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Reptile Forum Profile: Reptile-Community, an Irish Forum

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Reptile Forum Profile: Reptile-Community, an Irish Forum

Our first Reptile forum profile led to a communication from a reptile forum we’d never heard of: Reptile-Community in Ireland. The owner of Reptile-Community was good enough to respond to Gecko Time’s questions. In addition, three forum members have shared their own experiences with Reptile-Community.

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Reptile Forum Profile: GeckoTalk.com

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Reptile Forum Profile: GeckoTalk.com

Reptile forums remain one of the most common and rewarding ways for people to learn about their geckos, talk about them, sell them and troubleshoot when there are problems. These forums range from large and active to species specific. Reptile forums are easy to create and sometimes seem to spring up like mushrooms. Only a relative few, though, are able to maintain interest and an active membership.

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L. williamsi: Learning from Failures

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L. williamsi: Learning from Failures

It’s natural for gecko keepers, like anyone else, to publicize their successes and avoid discussion of their failures. Failures are frustrating and even somewhat embarrassing. Discussing them publicly also leaves one open to criticism. Despite having all these feelings, I’ve decided to write about my failure this past year to successfully breed Lygodactylus williamsi –electric blue day geckos.

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Interview With Jabberwock Reptiles Owner Stephen Ayer

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Interview With Jabberwock Reptiles Owner Stephen Ayer

Opportunities to purchase reptiles, feeders and supplies in person in a store are largely limited to big box chain pet stores and large, well-known, privately owned stores.  Globalization, the Internet and the economy have made any other option, such as the mom-and-pop reptile store, nearly an impossibility.  Despite these obstacles, Jabberwock Reptile Store owner Steve Ayer […]

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Keeping Geckos in Extreme Climates

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Keeping Geckos in Extreme Climates

Most of us are living in climates that are different than the native environments of many of the geckos we keep. When we set up our geckos in their homes we all face certain challenges particularly in providing the appropriate heat and humidity. In this article, Gecko Time looks at the even greater challenges facing keepers who live in extreme climates: very cold climates with dry heat that significantly reduces humidity, and very hot and humid climates.

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Three to Get Ready Epilogue: Teratoscincus

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Three to Get Ready Epilogue: Teratoscincus

As you probably know from a previous article, we discontinued the Three to Get Ready series due to the difficulty of finding enough keepers to write about the increasingly uncommon species and genera we were attempting to profile. At the time of this unfortunate discovery, we were unsucessfully trying to find contributors for an article about Teratoscincus. Recently, we unearthed two people willing to write about their experience with these “frog eyed geckos”.

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Gecko Husbandry Changes – Part 2

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Gecko Husbandry Changes – Part 2

We hope last week’s first installment of “Gecko Husbandry Changes” contained interesting ideas and food for thought from the experts reflecting about how they’ve changed their husbandry in the past few years. Below, another four gecko keepers share their responses.

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Gecko Husbandry Changes – Part 1

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Gecko Husbandry Changes – Part 1

We’re all familiar with the steep learning curve a novice reptile keeper experiences when learning how to properly care for the first reptile:  I bought my first leopard gecko at a big chain pet store and kept it on 2″ of sand in a 10 gallon tank before she needed a vet visit for worms and impaction. Learn how known breeders have changed this year.

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Out With the Old, In With the New

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Out With the Old, In With the New

My favorite series in the more than 5 years of Gecko Time publication has been the monthly “Three to Get Ready” articles. A series is a valuable resource for any magazine editor because it’s a guaranteed slot in the weekly hunt for articles. This series made no great demands on any single individual: all that was required was for the contributor to respond to 5 simple questions.

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Three to Get Ready: Tarentola

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Three to Get Ready: Tarentola

Tarentola is a genus of gecko with a wide ranging distribution. The most common member of this genus in captivity is the T. chazaliae, commonly called the “helmeted gecko”. These are small, relatively undemanding geckos and hopefully the information about them below from three keepers will inspire others to look into getting some.

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