There has been a tremendous growth over the last 20 years in the keeping of reptiles, and the most spectacular progress has been made in the breeding of snakes. Practically any species can now be successfully maintained in captivity provided the correct information is available.

In this book, Chris Mattison brings together every aspect of snake husbandry necessary to keep and breed just about any species the hobbyist is likely to encounter. He draws upon data and information from a worldwide range of sources much of which has only previously been available as specialist society and scientific papers.

Chris Matisson has been involved in  keeping snakes for more than twenty years and his advice details everything from basic principles in environment, health, feeding, breeding, and with individual chapters on the main genera. There is also a full international list of relevant societies and sources of snakes. The combination of sound advice, new information and fascinating photographs is destined to repeat the international success of Chris Mattisson’s previous titles.

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Authored by Chris Mattison and published by Blandford Press of London in 1988. Hard cover bound, this First Edition copy, is in Fine condition, covered in plastic and with a Fine dust jacket. The size of the book is 223x142x20mm. ISBN 071371865X.

184pp incl index. Appears unread. 32pp full colour plates illustrating 39 species; 30 b&w illustrations in text. 3 Appendices, Bibliography.