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How to Care* for Your Giant Day Gecko

How to Care* for Your Giant Day Gecko

Description Giant Day Geckos (Phelsuma grandis, formerly considered to be a subspecies of Phelsuma madagascariensis) are the largest geckos of the genus Phelsuma, whose members are commonly called “day geckos”.  Giant Day Geckos can grow as large as 12” and...

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How to Care* for Your Mourning Gecko

How to Care* for Your Mourning Gecko

(photo credit DW.com) Description Mourning Geckos (Lepidodactylus lugubris) are small (3-4”), nocturnal, arboreal geckos native to the Indo-Pacific coast including but not limited to Hawaii, Indonesia, and Australia.  Their habitat is the temperate rainforest, featuring high humidity and moderate (65-85F)...

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How to Care* for Your Uroplatus (Leaf Tail) Gecko

How to Care* for Your Uroplatus (Leaf Tail) Gecko

(photo credit Wikipedia) Description Leaf Tail Geckos belong to the genus Uroplatus, of which there are at least 13 species, a number of which are kept in captivity.  They range from 3”-12” in length depending on the species and are...

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How to Care* for Your Golden Gecko

How to Care* for Your Golden Gecko

(photo credit NMGeckos) Description Golden Geckos (Gekko ulikovskii) are moderately sized (6”-10”), nocturnal, arboreal geckos native to Vietnam.  They generally inhabit a tropical rainforest.  Golden Geckos get their common name from their greenish-gold body color.  They have delicate skin and...

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How to Care* for Your Leachianus Gecko

How to Care* for Your Leachianus Gecko

Description Leachianus Geckos (Rhacodactylus leachianus), also known as “leachies” or “New Caledonian Giant Geckos” are mid sized (10”-14”), nocturnal, semi-arboreal geckos native to New Caledonia.  Their habitat is the temperate rainforest, featuring high humidity and moderate (65-85F) temperatures.  Leachianus Geckos...

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How to Care for Your African Fat Tail Gecko

How to Care for Your African Fat Tail Gecko

(photo credit Wikipedia) Description African Fat Tail Geckos (Hemitheconyx caudicinctus) are mid-sized, nocturnal, terrestrial geckos native to western Africa. Their habitat is generally considered to be arid savannah, though they likely spend much of their time in more humid microclimates. Wild...

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What Can My Tokay Gecko Eat?

What Can My Tokay Gecko Eat?

Tokay Geckos are one of the most in-demand pets in the reptile trade, they are brightly colored, can grow as much as 14 inches (which makes them the second largest gecko in the world, second only to the New Caledonian Giant Gecko also...

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What Can My Gargoyle Gecko Eat?

What Can My Gargoyle Gecko Eat?

(photo credit Jonathon's Jungle Roadshow) There are only very few reptiles where it should be advocated for the main part of the reptile's diet to be made up by a commercially available pre-prepared products over fresh food. Usually, fresh food...

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How to Care for Your Tokay Gecko

How to Care for Your Tokay Gecko

Description Tokay geckos (Gekko gecko) are large (12-15”), nocturnal, arboreal geckos native to Indonesia, parts of India, and the Philippines.  They generally inhabit a tropical rainforest.  The original Tokay gecko was grayish-blue with orange or red spots.  Recently, a variety...

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How to Care for Your Gargoyle Gecko

How to Care for Your Gargoyle Gecko

(photo credit Jonathon's Jungle Roadshow) Description Gargoyle Geckos (Rhacodactylus auriculatus) are mid sized (10’12”) nocturnal, semi-arboreal geckos native to New Caledonia. Their habitat is the temperate rainforest, featuring high humidity and moderate (65-85F) temperatures. Gargoyle Geckos have chunky bodies and...

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