Bio-active Substrate

 /  Featured Articles  /  29 Comments  /  February 8, 2011

Bio-active Substrate

For a few years now, we have been using bio-active soils in lizard and snake cages.

The idea behind bio-active substrates is that you will have an entire eco system in your reptiles’ cage. The benefits from this are awesome. The natural good bacteria, microbes, isopods, substrate mites, and other insects that live in the soil, virtually act as a sanitation crew.

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Which New Gecko Should I get?

 /  Featured Articles  /  5 Comments  /  February 1, 2011

Which New Gecko Should I get?

This question is heard often and usually for one of two reasons: either the questioner has just gotten hold of a new enclosure and wants something to put in it, or someone who has successfully kept a gecko for the first time wants to expand to a new, different or more challenging species. As usual, the internet can be a wonderful resource in the quest for a new gecko species to keep, but it is just that, a resource, not a mind reader.

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The Impact of the Environment on Successful Gecko Husbandry

 /  Featured Articles  /  6 Comments  /  January 25, 2011

The Impact of the Environment on Successful Gecko Husbandry

Behind the curtain of captive husbandry, one gecko species thrives, while another will not. To understand the species, their environment, anatomy and biology, must further studied. All animals have species-specific needs. Some needs are minimal some are greatly complex. Some needs are obvious while others are obscure and unknown. However these needs must be met to provide health, a quality life, and comfort for captive geckos.

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Caring for Mourning Geckos (Lepidodactylus Lugubris)

 /  Species Spotlight  /  6 Comments  /  January 18, 2011

Caring for Mourning Geckos (Lepidodactylus Lugubris)

Mourning Geckos are small, parthenogenic, colony geckos. They are very active, have social hierarchies and very distinct body language and vocalizations.

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Turning Your Gecko Hobby into an Online Business

 /  Featured Articles  /  6 Comments  /  January 11, 2011

Turning Your Gecko Hobby into an Online Business

We had kept reptiles for years. We had bred a few and had been able to sell everything we produced. It seemed like a no-brainer to turn our hobby into a real business. You know, with a name, a logo, some cards, and contact info. We thought we understood the nature of an online business. We studied other reptile related web sites and we thought, “We’re going to the next level!”

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Gecko Pairs: Similar and Different

 /  Featured Articles  /  1 Comment  /  January 4, 2011

Gecko Pairs: Similar and Different

Geckos come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Despite this variety, there are gecko species that seem to be very like each other, yet have evolved in different parts of the world. Novice keepers, noticing the physical similarities between these gecko pairs are often tempted to keep them in the same enclosure, which is usually a bad idea since geckos that have evolved in different parts of the world have different needs.

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 /  Readers' Questions Answered  /  2 Comments  /  December 28, 2010

Readers’ Questions Answered: Husbandry Issues

No matter how many caresheets we read, when it comes to a specific situation with one of our animals, we don’t always know what to do. Sometimes adjustments are possible, sometimes it is too late . . .

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Taking your Gecko to the Vet: Interview with Dr. Ivan Alfonso

 /  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  December 21, 2010

Taking your Gecko to the Vet: Interview with Dr. Ivan Alfonso

With the vast source of information available on the internet, and so many products readily available, do I really need a herp vet for my geckos? Can’t I just go to the vet my family sees for our dogs and cats?

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Automated Reptile Misting System

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  December 14, 2010

Automated Reptile Misting System

Automation of daily maintenance is one of the best decisions that I have ever made regarding time management. Providing for geckos that need high humidity, “rain”, or lots of water can be a real chore when you have to fill up your misting bottles daily and spend large amounts of time in front of the enclosure misting away.

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Leachies: the Big Geckos

 /  Featured Articles, Species Spotlight  /  10 Comments  /  December 7, 2010

Leachies: the Big Geckos

It seems that more and more people are falling in love with the gentle giant gecko, known as a “leachie” (Rhacodactylus leachianus). Now, leachianus geckos were never my favorite gecko, as they were always way too expensive for me to purchase for my collection, but lately, I’ve really gotten into these guys.

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