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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 0    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 01/01/2008

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Geckos

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Anonymous

Years Experience:

Under 1 Year

Species:

Zebra Cape Gecko

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

Lygodactylus kimhowelli

Sexing and Characteristics:

Small geckos with yellow heads and blue bodies. Bellies are yellow/orange and black stripes run down their body from their head to their tail. Sexing is difficult, no hemipenes visible but enlarged scales near the cloaca can be found on sexually mature males.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

Coconut fiber, no sands or gravel as they may ingest it during dinner and cause impaction.

Lighting and UVB:

A UVB light is required.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Temperatures should be under 85 and above 79. Ideally they should stay around 82. Humidity needs to stay high at around 80% and misting is their main form of daily water.

Heating and Equipment:

Have a basking area for them that is about 84 and the rest of the cage around 81

Caging Provided:

A 10 gallon is fine for a pair, though 15 is preferred. minimum cage is 7 gallons

Diet:

Omnivorous

Description of Diet:

Day gecko fruit foods and 1/4(pinhead) crickets. Some people say to feed them baby food but they tend to have large amounts of sugars in them. They should be feed 3-6 small crickets every 3 days with a fruit being offered every other day

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Supplement with a calcium powder twice a week on crickets

Maintenance:

Mist several times daily.

Some Words on this Species:

Very beautiful small geckos, only get to be around 2 inches full grown. Not meant for handling, their skin tears easily and they are very fast and hard to tame. VIEWING ANIMAL ONLY
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