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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.25    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 04/10/2006

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Geckos

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Anonymous

Years Experience:

1 to 2 Years

Species:

Crocodile Gecko

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

N/A

Sexing and Characteristics:

Despite the obvious size difference(males tending to be 1/2-1 inch longer)the males of the species will have much darker markings and have large black lines around their tails

Mostly Active During:

Both

Substrate and Water Needs:

Although some people will disagree with me, but all of my crocodile geckos have been hatched on sand,and lived their entire lives on sand.Although they won`t dig much until they are adults, they fair much better on natural sand compared to paper towel.

Lighting and UVB:

I use just a normal fish tank light to keep a night-day cycle, although if the room they live in is cold year-round,heat lamps should be used.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Temperature has been a debate, but i see steady and healthy growth between 74-86Fahrenheit with a low of 70F at night.These geckos need VERY little humidity, although A DRY HIDE WITH MOSS is a necessity

Heating and Equipment:

A small heatmat,if temp. is too low as well as a low level light.

Caging Provided:

I usually provide breeding pairs ten gallons,hatchlings 2-5 gallons and small female colonies(3-5)a 20 long or a 30 gallon.these geckos do much better in a terrestrial oriented tank

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

These are strict insect eating lizards.my geckos diet consists of:appropriate sized crickets,fresh shed mealworms and an occasional wax worm.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Dust all food with calcium without D3 every feeding and once or twice a week with D3.Remember to properly gut-load all insects before feeding to your lizard

Maintenance:

Spot clean the tank every day,sift the sand once a week and change the water every day.Make sure to totally clean the tank every 2-3 weeks

Some Words on this Species:

In my experience,these are not usually aggressive biters when handled , but are very squirmish.Are not too bad once in your hand, but i would not recommend handling a baby as they are very fast.These geckos have lammalae(sticky toe pads)but are not very able to climb glass,although make sure the lid is small enough that they can`t escape.These are very underrated little geckos, but are basically the stronger skinned,smaller crested geckos as they do not need a lot of heat
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