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Flying Gecko

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The Flying Gecko, also known aA moderately sized lizard, the Flying Gecko can reach up to eight inches in length. Males can be distinguished from females by their lack of visible pores. Flying Geckos have a thin fold of skin that extends from the feet up the sides of their bodies. This flap of skin is what enables the Flying Gecko to glide.

The Thick-Fingered Gecko, is thought by many aficionados to be the most interesting of all the arboreal gecko species. They are attractive, entertaining little animals.Although its name would suggest otherwise, the Flying Gecko cannot fly. They will, however, glide from tree to tree (or branch to branch) when disturbed or hungry. The Flying Gecko is an arboreal species, meaning it spends most of its time in trees. They are nocturnal and are rarely, if ever, active during the day. Flying Geckos feed primarily on insects. They are shy animals and are usually hiding. The Flying Gecko blends in well with plants, soil, and bark, a natural defense mechanism against predators. While the average life of a Flying Gecko is around three years, some can live eight years or longer.

Sexing and Characteristics:

Males can become territorial, separate from other males. Hyperactive and hard to hold. Provide dense foliage. This species is nocturnal (active primarily at night)

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Substrate and Water Needs:

Terrarium with clean soil, tropical house plants and wood pieces.This gecko acclimates to captivity if the cage has a lot of cover(plants,house,wood). For hos shelter use empty coconut shell, wood against the back wall so it is away from human eyes. You should have a large bowl for soaking and drinking.

Lighting and UVB:

Good lighting is recommended if u have live plants. You should have the lighting a schedule that can very seasonally for a little as 8 hours of daylight to as much a 14 hours.

Temperatures and Humidity:

You should keep a temperature at about 82-88F .The night temperatures drop to about 70F TEMPERATURES HIGHER THAN 88 CAN BE USED BUT FOR NOT A LONG TIME! I would not use a hot rock the gecko rarely uses it. The humidity should be high because the a forest dwellers. Daily spray with mister(Can get at any reptile place) and a large water bowl If u get soil base and plants(live) will keep the humidity up. You should have some dry places and in those places you might need a glass cover. But you need air to come in the cage to much humidity is dangerous so make sure u have ventilation or your pet will get sick!

Heating and Equipment:

Day temperature should be gradient from 78-86 degrees F. Maintain night temperature range between 72-80 degrees F. Use reptile heating pads under tank for 24-hour heat.The equipment u will need is(wood, housing, misting bottle, plant live or fake, soil, vines so it can climb, light, 10-20gal tank, insects and vitamins.)

Caging Provided:

The minimum cage size should be 10 gallon aquarium(20 inches long, 13 inches wide and 13 inches in height). For a pair of geckos taller cages are recommended than shallow cages. Singles geckos can be housed in smaller, shallow cages but better if got taller so it is not as stressed. I would prefer a 20gal tall terrarium so it can fly and climb trees.



Description of Diet:

There is a wide variety of food for this gecko like: crickets,mealworms,wax worms,flies etc. Some geckos also eat small pinky mice or small lizards.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

You should dust(vitamin) your cricket box or cage at all feedings. During breeding season it can be provided in a dish in addition to that dusted on the food.



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This a weird but nice a cute gecko.
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