Geckos

Besides the Dendrobatid frogs, I keep a variety of other reptiles and amphibians, but geckos are the only others that I have ever raised in quantity.

Day Geckos

I have also worked with some of the larger day geckos (Giant and Standing's) for many years and recently added some smaller gold-dust day geckos.  These are great terrarium animals, but can be skittish (especially Standing's) and tough to recapture if they get loose.  They need UV light and the larger species need quite a bit of space.  I feed them on a powdered geckos diet and appropriately sized insect.  They need to be raised individually and between my previous breeders getting old and not having the space and time to raise a lot of these, I don't produce many any more.

 
 

















  Giant Day Gecko
   Phelsuma 'madagascariensis' grandis
 
 





   











   Gold-dust 
Day Gecko
   Phelsuma lauticauda
 
 
















  Standing's Day Gecko
   Phelsuma standingi
 






 













   




   Standing's Day Gecko - Hatchling
    Phelsuma standingi
 

 





 

New Caledonian Species

Crested Geckos are easy to keep, are handleable, get to a nice size, and are easy to breed.  Overall they make a great first reptile.  There are many place to find good information on them, I may add more here later.  I used to raise quite a few of these, but don't anymore since they seem to be getting too common lately.  I am also starting to work with a couple of other New Caledonian species which are similar to the crested geckos in their care.



 















  Crested Gecko
   Rhacodactylus ciliatus
 

















     

    Eurydactylodes vieillardi
 
 










  New Caledonian Giant Gecko
   Rhacodactylus leachianus


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