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Reptile Publications are the most prolific publisher of captive reptile, frog and turtle (amphibian), and Australian invertebrate books in Australia.

Specific reptile books include amphibian books, frog books, turtle books, skink books, gecko books, dragon books, monitor books, snake books and python books and Australian invertebrates in captivity.


Extensive information on all aspects of health and diseases are featured in each reptile book as well as a specialist book titled A Guide to Health and Diseases in Reptiles and Amphibians in Captivity authored by Dr Robert Johnson and Dr Brendan Carmel.

If you are needing information on how to select a reptile or which species of reptile to keep in captivity the range of colourful and highly informative books published by Reptile Publications will equip you with all you need.

In each reptile book the content includes details of how to set up a suitable enclosure in which to house your pet reptile, what types of foods are necessary for good health in reptiles, how to breed and cater for the breeding requirements of reptiles including live-birth in reptiles and egg-laying reptiles, natural incubation in reptile species and how to cater for artificial incubation of reptiles if required.

Optimum husbandry is vital to the good health of your reptile and being able to diagnose the symptoms or signs of illness and what to do if you have a sick reptile can make the difference between life and death. Each of the reptile books produced by Reptile Publications has a dedicated chapter on Health and Diseases.

Other reptile books available from Reptile Publications' are Care of Australian Reptiles in Captivity, Keeping and Breeding Australian Reptiles, Understanding Reptile Parasites and Under the Microscope—Identifying Pathogens in Birds and Reptiles and the lizard, python and general reptile books by Mike Swan.

Reptile books include the lizard book series of A guide to Australian Dragons, A guide to Australian Skinks, A guide to Australian Monitors and A guide to Australian Geckos—focusing on their captive housing of reptiles, captive feeding of reptiles and captive breeding of reptiles. Health and diseases in lizards and other reptiles are included in each reptile book as well in the amphibian books particularly the frog book and turtle book. Also available is a complete specialist health title authored by Australian reptile veterianarians named the A Guide to Health and Diseases in Reptiles and Amphibians book which includes frog health and diseases, turtle health and disease, snake health and disease and health and diseases in lizards.

Reptile Publications produce a number of lizard books including A Guide to Australian Lizards in Captivity, A Guide to Australian Geckos and Pygopods in Captivity, A Guide to Australian Monitors in Captivity, A Guide to Australian Skinks in Captivity, A Guide to Australian Dragons in Captivity, Keeping Australian Geckos, Keeping Australian Water Dragons, Keeping Bearded Dragons, Keeping Blue-tongued Lizards, Australian Lizards—A Natural History, Keeping and Breeding Australian Lizards and What Lizard is That?

Content includes choosing a lizard, handling lizards, hygiene in caring for lizards, the transportation of lizards, housing lizards, indoor enclosures for lizards, outdoor enclosures for lizards, substrate for lizard enclosures, lizard hides, heating for lizards, lighting for lizards, themostats and temperature control for keeping lizards, humidity for keeping lizards, feeding lizrds, nutrition in lizards in captivity, foods to feed lizards, lizard feeding problems. Breeding lizards, sexing lizards, hemipenal popping oin lizards, courtship of lizards, mating in lizards, cooling lizards, reptoduction in lizards, lizard eggs gravid lizards, egg laying in lizards, artificial incubation in lizards, natural incubation of lizard eggs, lizard hatchlins and their care, diseases and disorders in lizards, lizard health problems, parasites in lizards, eye disorders in lizards, respiratory problems in lizards, breeding problems in lizards, nasal problems in lizards, oral problems in lizards and more.

Species of lizards in this lizard book A Guide to Australian Skinks in Captivity are—Blue-tongued and Shingleback Skinks, Burrowing Skinks, Crevice Skinks and their Allies, Forest and Water Skinks, Prickly Forest Skinks, Rainbow Skinks, Sand Swimmers, Slender Blue-tongued Skinks, Pink-tongued Skinks, Small Terrestrial Skinks and Striped Skinks.

Details of visual and other sexing techniques include some revolutionary new methods. Other chapters reveal an understanding of skink courtship and skink mating, the necessity of cooling and separating skinks for breeding, reproduction in skinks, caring of gravid skinks, nests for skinks, how to look after skink eggs, artificial incubation facilities and regimes for breeding skinks, temperature dependent sex determination in skinks and other lizards and skink hatchling care. In each skink species chapter in this skink book there are details on skink sexing, subspecies of skinks, Australian skink habitat in the wild, indoor and outdoor housing of skinks, compatibility of skink species, feeding various skinks species, breeding various skink species, colour variants and hybrids in skink species.

The diseases and disorders of skinks chapter of A Guide to Australian Skinks in Captivity includes problems such as nutritional, parasitic, skin, nail, eye, respiratory, traumatic, reproductive and oral disorders as well as a guide to administration of medications and making the most of your reptile veterinarian.

A Guide to Australian Geckos and Pygopods in Captivity covers the Bynoe's and Desert Cave Geckos, Dtellas and House Geckos, Giant Cave and Giant Tree Geckos, Ring-tailed Geckos, Small Terrestrial Geckos, Knob-tailed Geckos, Thick-tailed Geckos, Leaf-tailed Geckos, Spiny-tailed Geckos, Velvet Geckos and the Pygopods—Delma's, Scaly-footed and the Burton's Legless Lizard.

General information in this gecko book explains how to select a gecko, handling geckos, indoor and outdoor enclosure types and sizes, gecko species compatibility, gecko hides, substrate and furnishings for gecko enclosures, heating and lighting for geckos, feeding of invertebrate and vertebrate foods, culturing insects for reptiles and lizards, dietary supplements for feeding geckos and feeding problems in geckos.

Australian dragons are popular all over the world especially those included in A Guide to Dragons in Captivity by Dr Danny Brown presenting all the information you would want to keep Australian dragons in captivity. Bearded dragons are also represented in the lizard book, Keeping Bearded Dragons, providing basic but quality information for the beginner lizard keeper.

Other species covered in the dragon book are crevice and rock dragons, two-lined dragons, earless dragons, heath dragons, frilled dragons, large arboreal dragons, rainforest dragons, sand dragons, small arboreal dragons and water dragons.

General Husbandry covers selecting dragons for captivity, handling dragons, transporting dragons, quarantine for lizards, indoor and outdoor enclosures for dragons, enclosure size, compatibility in dragons, substrates and hide sites for dragons, enclosure enrichment for dragons, heating and lighting dragon enclosures, feeding dragons, culturing insect foods, dietary supplements for lizards and dragons and dealing with feeding problems in dragons.

Health and disease problems in dragons is extensively covered and written by the author, Dr Danny Brown, who is a veterinarian specialising in reptiles, particularly lizards.

Snake books include the venomous Australian elapid and colubrid snakes. Snake books from Reptile Publications are among an extensive range of reptile books. Reptile Publications publish the snake book titled A Guide to Australian Snakes in Captivity. This is the only snake book covering the captive care of elapids and colubrids.

Specific chapters on individual snake species are all covered in the snake books from Reptile Publications.

Species covered include death adders, copperheads, coral snakes, crowned snakes, small-eyed snakes, whip snakes, white-lipped snakes, the Bardick, Red-naped and Orange-naped snakes, Brown-headed snakes, swamp snakes, broad-headed snakes, tiger snakes, Inland taipans, Coastal Taipans, Tiger snakes, Hooded snakes, Black snakes, Pygmy Mulga snakes, Red-bellied Black Snakes, Brown snakes, the Curl snake, the Rough-scaled snake, the Bandy Bandy and the Macleay's Water snake.

Reptile Publications publish a range of python books including Keeping and Breeding Australian Pythons, Keeping Carpet Pythons, Keeping Children's Pythons, The Complete Carpet Python, The Complete Children's Python and The More Complete Chondro.

Content in these python books include handling pythons, python housing and python enclosures, python thermoregulation, python temperature needs, heating mats for pythons, lighting for pythons, ultraviolet lighting for pythons, substrates for python enclosures, python hides, handling pythons using hooks, jiggers and other handling equipment, python handling methods, python feeding methods, python feeding problems such as food refusal, python breeding, sexing pythons using probing, python breeding cues, python breeding methods, python breeding problems, slough usage, slough removal in pythons, python sloughing problems, mating pythons, python courtship, python egg-laying, incubation of pythons, care of python juveniles, python breeding problems, python health and diseases, parasites in pythons, abnormal shedding in pythons, abnormal birthing in pythons, dystocia in pythons, dysecdysis in pythons.

Individual chapters on python species are also covered in the python books from Reptile Publications. Species covered include the Children's Python, the Spotted Python, Pygmy Python, Stimson's Python, Black-headed Python, Woma, Water Python, Olive Python, Pilbara Olive Python, Rough-scaled Python, Australian Scrub Python, Oenpelli Python, Diamond Python, carpet pythons and Green Python.

Turtle Books
Reptile Publications have three books on Turtles—A Guide to Australian Turtles in Captivity, Keeping Short-necked Turtles and Keeping Long-necked Turtles as part of the amphibian book range. Turtle books are an important reference for both experienced and beginners to keeping turtle and amphibians.