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A Primer for Planted Vivariums

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A Primer for Planted Vivariums

Now more often than ever hobbyists are choosing to build planted vivariums over traditional enclosures. The advantages of a vivarium are tremendous: there’s often much, much less upkeep, they look nicer, and generally herps prefer the extra hiding, climbing, and breeding spaces provided.

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Naultinus grayii: the Northland Green Gecko

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Naultinus grayii: the Northland Green Gecko

Naultinus geckos are a genus of gecko that I was always fascinated with but never thought that I would have the opportunity to work with. What made these secretive geckos so interesting to me was their beautiful colors and appearance, their diurnal and arboreal nature, and that they are live-bearing geckos that come from a completely different environment than most other geckos out there.

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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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Hand Tame Your Gecko

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Hand Tame Your Gecko

In the short time I have been working with geckos I have learned that the more I work with them the more fun they are to handle. I have also been able to structure a daily routine which seems to help condition them as well.

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The Leopard Gecko Wiki

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The Leopard Gecko Wiki

The Leopard Gecko Wiki was originally created in August of 2007 to provide a searchable database of accurate Leopard Gecko information for breeders, keepers, and prospective owners of Leopard Geckos. At the time of the creation, I was breeding Leopard Geckos on a full scale and did not see a true one-stop outlet for Leopard Gecko information that covered care, genetics, natural history, health issues, and of course morphs. My goal was to create an environment where any type of Leopard Gecko owner or prospective owner could find information easily.

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Help Us Fight Cryptosporidium in Leopard Geckos

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Help Us Fight Cryptosporidium in Leopard Geckos

A study is being hosted at The Lehigh Valley Zoo on the effects of a new antiprotozoal drug on Cryptosporidium in Leopard Geckos. “Crypto” has caused massive fear in the gecko community for as long as I have been part of it. This parasite can sneak into your colonies through new additions and take out your whole collection quickly without proper quarantine and a watchful eye. Not only is crypto a risk to your animals but anapsid.org also describes how it is a health risk to keepers.

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Readers’ Questions Answered: Cresties, Breeding

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Readers’ Questions Answered: Cresties, Breeding

As crested geckos become more popular, questions about their husbandry arise more often. Feeding and housing are basic concerns and both are addressed in this month’s Readers’ Questions. We have also including a question about breeding, as we approach the middle of the breeding season for many species.

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Homeopathic Remedies for Geckos

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Homeopathic Remedies for Geckos

One topic that comes up occasionally in gecko circles (and other pet circles as well), is: when and how can “home remedy treatments” be given to our pets? While each owner ultimately must decide for themselves; there are some things that can be done at home, others that never should be done at home, and some that might be done under veterinarian supervision only.

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“My Gecko Will Not Eat” Part 2

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“My Gecko Will Not Eat” Part 2

In a previous article (http://www.geckotime.com/my-gecko-is-not-eating/ ) I described common situations, including illness, life cycle and stress, that result in geckos not eating and provided suggestions for how to deal with each case. This article addresses an even more frustrating situation: the gecko who doesn’t seem to belong to any of the categories above but continues to refuse to eat, sometimes for months.

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How to Breed Mealworms

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How to Breed Mealworms

OK here it is people: the BIG book on mealworms. I made it myself with all my photos. This is everything you need to know! my name is Heather and I have been breeding feeders for a few years including waxworms, superworms, silkworms,crickets and more! Meal worms however seem to be the biggest breeding group I have 😀

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