Introducing “Raising Reptiles”

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Introducing “Raising Reptiles”

Whenever you talk with someone who is truly passionate, truly thrilled about something, you can practically feel their excitement, which generally means that you are more interested in what they have to say. You get a sense of how important their subject is and how much they care about it. As reptile lovers, we enjoy a unique hobby that most others don’t understand yet. They just don’t know enough to appreciate how extraordinary these creatures are.

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A Tale of Two Comment Opportunities

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A Tale of Two Comment Opportunities

Periodically, Gecko Time offers the opportunity to people to respond to an article and have their thoughts published. We do this every other month, when we present a common reptile “controversy” and invite readers to submit comments that will be published the next month. We also occasionally ask readers to share photographs or ideas which we then publish as an article.

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Party Geckos!

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Party Geckos!

A few months ago, I found myself staring at a room full of reptiles to feed, cages to clean, and had to face the realization that I no longer had any interest in the bins full of scaly babies. Prep the meals, pull the tubs, open the tubs, pull paper, catch an escapee, replace in tub with a ‘stay’ warning, mist, place fresh food, close tubs, stack, reset. Where was I going with any of this?

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Three to Get Ready: Pachydactylus

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Three to Get Ready: Pachydactylus

Pachydactylus, known commonly as “thick toed geckos” are small, arboreal geckos native to southern Africa, extending into eastern Africa. Many of them live in extreme habitats and, as you’ll read below, the genus includes a very wide range of body types and habits.

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Breeding Endangered Geckos

 /  Featured Articles  /  1 Comment  /  July 23, 2013

Breeding Endangered Geckos

: The issue of habitat destruction and threatened extinction of many gecko species looms large in the world these days. Matt Schaefer was good enough to respond to the Editor’s questions about his efforts to combat gecko extinction and his philosophy of how it should be done.

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2013: What are Your Editors Up To?

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2013: What are Your Editors Up To?

It should be no surprise that the Gecko Time editors are more involved with geckos than just editing our publication. For the first time in 2 years –since Matt moved up to the Boston area from Georgia– we present to you the faces behind the blog, or, What We’re Up To In The Reptile (and Amphibian) World.

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Prose and Controversies: Individual or Group Housing?

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Prose and Controversies: Individual or Group Housing?

Housing is one of the most crucial basic issues to consider when keeping geckos. That’s why most of our Prose and Controversies installments to date have been about housing (Glass or Racks, Housing Multi-species Enclosures). This month we consider the question of whether geckos should be housed individually or in groups.

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The Gecko Keepers’ Guide to Using Craigslist

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The Gecko Keepers’ Guide to Using Craigslist

Craigslist is an international “online community” that functions primarily as a “buy sell trade” classifieds list but also as a forum, source for dates, and employment listing, among other things.  More information about Craigslist can be found through their FAQ . I have used Craigslist successfully for a  variety of gecko related sales and purchases […]

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Three to Get Ready: Crested Gecko

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Three to Get Ready: Crested Gecko

Rediscovered nearly 20 years ago, renamed about a year ago (genus designation changed from “Rhacodactylus” to the original 1866 designation of “Correlophus”), the Crested Gecko has surged in popularity in all its various colors –though most of them look kinda brown to me. One theme that runs throughout the accounts of the three gecko experts below is the attractive look and feel of these wonderful creatures. Enjoy!

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“Natural” vs. “Man-made”:  Facts and Myths about Morphs in the Leopard Gecko

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“Natural” vs. “Man-made”: Facts and Myths about Morphs in the Leopard Gecko

There constantly seems to be a lot of emotionally very heated discussions about the production of specific colour-morphs vs. wild-type geckos. In a few forums, the community has split into groups that value wild-type geckos above everything else, and have great trouble respecting colour-morph breeders as well as people who breed and enjoy both varieties.

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