/  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  March 1, 2016

Should We Breed Popular Gecko Species? Yes!

Keeping reptiles is a rewarding experience, one that develops a bond with these animals. Consequently, we find ourselves asking questions and raising issues rooted in morality and ethics. One such question has been surfacing lately regarding the continued breeding of some of the most popular species such as crested geckos (Correlophus ciliatus), gargoyle geckos (Rhacodactylus auriculatus), and especially leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius).

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 /  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  February 2, 2016

Un gecko rupicole rare : le Gecko Plat de Loveridge, Afroedura loveridgei

Le genre Afroedura comprend quinze taxons (espèces et ssp.) valides à ce jour dont onze espèces (source : Zootaxa), mais étant donné la difficulté d’accès de certains sites et le manque de séquençage ADN de nombreux spécimens, il y a fort à parier que le nombre d’espèces augmentera dans les années à venir (Jon Boone, comm. pers.). Les caractéristiques communes du genre sont : un corps particulièrement aplati, adapté à la dissimulation dans les failles et crevasses rocheuses les plus étroites.

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A Rare Rock-dwelling Gecko: Afroedura

The genus Afroedura includes fifteen taxa (species and subspecies.) To date, eleven species have been identified (source: Zootaxa ) , however, with increasing access to some of the more remote habitats and with the DNA sequencing of more of the specimens, it is likely that the number of identifiable species will increase in the near future (Jon Boone, pers. comm.). The genus is characterized by a very flat body, adapted for hiding in cracks and narrow rocky crevices.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  9 Comments  /  January 5, 2016

“Gecking” Online: Forum Vs. Facebook

Ten years ago, gecko hobbyists communicated with each other primarily through gecko-related forums such as Faunaclassifieds, GeckosUnlimited and GeckoForums. Ten years ago, Facebook was used exclusively by college students to keep up with their friends.
As we enter 2016, the situation has changed drastically.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  November 10, 2015

Keeping Genus Tropiocolotes

The term ‘micro gecko’ can refer to members of the genus Tropiocolotes. The two species that I keep are Tropiocolotes tripolitanus and T. steudneri. These are a couple of the most common species of micro geckos available in the industry. Many are imported as wild caught adults, however small numbers of captive bred young are produced each year.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  October 20, 2015

Gecko Hatchlings with Problems Part 2

The previous article discussed gecko hatchlings that have problems due to improper husbandry or visible deformities. This article addresses the most puzzling and frustrating type of hatchling problems: hatchlings who don’t thrive for unknown reasons.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  5 Comments  /  October 13, 2015

Gecko Hatchlings with Problems Part 1

As easy as it can be to put a male and female gecko together, stick the eggs in the incubator, wait for the hatchlings and raise them to adulthood, inevitably some of the hatchlings have problems. They’re born with deformities, they don’t eat, they don’t grow the way they should.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  October 6, 2015

Running a Reptile Rescue

More and more often, I hear people saying that they want to start their own reptile rescue. While having additional reptile rescues would be absolutely amazing as the few that exist are struggling to meet increasing surrender requests, rescue is more than just taking in reptiles in need. Starting, and maintaining, a rescue requires extensive planning, paperwork, time, space, money, and lots and lots of patience.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  16 Comments  /  August 25, 2015

Creating a Bioactive Leopard Gecko Setup

Anyone involved in the online leopard gecko community can recite the ideal leopard gecko setup: paper towel or tile, belly heat controlled with a thermostat, a dry hide, a humid hide, and a water dish. This simple setup works, and it has saved the lives of many leopard geckos previously kept in inadequate conditions due to ignorance. Still, many keepers wonder about creating more naturalistic enclosures.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  August 18, 2015

Leopard Gecko Morph Special: the New Bluebelly Pastel Gene

Geckos with the new “pastel” single gene were officially released by Ron Tremper in 2014.

The project started back in 2008 with a raptor baby which hatched out with a bright blue belly color through spontaneous genetic mutation . His pictures went across the globe and raised a huge interest in the global gecko community at that time. The bright blue belly-coloration faded after some weeks, but the animal and some of its relatives expressed a different pattern combined with a generally improved coloration of the animals. The project has been selectively bred and developed since 2009.

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