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7 Must Read Gecko Books

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7 Must Read Gecko Books

The holidays are approaching and herp-minded people are searching for gifts for their herp-loving friends. While living gifts are always appreciated, reference books also have a long shelf- life and can be invaluable to reptile keepers at all levels.

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Evolving Tastes: Managing a Diverse Collection

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Evolving Tastes: Managing a Diverse Collection

[ad#250] Keeping reptiles as a hobby began out of a necessity and developed into a passion. I’ve always had an interest in animals, but it wasn’t until my sophomore year in college that I actually started to keep reptiles. At the time, I was studying to become a mechanical engineer and I needed an outlet […]

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Sela: A Story of a Special Needs Gecko

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Sela: A Story of a Special Needs Gecko

There is debate within the reptile community about how to proceed when a gecko is born with defects that make life possible, if not “normal”. Some breeders prefer to cull these hatchlings in the interest of reducing the chances that a genetic anomaly will be passed on. Others feel that any creature which can live without pain should be cared for . This is the story of a “special” gecko who seems to have enriched the lives of those around her.

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Photography Basics: Taking photos & Editing in Photoshop

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Photography Basics: Taking photos & Editing in Photoshop

Taking interesting, clear photos of any living, moving creature is a combination of skill, technique and proper equipment. This article will provide some general tips for taking a good, clear photo of your gecko and editing out some of the more distracting background elements.

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Drive Traffic to Your Gecko Site

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Drive Traffic to Your Gecko Site

[ad#blue-links] When I tell people that I run a gecko blog they often respond the same way. “A gecko blog, huh? People care about them enough to read about them on a regular basis?” We’re in a small niche, it is true. Gecko breeders and enthusiasts are spread out across the world. It is not […]

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5 Tips for Shipping Geckos

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5 Tips for Shipping Geckos

Need to ship a gecko? This is something that is done regularly in our industry. Sometimes it’s the only way to safely and effectively get a gecko to its new home. It can be stressful not only on the gecko but the shipper, especially if it’s your first few times shipping. These 5 tips to better shipping will point out some things you might not think about as a new shipper.

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A&M Geckos says Goodbye to Leopard Geckos

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A&M Geckos says Goodbye to Leopard Geckos

In a stunning development, Alberto Candolini of A&M Geckos has recently decided to sell the leopard gecko part of his business. Alberto agreed to speak to Gecko Time about his decision and his plans for the future.

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12 Gecko Mutations

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12 Gecko Mutations

Geckos are bred in huge numbers in captivity. Breeding in high numbers in any animal will create genetic oddities. This post showcases shocking, amazing, and some scary gecko mutations that we’ve found across the web.

Please be warned: some of these photos are graphic and may offend some people. If you feel like this may not be the right post for you please go back to the homepage and check out some of our other blog posts. None of these photoshopped to the best of our knowledge!

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My Gecko is Not Eating: Why and How to Fix it

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My Gecko is Not Eating: Why and How to Fix it

Failure to eat, or a reduction in eating habits in a gecko is not really a problem in and of itself, but a symptom of either an illness or a natural situation. Since most keepers consider regular feeding to be a sign of good health, it is disconcerting when a gecko doesn’t eat. Most of the time, a gecko does not eat well due to illness, stress or life cycle events.

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Recent study on Tokay Geckos and Salmonella

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Recent study on Tokay Geckos and Salmonella

There was a recent study posted on Scientific American’s 60-Second Science blog titled Of Pathogens and Pets: Tokay Gecko Harbors 10 Types of Salmonella. This article explains research that has been conducted with 150 tokay geckos, finding that 60% tested positive for carrying Salmonella.

It seems that people are focused against reptiles lately. With the U.S. government pushing down to take away reptile keeper’s rights and studies being published such as this, the question must be asked: Is there a connection between the increase in anti-reptile articles and the prevalence of anti-reptile legislation in the United States?

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