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“Gecking” Online: Forum Vs. Facebook

Ten years ago, gecko hobbyists communicated with each other primarily through gecko-related forums such as Faunaclassifieds, GeckosUnlimited and GeckoForums. Ten years ago, Facebook was used exclusively by college students to keep up with their friends.
As we enter 2016, the situation has changed drastically.

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Gecko Hatchlings with Problems Part 2

The previous article discussed gecko hatchlings that have problems due to improper husbandry or visible deformities. This article addresses the most puzzling and frustrating type of hatchling problems: hatchlings who don’t thrive for unknown reasons.

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Gecko Hatchlings with Problems Part 1

As easy as it can be to put a male and female gecko together, stick the eggs in the incubator, wait for the hatchlings and raise them to adulthood, inevitably some of the hatchlings have problems. They’re born with deformities, they don’t eat, they don’t grow the way they should.

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Found!

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Found!

Recently I got a gecko-related communication from my downstairs neighbor. This is not unusual, since I get frequent requests to come down and remove dead crickets from the lamp fixtures or live ones from under the refrigerator.

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A Game of Musical Cages

Some of us don’t have the luxury of reptile rooms. Some of us share our living space with others who aren’t reptile fanatics.  It can be a challenge to provide appropriate caging for a moderately-sized reptile collection in public living space.  It becomes even more challenging when the number and species of reptile waxes and […]

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A Tale of Three Incubators

A working incubator is a crucial ingredient for a successful reptile breeding season. Eggs do hatch in the enclosure and in appropriately warm parts of the home but generally, the hatch rates are higher when the temperature can be carefully controlled.
During my 10 years as a gecko breeder, I have used three different incubator models. Here is my story, presented not to give a scientific accounting of each type, but as a narrative explaining my journey to a “perfect” incubator (I chose not to try to build my own incubator for a variety of reasons).

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Selling Popular Gecko Species

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Selling Popular Gecko Species

In January, Gecko Time published an article titled “Selling Rare Geckos” where we asked breeders of geckos that few people keep in captivity about their success in selling the offspring. Surprisingly to us, the breeders who responded had no problems. This led us to wonder how breeders who produce and sell the more popular geckos species are faring.

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Selling Rare Geckos

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Selling Rare Geckos

An important consideration for prospective gecko breeders is whether they’ll be able to sell the geckos they produce. Gecko Time was curious about how successful breeders of the less common gecko species are in selling their hatchlings since they often require more specialized care than the more commonly available species such as leopard geckos. We started with the assumption that “rare” geckos would be harder to sell since the number of prospective buyers would be lower and presumably the cost of each gecko would be higher. We admit to being quite surprised at the general consensus among breeders of rare geckos as to their success in selling.

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Gecko Keepers: 2014 Revisited

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Gecko Keepers: 2014 Revisited

A year ago, Gecko Time asked a number of our contributors to reflect on the previous year of gecko keeping and let us know their plans for 2014.  This week, we present a followup from 10 of the original contributors who comment on how 2014 actually played out, compared to what their plans were.  Note that this […]

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Housing Your Hatchlings

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Housing Your Hatchlings

Among the many cautions given to prospective gecko breeders is the one about having enough space to house offspring. Since a single female gecko can produce anywhere from 0-20 or more hatchlings in a single season, it’s a very important consideration. New breeders are advised to “start small” and plan ahead for an unknown result. This article will detail and display some relatively inexpensive housing options for a variety of gecko species.

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