Gecko Hybridization

 /  Featured Articles  /  9 Comments  /  March 4, 2013

Gecko Hybridization

I’ve been asked to write about a controversial topic in the reptile world-hybrids. I recently purchased a small group of third generation crested gecko x chahoua hybrids, which marks the beginning of my personal experience with gecko hybrids. I’ve kept reptiles for many years and have owned numerous hybrid snakes in that time.

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Three to Get Ready: Eublepharis macularius

 /  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  February 26, 2013

Three to Get Ready: Eublepharis macularius

Eublepharis macularius, commonly known as leopard geckos are one of the classic “starter geckos”. How many of us kept leopard geckos as our first reptile? How many of us have “moved on” to more challenging species? For some of us, though, leopard geckos remain our passion and prime interest.

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Filling in the Gap: Gecko Rescue

 /  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  February 20, 2013

Filling in the Gap: Gecko Rescue

I’ve been involved with various animal rescue organizations since I was sixteen years old. I have helped cleaned cages and plenty of litter boxes, fostered (dogs, cats, and rats), and even took pictures for a shelter so they could list their available animals online. When my passion for reptiles started in the early spring of 2012 I quickly realized that the rescue resources available for “regular” pets such as cats and dogs were not available for the scaly creatures I loved.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  No Comments  /  February 12, 2013

Multi Species Enclosures Comments

Since “controversy” is explicitly about difference of opinion, it’s no surprise that the responses to our first “Prose and Controversies” (multi-species enclosures) are all over the map. Responses range from “no, no, no” to “it works for me”.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  1 Comment  /  February 5, 2013

Shannon’s “Quickie” Interview with Travis Kuhse of Enigmatic Reptiles:

Have you seen the Acid Stripe Leopard Geckos produced by Enigmatic Reptiles in California? If you are answering in the affirmative, then you KNOW what I mean when I say “you’ve gotta see these”! If you haven’t seen them yet, head to Travis’ web site (http://enigmaticreptiles.com/) or to his FaceBook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Enigmatic-Reptiles/226575520734555) and enjoy the “eye candy” provided by these spectacular Leopard Geckos.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  4 Comments  /  January 29, 2013

Three to Get Ready: Stenodactylus

Reptile enthusiasts who are interested in small geckos, will enjoy this installment of Three to Get Ready about the genus Stenodactylus, a tiny gecko originating in North Africa and the Middle East.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  1 Comment  /  January 22, 2013

Book Review: “A Guide to Australian Geckos & Pygopods in Captivity”

Having an ardent interest in Australian reptile species, I jumped at the opportunity to read and review this 352-page installment in a series of 7 books written by Dr. Danny Brown called “The Australian Reptile Keeper Series” by Reptile Publications. I paid particular attention to the species I keep, as well as some of the species I have been curious about.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  5 Comments  /  January 15, 2013

Breeding Silverfish as Feeders for Small Geckos

Thermobia domestica, also known as “silverfish” or “firebrats” is the most commonly found species of silverfish on the insect supplier’s list. They belong to the order Thysanura, one of the most primitive orders of insects, with direct ancestors in Jurassic rock layers. Todays’s species does not differ much from those ancestors.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  No Comments  /  January 8, 2013

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

 /  Featured Articles  /  No Comments  /  December 25, 2012

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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