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Prose and Controversies: Multi-Species Enclosures

This week Gecko Time introduces a new monthly interactive feature called “Prose and Controversies”. Here’s how it works: Each column will feature an issue that has been controversial for gecko keepers. We will attempt to briefly explore as many aspects of the controversy as possible. At the end of the article is a submission box where we encourage you to send us your thoughts and ideas about this topic.

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Three to Get Ready: Phelsuma grandis

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Three to Get Ready: Phelsuma grandis

Gecko Time nearly always publishes on Tuesday and this Tuesday happens to be Christmas Day, an important holiday for many (though not all) readers. What better way to mark the occasion than to devote this month’s Three to Get Ready to the popular red and green gecko, Phelsuma grandis (get it?)

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The Gecko Who Wouldn’t Quit

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The Gecko Who Wouldn’t Quit

As a small scale breeder, I count on the winter months to provide some much needed down-time from producing and caring for baby geckos.  Usually my last baby hatches some time in October (I breed leopard geckos, African fat tail geckos, gargoyle geckos and Coleonyx).  The first eggs tend to appear in February and the […]

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Three to Get Ready: Strophurus

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Three to Get Ready: Strophurus

Strophurus are a 16-species genus of gecko found in Australia, also known commonly as “tail squirters” or “spiny tailed” geckos.  They are a small gecko, usually about 3-5 inches long, whose character traits and relative ease of care, as you’ll see below, make it surprising that they are not kept by more hobbyists.  As usual, […]

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Three To Get Ready: African Fat Tail Gecko

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Three To Get Ready: African Fat Tail Gecko

African Fat Tail geckos (Hemitheconyx caudicinctus) are exploding in popularity due to their ease of care, laid back temperament and the recent development of many colorful and desirable morphs.

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The Making of Geckcessories

Around the turn of the millenium I emerged from the fog of caring for young children (including a set of twins) and realized that once again I had the time and energy to pursue interests of my own. To my surprise, the two obsessions that have taken up my leisure time since then have been reptile breeding and ceramics. Who knew?

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Three to Get Ready: Oedura

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Three to Get Ready: Oedura

This month, Three to Get Ready moves off the beaten path of gecko keeping to explore the Australian genus Oedura, commonly known as the “velvet gecko” which can no longer be exported.

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Three to Get Ready: Rhacodactylus leachianus

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Three to Get Ready: Rhacodactylus leachianus

Rhacodactylus leachianus, the largest known gecko, fascinates many due to its sheer size, coloring and personality which ranges from the phlegmatic to the aggressive.

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Three to Get Ready: Paroedura

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Three to Get Ready: Paroedura

Although, according to wikipedia, there are 16 species in the Paroedura genus, Paroedura picta is by far the most popular to be kept in the reptile hobby, as you will see below.

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Reptile Calculator: Information and Review

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Reptile Calculator: Information and Review

With the number of new genetic mutations that have exploded for some gecko species, the question comes up more and more frequently: “What will I get if I pair up . . . “ This was a simple question to answer years ago when the genetic combinations were limited and largely restricted to recessive and dominant traits.

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