptile care”.