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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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Great Escapes

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Great Escapes

As the owner of a fairly large group of geckos I’ve had my fair share of gecko escapes during the past 10 years. The sweetest ones, of course, are the geckos that come back.

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What’s Going On With My New Leopard Gecko?

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What’s Going On With My New Leopard Gecko?

For new gecko owners, the first few weeks can be an anxiety-filled time. Without the knowledge base that comes with reptile experience, it can be difficult to know whether or not the gecko is thriving and whether the new keeper is using correct husbandry.

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Three to Get Ready: Ptychozoon

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Three to Get Ready: Ptychozoon

There has been much interest lately in the genus Pytchozoon, which can be as difficult to acquire as to pronounce (TY-ko-zone –the “P” is silent). There are 8 species of Pytchozoon, more commonly known as the “flying gecko” or “Parachute gecko”, though generally only P. Kuhli is found in the pet trade. What could fail to fascinate about a gecko that can fly? Though of course, more correctly, it glides, space permitting.

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Readers’ Questions Answered: Genetics and Diet

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Readers’ Questions Answered: Genetics and Diet

After a long hiatus, we bring back our “Readers’ Questions Answered”. In the past we have had 2-3 people respond to each question. This time around, the single responses we got were so good that we left it at that. If you have questions you would like answered, please submit them and we will publish them in the near future!

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Encounter in White Plains

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Encounter in White Plains

In a time when stories of fraud, betrayal and bad-mouthing abound, this article is a celebration of the joy of making positive contacts in the gecko world.

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Three to Get Ready: Hemidactylus

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Three to Get Ready: Hemidactylus

The publication last month of a “Three to Get Ready” focusing on viper geckos, Hemidactylus imbricatus, sparked a desire from one reader for us to do an article focusing on the entire Hemidactylus genus. Your wish is our command! Hemidactylus is a genus of over 90 species, many of which go by the common name “house gecko” because of their ability to flourish in human occupied space, and, as you’ll read below, new species are being discovered all the time.

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Review of Gargoyle Geckos by P. de Vosjoli et. al.

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Review of Gargoyle Geckos by P. de Vosjoli et. al.

One of the classic books about Rhacodactylus geckos was published in 2003 by Philippe de Vosjoli, Allen Repashy and Frank Fast. It quickly sold out and was soon outdated because of the wealth of new discoveries about the geckos of this genus. The authors decided to write a new guide in several volumes, each volume dedicated to a different Rhacodactylus species.

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Interview with Bruce Lowder of Animal Encounters

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Interview with Bruce Lowder of Animal Encounters

For reptile breeders in northeastern United States, the Reptile Expos in White Plains, NY have Been THE show to attend and THE place to vend. These shows, with more recent additions of smaller shows in Manchester, New Hampshire and Melville (Long Island) New York have been produced for the past 14 years by Bruce Lowder through his company Aminal Encounters.

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Calling all USA L. williamsi Breeders

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Calling all USA L. williamsi Breeders

It’s a well known fact that Lagodactylus williamsi, commonly known as the electric blue day gecko is a highly endangered species due to shrinking habitat in its native Tanzania. In addition to the brilliant blue coloring of the dominant male and the engaging behavior of these geckos, many reptile keepers are eager to breed them in order to establish a reasonably sized, genetically diverse population of L. williamsi in captivity in order to preserve this lovely gecko.

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