Shannon’s “Not-So-Quickie Interview” With Rebecca From Dragoon Gecko

 /  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  December 4, 2013

Shannon’s “Not-So-Quickie Interview” With Rebecca From Dragoon Gecko

I remembered that I had visited the Dragoon Gecko (DG) web site in 2011. Although it was in German (and my college German isn’t only rusty—it has died along with my Irish whiskey-damaged brain cells), I was fascinated with the scope of the DG projects and the fact that one of the most interesting aspects of their hobby was maintaining older, less commercial lines of Leopard geckos. “What a concept,” I remember remarking to no one in particular.

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Three to get Ready: Rhacodactylus

 /  Featured Articles  /  6 Comments  /  November 26, 2013

Three to get Ready: Rhacodactylus

Rhacodactylus geckos have taken a real hit in the past year. Stripped of the Crested and Sarasinorum Geckos (who are now in the genus Correlophus) as well as the Chahouha (now considered to be part of the Mniarogekko genus), what remains are the R. leachianus (discussed in the August 2012 installment of Three to Get Ready), R. auriculatus and R. trachycephalus.

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Breeding Feeders in Situ

 /  Featured Articles  /  7 Comments  /  November 19, 2013

Breeding Feeders in Situ

For many of us, the bugs and worms we use to feed our geckos can be considered to be almost like a second “business” what with purchasing them, housing and feeding them, and trying to keep them from escaping during the transfer from their own habitat to the geckos’. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just produce our feeders right in the geckos’ cages?

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Prose and Controversies: Wild Type or Designers?

 /  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  November 12, 2013

Prose and Controversies: Wild Type or Designers?

Gecko keepers have many reasons for breeding. Two of the most common ones are: increasing the population of species that are endangered in the wild, and creating new and unusual colors and patterns for a particular species.

These goals can, and do, co-exist. However, proponents of each type may feel that the other’s goals are detrimental to the species.

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Supplying Feeders to Alaska

 /  Featured Articles  /  4 Comments  /  November 5, 2013

Supplying Feeders to Alaska

Having a feeder shop to meet the demands of the ever expanding reptile trade is not a cakewalk nor is it for those who like a lot of sleep. When we prepare to order our inventory, there is no one place to get: waxworms, hornworms, silkworms, calci-worms, phoenix worms, crickets in all sizes, or even live mice in all sizes as well as frozen ones. Just about every food item comes from a place that specializes in that food item alone.

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Three to Get Ready: Cat Geckos

 /  Featured Articles  /  6 Comments  /  October 29, 2013

Three to Get Ready: Cat Geckos

Despite a rather controversial April Fool’s article there really is a gecko genus commonly known as “cat geckos”. As you will discover below, these geckos are unusual in their appearance as well as the way they move

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Attending Your First Reptile Show

 /  Featured Articles  /  6 Comments  /  October 22, 2013

Attending Your First Reptile Show

A few years ago, I wrote an article for Gecko Time called “How to Vend at Your First Reptile Show”. It occurs to me that a similar article for people attending a first reptile show would be useful as well.

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Saying Goodbye to Geckos

 /  Featured Articles  /  13 Comments  /  October 15, 2013

Saying Goodbye to Geckos

It’s a fair statement to say that I have become more accustomed to routine the older I grow. A typical Saturday starts with driving [Stephanie](url) to work around 5 AM (Starbucks opening shift), coming home, and sleeping for a few more hours. I then climb out of bed, brew a cup of coffee, and catch up on all that’s wrong with the world via the news. Then the real fun starts.

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“Geckos’ Needs/Keepers’ Needs” Comments

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  October 8, 2013

“Geckos’ Needs/Keepers’ Needs” Comments

We received many thoughtful responses to our questions about balancing geckos’ needs and keepers’ needs. While the responses reflect the indivuals’ unique opinions, the consensus here, as you will see, seems to be a focus on “geckos’ health, keepers’ health”.

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Modular Storage for Geckos

 /  Featured Articles  /  10 Comments  /  October 1, 2013

Modular Storage for Geckos

I’m pretty sure that anyone who has ever wanted to get into breeding leopard geckos has gone to websites like apcages.com, boaphileplastics.com, or cserpents.com and drooled over the beautiful rack systems they offer. Then when you see the price, your mouth instantly dries up and you’re left bummed out or making the world’s most expensive Christmas wish-list.

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