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Pets in a Jar: Collecting and Caring for Small Wild Animals

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Suggestions for collecting and keeping as pets such small animals as snails, toads, worms, ants, butterflies, and starfish.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published May 31st 1979 by Puffin (first published 1975)
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R. C.
May 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
I read this one with my six-year-old son, who scored six large glass jars at a yard sale for $0.30, and said, "Now can we get slugs?" I hoped to talk him into a praying mantis or maybe some tadpoles instead. This title covers fourteen different pets that can be kept in a jar, inckuding those three (and butterflies, starfish, ants...).

We took turns reading the chapters, stopping so the boy could exclaim things like, "We can cut their heads in half! And make two-headed planarian monsters!" and, "N
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Christina
Aug 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Awesome little book that I saw on someone's blog (can't remember where) about how to take care of various insects, reptiles, amphibians--basically anything you can find on your own. I saw it for cheap on sortfloorbooks.com this summer and snatched it up, and then we pulled it out when we found a couple of caterpillars and wanted to know how to care for them. Great little find.
BethAnn
This book is out of date and there are ertainly better guides on the care of keeping small critters out there, BUT I still loved this one because it got me obsessed with keeping every little bug and snake and such back in the day.
Lara
Aug 07, 2007 rated it really liked it
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Another childhood favorite.
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