|Book Testimonials||- Pet Stores|
I work as a manager for the Carolina Pet Center here in Greenville, South Carolina. To ensure that our customers have the right information about caring for their iguana I give free educational programs. This consists of two programs for about an hour each on two separate days.
The information for the classes comes from a wonderful, very accurate and informative book called Green Iguana-The Ultimate Owner's Manual by James W. Hatfield III. The book should be viewed as required reading material for any iguana owner! It has everything from birth to death of an iguana-no wonder everyone calls it the "bible" of iguana pet care books.
Mark Sucher, manager
Carolina Pet Center
Greenville, South Carolina
We at Zootpoia Pet & Aquaria aren't into just selling animals, we are here to serve all of our customers needs. We want our customers to be extremely happy with the animals they buy and also have the correct knowledge on how to care for their specific pet.
When it comes to the care of green iguanas there are many books for sale, but sadly most of them are only fancy books of color pictures with no substance or text. Some of them are so out-dated that the information presented could injure or kill an iguana.
Because we value our customers and the pets they buy from us, the only book we recommend for iguana care is Green Iguana-The Ultimate Owner's Manual by James W. Hatfield III.
As they say in their advertising of the book, "Everything from birth to death of an iguana is in this book". It has a huge amount of useful information in it--We love it.
Because the book is expensive some people might think twice before buying a book like this - but it's worh its weight in gold.
We are so sold on the book that we let any "doubter" take our store copy home with them for a few day. Once it's in their hands, they don't want to give it up. Of course we sell a new copy of the book to them, but more importantly the iguana will have a healthier life and the owner will have a better connection with the iguana by knowing how to care for it now and into the future."
Mark Mertens, Owner
Zootopia Pet & Aquaria
Comox, British Columbia
East Bay Vivarium (www.eastbayvivarium) is one of the nation's largest and oldest retail herpetological stores.
We have been in business in Berkeley, California since 1970, offering the most diverse selection of reptiles in the U.S.A.
We specialize in the captive production of a wide range of reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids. Our store supplies zoos, educational institutions and classrooms as well as individuals and families with snakes, lizards, tortoises, turtles, frogs, toads, salamanders, tarantulas and scorpions. We carry a complete line of cages, supplies and food as well as book selections of more than 200 titles covering these animals in captivity and in the wild.
One book we are particular proud to carry in Green Iguana - The Ultimate Owner's Manual by James W. Hatfield III. It is the biggest, most comprehensive, easy to understand iguana pet care book ever - and it has more photos/illustrations and charts than any other book of its kind. It's also the most readable book on "igs" we've ever encountered. It's written in a friendly, funny and exciting style that reflects it's author well. That's a lot of reasons to love this book, but we have another, more personal reason to love it.
When we sell nearly any animal care book we feel obligated to give our customer all kinds of caveats about its contents. So many are filled with misinformation, mislabeled pictures and obvious product - pushing as to make them suspects at best. This just isn't true of the "G.I. - T.U.O.M". It's solid.
The huge iguana on the front cover of the book (Za is his name) was the author's lizard, but he's ours, too. Jim bought that iguana from us a very long time ago when Za was only about six weeks old.
Jim took over five years to gather all of the information for his book, and during that time we got to watch Za grow up. sure, Jim has a pet care book that will make your iguana "happy", healthy and beautiful, but we feel...that Za got some of his beauty from our store.
Thanks Jim for all your research, writing and, mostly, thanks for caring bout out little green friends!
Owen Maercks, Jonathan Emberton, Owners
East Bay Vivarium