My book about Mediterranean Tortoises
If you wish further information, please just have a look in my guide book MEDITERRANEAN TORTOISES – GENTLE CREATURES IN HARD SHELLS.
I would like to inspire you, as a tortoise enthusiast, to practise the best possible, naturalistic husbandry for these special animals. Based on the foundation of more than 20 years of my dealing with Mediterranean tortoises, this book provides you with plentiful advice and tips from my practical experience to help you with keeping your tortoises.
Starting with ‘nature as our guide’, I explain why the animals should be spared a life in a vivarium. This guide book contains over 175 pages of detailed suggestions for natural husbandry methods. I demonstrate the landscaping of outdoor enclosures and introduce suitable, and less suitable, feeding plants.
Other topics are: optimal nutrition, care of hatchlings and juveniles, hibernation, tortoise health, successful breeding and species protection – as well as mistakes made in tortoise husbandry and many other subjects. Over 200 photographs of tortoises in their habitats, enclosure setups, plants and many other subjects make this book a particularly valuable read. I also dedicate a separate chapter to our youngest tortoise friends, as I would also like to engage this young generation, and their parents, in aspiring to a naturalistic approach to keeping tortoises.
My book should be regarded as a basic guide for keeping Hermann’s tortoises, Spur-thighed tortoises (Greek tortoises or Moorish tortoises), Horsfield’s tortoises (Russian tortoises, Central Asian tortoises, Steppe tortoises, Afghan tortoises or Four-toed tortoises) and Marginated tortoises.
1st Edition 2022, 179 pages, 202 photos, 17 graphics, 14.8 x 21 cm, softcover, ISBN 978-3-944484-33-4, € 20.00, www.kleintierverlag.de, Publisher: Kleintierverlag Thorsten Geier (Germany), Specialist Publishers on Naturalistic Husbandry
Reading sample: Gentle Creatures in Hard Shells
Where can I buy the book?
Simply order my book about Mediterranean tortoises. It is available at your bookstores, online sales platforms or directly from publisher (Germany)
Directly from publisher (Germany)