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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 4.50    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 06/17/2006

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Geckos

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Thug Child

Years Experience:

Under 1 Year

Species:

Crocodile/wall/moorish gecko

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

N/A

Sexing and Characteristics:

Males will have a more robust tail with a slight hemipenal bulge at the vent.males will also have broader heads making it easy to sex.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

I use sand even for my hatchlings as where i buy them they are hatched on it.you can use;paper towel,repti-carpet,sand.do not use wood chips or bark.I keep two separate bottle caps full of water in the corners of the tank.Never make the dish very large to keep the humidity in check

Lighting and UVB:

I prefer to use 50 watt lights for to put the temp at 30 Celsius.UVB is an advantage to increase growth,but is not necessary

Temperatures and Humidity:

The temperature should be at 88-92 or 28-32 Celsius in the day and the temp. can drop to house temp at night.I have found that 0-30% is the ideal for humidity as these are rock-face dwelling animals

Heating and Equipment:

I use a mesh tank top with a standard fish tank top with stronger bulbs.I also have the thermometer and hygrometer.

Caging Provided:

I have provided a ten gallon for two female juvies with a clay bonsai tree,a large craggly rock,a part of foam background and a small unmoistened hide box with moss.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

I feed mine crickets of appropriate size(no larger than length of head)mealworms of appr. size and the occasional butterworm.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

I use calcium w/d3 once a week and d3 free calcium every feeding

Maintenance:

Mainly you only have to refill the water dish and clean the substrate:throw out the paper towel,wash the carpet or sift the sand.Also sterilize all toys and hides once a month with dawn.

Some Words on this Species:

This species is a small and very flighty one so handle with care as i`ve had numerous escapes.you can always see them basking if you provide a place for them and will willingly eat food placed in the tank.they can get fed up of crix, but will usually still eat mealworms.
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