Freshly updated with new photos, new data, and newly included species, this pictorial identification guide and basic husbandry manual covers more than 250 species, subspecies, and color morphs of reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. The authors advise on what to look for when purchasing these animals and discuss proper caging and feeding. Each profile includes the animal’s original natural habitat, its size from hatchling to adult, its lifespan, and its general behavior traits. The wide array of animals covered includes snakes, lizards, skinks, geckos, turtles and tortoises, frogs, toads, salamanders, tarantulas, scorpions, mantids, crabs–and even cockroaches. Hundreds of color illustrations.