Breeder Basics: Reptile Rack Systems

 /  Featured Articles  /  13 Comments  /  November 23, 2010

Breeder Basics: Reptile Rack Systems

Whether you are a hobbyist or breeder, there comes a time when you consider purchasing a reptile rack system to house the growing number of animals in your collection. In this article we will discuss the pros and cons of three of the more popular reptile rack systems on the market. We will also touch on the option of building your own rack system to suit your individual needs and budget.

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Breeding Lygodactylus williamsi

 /  Featured Articles  /  7 Comments  /  November 16, 2010

Breeding Lygodactylus williamsi

As more and more people acquire Lygodactylus williamsi the desire to breed them naturally grows as well.

In my previous article, Lygodactylus williamsi, I mentioned that the majority of Lygodactylus williamsi in captivity today are wild caught. Since they are wild caught you will first need to condition them before breeding should ever take place.

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The Scoop on Poop

 /  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  November 9, 2010

The Scoop on Poop

I’ve at times wondered why we are so obsessed with gecko poop. They poop too much, they don’t poop enough, it’s stinky poop, it’s runny poop, it’s hard poop, babies poop more often than adults, is this poop? Then we have to clean up the poop. We even go as far, on occasion, to pick apart the poop.

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Lygodactylus williamsi

 /  Featured Articles  /  13 Comments  /  November 2, 2010

Lygodactylus williamsi

More and more hobbyists today are keeping or thinking of keeping Lygodactylus geckos in their home.

Lygodactylus is a genus of geckos with 60 species and 34 sub-species. Lygodactylus rarely exceed 4 inches. Due to this they are commonly referred to as Dwarf Geckos or Dwarf Day Geckos based on their diurnal nature.

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Ethics and the Gecko Community

 /  Featured Articles  /  13 Comments  /  October 26, 2010

Ethics and the Gecko Community

It’s no wonder the term ‘ethics’ provokes debates and opinions – the word gets thrown around a lot in the reptile community. We are quick to judge what is ethical and not, but the term itself can be very ambiguous.

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Reader’s Question Answered: Impulse Purchase

 /  Featured Articles  /  1 Comment  /  October 19, 2010

Reader’s Question Answered: Impulse Purchase

It’s a common situation at reptile shows: a novice reptile keeper gets in over his or her head. Gecko Time asked a number of experienced reptile breeders and a reptile rescuer how to deal with this all too familiar situation.

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Going on Vacation With (and Without) Your Geckos

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  October 12, 2010

Going on Vacation With (and Without) Your Geckos

As much as we love our home and our pets, sometimes we just need to get away. Whether you own a single gecko or have a large, multi-species collection, plans must be in place for care and feeding of your pets while you’re gone.

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Reader’s Question Answered: Mealworms with a Twist

 /  Featured Articles  /  4 Comments  /  October 5, 2010

Reader’s Question Answered: Mealworms with a Twist

Many people breeding their own feeders have basic questions when they begin. This reader’s question also seemed basic and straightforward until we got a few more details . . .

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New Leopard Gecko Mutation: the Marble Eye

 /  Featured Articles  /  6 Comments  /  September 28, 2010

New Leopard Gecko Mutation: the Marble Eye

The Marble Eye is a new recessive genetic eye mutation in leopard geckos that causes the eye to have a three dimensional look. It first popped out in our Tremper (albino) sunglow line. Initially it seemed to be just an eye genetic but it is proving to have some hidden genes that we never thought would be expressed.

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The Spiritual Side of Keeping Geckos

 /  Featured Articles  /  10 Comments  /  September 21, 2010

The Spiritual Side of Keeping Geckos

Gecko keepers have been known to discuss endlessly their many reasons for becoming involved in their hobby: intellectual curiosity, enjoyment of breeding and genetics, economic pursuits, among other reasons. This issue of Gecko Time addresses another aspect of caring for geckos that is rarely spoken about openly.

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