An entertaining and educational introduction to the world of lizards of all sizes, colors, shapes, and personalities, Lizards provides keepers of all ages with intriguing information about common and unusual lizards. This colorful guide by herp expert Russ Case offers beginners who are looking to adopt a lizard the right guidance for purchasing a healthy specimen and for creating a safe, comfortable home where the pet lizard can thrive. Beginners will learn about the anatomy of lizards and their behavior in the wild and in captivity. The chapter Lizard Food” is a lesson in how to provide lizards with the proper nutrients so that owners meet all of the special needs of their pets. The chapter Five Most Excellent Lizard Pets” presents the most common species for newcomers, including the leopard gecko, green anole, bearded dragon, Chinese water dragon, blue-tongued skink, each illustrated with color photos and detailed with specific advice about feeding and housing. Additional examples of lizards are covered in Other Cool Lizards,” such as the green iguana, chameleon, monitor lizard, tokay and day geckos and uromastyx; all of which are fascinating to read about though not recommended for beginners. A chapter on potential health problems gives a basic overview of how to care for and maintain captive lizards in the best of health. Sidebars throughout the text give the reader good advice on dos and don’ts to avoid common mistakes keepers make with these pet animals. Glossary included.