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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 4.00    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 11/18/2005

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Geckos

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Anonymous

Years Experience:

1 to 2 Years

Species:

Marbled Gecko

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

none to knowledge

Sexing and Characteristics:

The marbled gecko has a tan to olive base color with white and black spots. This is what gives it the marbled look. These geckos also have lama nae on their toes allowing them to climb glass. They can grow up to eight inches.

Mostly Active During:

Night

Substrate and Water Needs:

I use Repti-Bark as a substrate, because it stops crickets from finding places to hide. Other good substrates are Lizard litter and Bed-a-Beast. AstroTurf carpet can also be used.

Lighting and UVB:

A 12-hour photo period should be provided with a standard incandescent or florescent bulb. You can also maintain it with under-the-tank heaters. Basking spots can be provided with the use of ceramic emitters and basking bulbs. Hot rocks should not be used because of the chance of burns.

Temperatures and Humidity:

During the day, the temperature should stay at 85 F to 95 F. During the night it should be around 70 F to 80 F. Humidity levels should be maintained at 75%.

Heating and Equipment:

Once again, under-the-tray and lamp heaters are excellent sources of heat.

Caging Provided:

Branches and hiding spots are much needed for their habitat. Caves are good hiding spots, and my gecko even enjoys a glass jar laying sideways in his cage. A 15 gallon tank should keep your gecko happy.

Diet:

Omnivorous

Description of Diet:

You should give your gecko meal worms, crickets, or wax worms. I give him a giant meal worm everyday. You can also give baby food and fruit. My gecko doesn’t really like wax worms or fruit, but that might just be mine. If given fruit or baby food and not eaten after six hours, remove from cage to avoid spoiling.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Maintenance:

The cage should be kept clean; wash any glass walls or objects daily. Change water daily and wash his water dish at least twice a week. If using AstroTurf, I recommend having a second piece of carpet kept clean so you can change it when you clean other piece. A bleach solution can be used to clean.

Some Words on this Species:

I would not recommend attempting to hold your gecko when first getting it. First, pet it everyday until it is comfortable with your hand. Then, when ready, scoot it on to your hand. Be careful, they leave scars.
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