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Old 10-10-17, 05:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Which books do you recommend ?

Need a general husbandry book on kingsnakes. Which books are a must have? Really don't want a pet store book with lots of pretty pictures . Need one that talks about feeding, brumation, diseases etc...
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Old 10-10-17, 09:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Which books do you recommend ?

Welcome to sSNAKESs! I don't have any books yet and rely on web searches and knowledge from our forum members. I'll be interested to see which books anyone recommends.
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Old 10-10-17, 01:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Which books do you recommend ?

Most books are old... husbandry advances quite fast, even for species that have been kept in captivity for a long time. Research is ever evolving as well as wild life observation technology.

It's better to information for actual keepers that are up to date about latest advances then from a book.

Same for caresheets on the internet which are for a large part copy-paste & reword from a few sources and not kept up to date.

Especially if you are looking beyond basic care (=xyz bedding, water bowl, 2 hides, a lamp on a stat for x temp, and drop in a mouse every once in a while), it can be a real challenge to find good information.
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Re: Which books do you recommend ?

Some of the specifics on here might be a bit old school but if you haven't already combed through here, I recon he knows a thing or two about kingsnakes Applegate Reptiles Home Page
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Old 10-10-17, 09:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thamnks SD59 for the warm welcome . TRD I totally understand how easily info goes out of date . That is why I was so worried about wasting money on lots of books picked off amazon that were not worthy . Pet snake 78 thanks that apple gate website perfect and they have two books : one online and the other I can order .
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Old 10-11-17, 08:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Some of the specifics on here might be a bit old school but if you haven't already combed through here, I recon he knows a thing or two about kingsnakes Applegate Reptiles Home Page
This was a amazing recommendation pet_snake!
I will add to the request for recommendations in.... Kingsnakes and Milksnakes by Ronald G. Markel
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