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An Introduction to Crested Gecko Morphs

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An Introduction to Crested Gecko Morphs

Crested Geckos have a very wide range of color, pattern and traits with a seemingly endless possibility of combinations that opens the doorway for serious breeders to an excitingly beautiful world of Morphs. Crested geckos are relatively new when it comes to the animal world, only being rediscovered no more than 20 years ago after being thought extinct. This has not allowed scientists the time needed to prove out any traits so when it comes to crested geckos, traits are not genetically connected to the morphs.

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Three to Get Ready: Coleonyx

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Three to Get Ready: Coleonyx

Introducing our new monthly Gecko Time feature –Three to Get Ready. Every month, a different herp species will be profiled by three experienced keepers. While a detailed caresheet is always useful, individuals’ personal experiences and their delight in working with a particular species can do even more to convey what it’s really like to care for them. It can also motivate others to take on a new type of gecko.

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Breeder Chronicles: Incubator Issues

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Breeder Chronicles: Incubator Issues

This has been one of the hardest months that I’ve had as a breeder. I was very excited about having clutches laid early in the season and having 5 in the incubator at one time. Unfortunately I had two eggs hatch very late, after 45 days, and found two very weak geckos with their yolk sacs still attached.

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Bugs that Clean Your Terrarium for You

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Bugs that Clean Your Terrarium for You

If you have a tropical species that can handle a bit of humidity there are a few bugs that can help with your cleaning tasks from day to day. Here are some different species that can serve as your cleanup crew.

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A Potpourri of Readers’ Questions Answered

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A Potpourri of Readers’ Questions Answered

We asked readers to submit questions for this week’s Readers’ Questions Answered and received quite a variety of responses. We’ve also received some good answers from gecko experts. We hope this is helpful and educational.

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Product Review: Zoomed Wipeout Terrarium Cleaner and Deodorizer

If you have reptiles, you realize the importance of cleaning your cages to help keep your reptiles in good health. As herpers, we have all had to deal with the annoying scents that some terrariums pick up after some use, so disinfectant and odor removers are one of the necessary cleaning products in your reptile room.

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Giving Your Children a Gecko: What You Need to Know

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Giving Your Children a Gecko: What You Need to Know

Geckos can make great pets for the whole family if you choose the right breed. With children come special considerations — both for the safety of the gecko and for the long-term enjoyment of your family. You want a pet that will be compatible with your personalities and your lifestyle.

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Breeder Chronicle:  Bad News Good News

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Breeder Chronicle: Bad News Good News

Gecko breeding always has its highs and lows but this month has had some big swings. I’ll start with the bad news.

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How to Become a “Gecko Expert”

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How to Become a “Gecko Expert”

The world of gecko-related information, mostly internet based, is one of questions and answers, arguments and opinions. As people become more familiar with this world, they come to realize that there are those who mostly ask questions and others who mostly answer them.

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Reptile Rescue

When we set out to start a reptile rescue, we discovered that there are many different aspects that go into it, far more than any of us had ever expected. We have always been engaged in rescuing and rehabilitating animals we had found, or had brought to us from a young age. These actions stemmed from helping any and all sick or mistreated animals we could find, and now to saving, caring for and re-homing exotic pets.

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Gecko Time understands why people enjoy keeping geckos. Run by Aliza Azart, our content ranges from in depth breeder interviews to species spotlights in which we highlight different geckos and deliver detailed care guides and articles.

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