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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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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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