Two Passions Merged:  Veterinarian and Reptile Hobbyist

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 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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Reflections of a Multi-Species Gecko Keeper

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  October 21, 2014

Reflections of a Multi-Species Gecko Keeper

I am Yann Fulliquet, 37 years old. I live in Switzerland and work in a rehabilitation clinic as a nurse.

I am rather new to this hobby as I only have been into it for 4 years now, but I have been keeping fish for 19 years, with a primary interest in South American catfish and cichlids. My interest in reptiles started around that time too, but for a long time I thought they were much more difficult to care for than fish so I stayed away but read about them periodically until I finally decided to start with them.

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Leopard Geckos: A Hobby Developing to an Artistic Science

 /  Featured Articles  /  5 Comments  /  October 14, 2014

Leopard Geckos: A Hobby Developing to an Artistic Science

Eublepharis macularius, the leopard gecko, is an animal we have all come to know and love. They are easy to care for and make great pets, but what has become so eye catching about them is the vast diversity of their appearance. Through the many decades of captive breeding of these animals, several traits have randomly mutated and popped out, such as the three strains of albinism (Tremper, Bell, and Rainwater.) Other traits have affected the visual appearance of the eye or the pigmentation patterns on the body. For years now, these traits have been mislabeled as ‘genes’ due to seemingly following simple inheritance patterns (aside from polygenic traits.) The truth is, we have no idea what these traits are. The fact that they are inherited consistently and reproducibly, however, does mean they are part of the genetic material of the animal.

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Creating a Leopard Gecko Reverse Stripe Bandit

 /  Featured Articles  /  5 Comments  /  September 23, 2014

Creating a Leopard Gecko Reverse Stripe Bandit

Anthony Conti gives his first hand account of creating the first reverse striped bandit leopard gecko.

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Homonata horrida Update:  Hatchlings!

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  September 17, 2014

Homonata horrida Update: Hatchlings!

After quite a wait the hatchlings have arrived. Two hatched on the same day (which must be an unlikely event as they were laid a week apart). The first egg hatched after a lengthy 93 days and the other after 86 days at 82f. But these are definitely worth the wait.

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Homonata horrida, the Paraguayan Ground Gecko

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  September 10, 2014

Homonata horrida, the Paraguayan Ground Gecko

The Paraguayan Ground Gecko (Homonata horrida) is a relatively small species that at present is uncommon in the hobby with very little information available. Despite this, the ease of care and low price tag for this species is sure to see its popularity grow as more become available.

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