If you are an avid pet owner or enthusiast, you are undoubtedly always looking for ways to be a better care-taker. Here is a list of reading material to help you get started, sorted by the type of pet. The internet is also a great place to look, but always take amateur advice with a critical grain of salt and cross-reference for credibility (not to mention, we just kinda prefer physical books anyways!). These books are published by researched professionals for pet owners like you.
These are all books that we have in our personal library.
Small Mammal Books
The Chinchilla Handbook (Barron’s Pet Handbooks) - Sharon L. Vanderlip, DVM
Degus (Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals) - Sharon L. Vanderlip, DVM
Ferrets for Dummies - Kim Schilling
Hedgehogs (Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals) - Sharon L. Vanderlip, DVM
Pot Bellies and Other Miniature Pigs (Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals) - Pat Storer
Rabbits for Dummies - Connie Isbell & Audery Pavia
Sugar Gliders (Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals) - Caroline Wightman
Sugar Gliders: The Complete Sugar Glider Care Guide - Sandy Duncan
Guide to a Well-Behaved Parrot (Barron’s) - Mattie Sue Athan
Parrots for Dummies - Nikki Moustaki
Barron's has a considerable amount of bird books dedicated to specific bird and parrot breeds. We have these on a wishlist!
Reptile and Amphibian Books
Anoles, Basilisks, and Water Dragons (Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals) - R.D. Bartlett & Patricia P Bartlett
Iguanas for Dummies - Melissa Kaplan
The Iguana Handbook (Barron's Pet Handbooks) - R.D. Bartlett & Patricia P Bartlett
Leopard Geckos for Dummies - Liz Palika
Leopard and Fat-Tailed Geckos (Reptile And Amphibian Keeper's Guides) - R.D. Bartlett & Patricia P Bartlett
Monitors, Tegus, and Related Lizards (Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals) - R.D. Bartlett & Patricia P Bartlett
Reptiles & Amphibians for Dummies - Patricia P Bartlett
Turtles & Tortoises for Dummies - Liz Palika
Freshwater Aquariums for Dummies - Maddy Hargrove & Mic Hargrove
Koi for Dummies - R.D. Bartlett & Patricia P Bartlett
Saltwater Aquariums for Dummies - Gregory Skomal
Hermit Crabs for Dummies - Kelli A. Wilkins
The Tarantula Keeper's Guide: Comprehensive Information on Care, Housing, and Feeding - Stanley A Schultz & Marguerite J Schultz
Tarantulas and Other Arachnids (Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals) - Samuel D Marshall
50 Really Exotic Pets: A Fur-And-Feather-Free Guide to the Most Lovable Tarantulas, Tortoises, Snakes, Frogs, Lizards, and Other Creatures - David Manning
Exotic Pet Handbook (Barron's) - David Manning
Terrarium and Cage Construction and Care (Barron's)- R.D. Bartlett & Patricia P. Bartlett
We also collect small business books and professional pet sitter books. Please e-mail if you would be interested in a list of these resources!