Prose and Controversies: Individual or Group Housing?

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Prose and Controversies: Individual or Group Housing?

Housing is one of the most crucial basic issues to consider when keeping geckos. That’s why most of our Prose and Controversies installments to date have been about housing (Glass or Racks, Housing Multi-species Enclosures). This month we consider the question of whether geckos should be housed individually or in groups.

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The Gecko Keepers’ Guide to Using Craigslist

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The Gecko Keepers’ Guide to Using Craigslist

Craigslist is an international “online community” that functions primarily as a “buy sell trade” classifieds list but also as a forum, source for dates, and employment listing, among other things.  More information about Craigslist can be found through their FAQ . I have used Craigslist successfully for a  variety of gecko related sales and purchases […]

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Three to Get Ready: Crested Gecko

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Three to Get Ready: Crested Gecko

Rediscovered nearly 20 years ago, renamed about a year ago (genus designation changed from “Rhacodactylus” to the original 1866 designation of “Correlophus”), the Crested Gecko has surged in popularity in all its various colors –though most of them look kinda brown to me. One theme that runs throughout the accounts of the three gecko experts below is the attractive look and feel of these wonderful creatures. Enjoy!

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“Natural” vs. “Man-made”:  Facts and Myths about Morphs in the Leopard Gecko

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  June 19, 2013

“Natural” vs. “Man-made”: Facts and Myths about Morphs in the Leopard Gecko

There constantly seems to be a lot of emotionally very heated discussions about the production of specific colour-morphs vs. wild-type geckos. In a few forums, the community has split into groups that value wild-type geckos above everything else, and have great trouble respecting colour-morph breeders as well as people who breed and enjoy both varieties.

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“Culling” Comments

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“Culling” Comments

We did not get many responses to the “Pros and Controversies” article about culling. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to hear from those who favor culling for genetic reasons. Readers are welcome to continue the discussion by using the comment section at the end of the article.

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Field Herping in Australia

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Field Herping in Australia

Australia is a country like no other. Lush rainforest coasts and woodland mountain ranges transitioning to sandy deserts and tropical gorges have resulted in an evolutionary boom leading to an amazing diversity of lizards. A large proportion of the diversity, especially that unique to Australia, are the geckos.

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Three to Get Ready: Tokay (Gekko gecko)

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Three to Get Ready: Tokay (Gekko gecko)

The Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko): feared by those who value their fingers, coveted and relentlessly peddled by Asian gecko hunters, beloved by keepers who want a large, brightly colored gecko. It will be clear from the information provided by the three Tokay keepers below how much they enjoy these active, occasionally aggressive reptiles.

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Rubbermaid’s New Tub:  Submit Your Caging Ideas

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Rubbermaid’s New Tub: Submit Your Caging Ideas

Rubbermaid has recently introduced a new line of plastic tubs called, “The All Access Organizer”.
These tubs come with a built-in clear, front opening door making them near perfect for an easy conversion to use as herp housing. Inexpensive pricing ($12.99-$16.99 depending on size) and availability in 3 different sizes makes them even better! They are light weight and easy to clean as well as stackable; there’s a million reasons to like these things.

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Prose and Controversies: Culling

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Prose and Controversies: Culling

In the gecko breeding world, “culling” refers to “putting down” or killing undesirable specimens. All breeders recognize that some geckos hatch with undesirable traits. The question is, when to eliminate these geckos and how to do it.

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Book Review of Geckos: The Animal Answer Guide

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Book Review of Geckos: The Animal Answer Guide

As gecko-keeping hobbyists, many of us are fairly well-read in our specific area of gecko interest. We tend to read books, magazines and online forums that focus primarily on care and breeding of various gecko species. Geckos: The Animal Answer Guide takes a very different approach.

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