Hobbyists will appreciate this pictorial identification guide and basic husbandry manual covering more than 250 species, subspecies, and colour morphs of reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. All animals shown in this volume can be purchased at pet stores and other outlets. The authors advise on the do's and don'ts of purchasing, proper caging, and correct feeding. Each animal profile includes the species' place of origin, its size from hatchling to adult, life span, and general behaviour traits. A wide array of animals are covered - snakes, lizards, skinks, geckos, turtles and tortoises, frogs, toads, salamanders, tarantulas, scorpions, mantids, crabs - and even cockroaches.