Selling Popular Gecko Species

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  March 18, 2015

Selling Popular Gecko Species

In January, Gecko Time published an article titled “Selling Rare Geckos” where we asked breeders of geckos that few people keep in captivity about their success in selling the offspring. Surprisingly to us, the breeders who responded had no problems. This led us to wonder how breeders who produce and sell the more popular geckos species are faring.

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Biology of Breeding: Considerations for Maximizing Genetic Diversity of Breeding Groups

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  March 10, 2015

Biology of Breeding: Considerations for Maximizing Genetic Diversity of Breeding Groups

When a person joins the hobby of reptile keeping and makes the decision to breed animals of any species, they silently make the acknowledgement that they are going to be playing god with the species they choose to reproduce. Not only accelerating evolution through artificial selection, but also picking and choosing which ecological and evolutionary forces, or lack thereof affect their breeding populations.

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Two Decades as a Gecko Breeder

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  January 27, 2015

Two Decades as a Gecko Breeder

There is plenty of information available today about how to keep and breed geckos.  With forums, articles, books, radio programs, social networking, and online resources, just about anybody can become a gecko keeper or even a breeder.  Whether you are inclined to be a hobbyist, serious collector, or aspire to become a legitimate business, it […]

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Selling Rare Geckos

 /  Featured Articles  /  4 Comments  /  January 20, 2015

Selling Rare Geckos

An important consideration for prospective gecko breeders is whether they’ll be able to sell the geckos they produce. Gecko Time was curious about how successful breeders of the less common gecko species are in selling their hatchlings since they often require more specialized care than the more commonly available species such as leopard geckos. We started with the assumption that “rare” geckos would be harder to sell since the number of prospective buyers would be lower and presumably the cost of each gecko would be higher. We admit to being quite surprised at the general consensus among breeders of rare geckos as to their success in selling.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  January 15, 2015

An Odyssey of the Creation of a Unique Vivarium

Some kids might ask for video games for Christmas, some a bike, but I’m not like those kids. For Christmas I asked for some kind of display case that I could turn in the my crested gecko’s habitat, and that is exactly what I got: an old display case from a local museum.

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Two Passions Merged:  Veterinarian and Reptile Hobbyist

 /  Featured Articles  /  4 Comments  /  January 6, 2015

Two Passions Merged: Veterinarian and Reptile Hobbyist

Growing up I always had a love of all animals. I especially had a big interest in exotics, mostly reptiles. I was fascinated by the variety of species out there and learned more and more about them as I grew older. I kept many species including various geckos, lizards, turtles, tortoises and amphibians. It was always a goal of mine to learn as much as I could about these amazing animals and provide the best care I could for them. Along the way many of these animals bred for me, most without me even trying. That generated a further interest and advancements in my hobby. Also, ever since I was a child it was a lifelong dream of mine to become a veterinarian.

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Gecko Keepers: 2014 Revisited

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  December 31, 2014

Gecko Keepers: 2014 Revisited

A year ago, Gecko Time asked a number of our contributors to reflect on the previous year of gecko keeping and let us know their plans for 2014.  This week, we present a followup from 10 of the original contributors who comment on how 2014 actually played out, compared to what their plans were.  Note that this […]

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Housing Your Hatchlings

 /  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  December 9, 2014

Housing Your Hatchlings

Among the many cautions given to prospective gecko breeders is the one about having enough space to house offspring. Since a single female gecko can produce anywhere from 0-20 or more hatchlings in a single season, it’s a very important consideration. New breeders are advised to “start small” and plan ahead for an unknown result. This article will detail and display some relatively inexpensive housing options for a variety of gecko species.

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Book Review: The Leopard Gecko Advisor

 /  Featured Articles  /  6 Comments  /  November 25, 2014

Book Review: The Leopard Gecko Advisor

Ray Roehner of Designer Geckos understands that there is more than one way to successfully care for leopard geckos. Presumably that’s why he calls his leopard gecko care book “The Leopard Gecko Advisor” rather than something like “Leopard Gecko Care”. He also realizes that novices need clear, step by step instructions for husbandry that will allow them to succeed immediately. “The Leopard Gecko Advisor” is such a book, and more.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  4 Comments  /  November 11, 2014

What’s Going on With Gecko Time?

Five and a half years, 305 articles published weekly. No, we’re not “going under” but our priorities and publication schedule have changed.

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