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Readers’ Questions Answered: Breeding Basics

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Readers’ Questions Answered: Breeding Basics

It’s that time of year again for most geckos –breeding season. Each season brings geckos new to the breeding experience as well as keepers new to breeding them. This month’s Readers’ Questions Answered features some basic questions about aspects of the breeding process. Although the first question is specific to leopard geckos, the other question could apply to any gecko species.

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Which New Gecko Should I get?

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Which New Gecko Should I get?

This question is heard often and usually for one of two reasons: either the questioner has just gotten hold of a new enclosure and wants something to put in it, or someone who has successfully kept a gecko for the first time wants to expand to a new, different or more challenging species. As usual, the internet can be a wonderful resource in the quest for a new gecko species to keep, but it is just that, a resource, not a mind reader.

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Readers’ Questions Answered: Husbandry Issues

No matter how many caresheets we read, when it comes to a specific situation with one of our animals, we don’t always know what to do. Sometimes adjustments are possible, sometimes it is too late . . .

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Reader’s Question Answered: Impulse Purchase

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Reader’s Question Answered: Impulse Purchase

It’s a common situation at reptile shows: a novice reptile keeper gets in over his or her head. Gecko Time asked a number of experienced reptile breeders and a reptile rescuer how to deal with this all too familiar situation.

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Going on Vacation With (and Without) Your Geckos

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Going on Vacation With (and Without) Your Geckos

As much as we love our home and our pets, sometimes we just need to get away. Whether you own a single gecko or have a large, multi-species collection, plans must be in place for care and feeding of your pets while you’re gone.

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Reader’s Question Answered: Mealworms with a Twist

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Reader’s Question Answered: Mealworms with a Twist

Many people breeding their own feeders have basic questions when they begin. This reader’s question also seemed basic and straightforward until we got a few more details . . .

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Gecko Housing Considerations and Resources

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Gecko Housing Considerations and Resources

Proper housing is one of the most important elements in successfully keeping geckos. Designing appropriate housing has to account for both the geckos’ needs and the needs of their keepers.

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Readers’ Questions Answered: Selling Geckos, Sick Breeder

We are in the midst of breeding season, which brings up questions about breeders and pricing. Although we all hope for the best, there can be difficulties in both departments:

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Readers’ Questions Answered: Mites and Golden Geckos

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Readers’ Questions Answered: Mites and Golden Geckos

This month readers have asked questions about issues that require immediate action. We have tried to forward the responses to those who asked the questions as soon as we received them, and we reproduce them here for the purpose of educating and informing.

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Happy Independence Day! Geckos Native to the U.S.

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Happy Independence Day! Geckos Native to the U.S.

To celebrate US Independence Day, Gecko Time presents some information about geckos which are native to mainland United States. This does not include geckos which have been introduced from other locales. There are three genera native to the United States, two of which contain a single species and one which includes at least four species.

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