The beginning reptile keeper often can use some words of advice on which of the many types of snakes, lizards, and turtles available would be the best choices when starting out. The Best Reptile Pets covers in detail five each of what the author suggests would be the most successfully kept snakes, lizards, and turtles, with full information on what each species has to offer to the beginning or casual hobbyist. The best points of all 15 species are given along with the information necessary to care for each and sometimes breed it, while disadvantages and potential problems are discussed to help the beginner prevent disappointments. A separate chapter features some of the frequently offered reptiles that would not do well for the average hobbyist, species with size, behavior, or feeding aspects certain to cause problems for the beginner and best avoided at first. Over 40 full-color photos accent the book.