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Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Geckos

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Horizon Fire

Years Experience:

Under 1 Year

Species:

Marbled Gecko

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

N/A

Sexing and Characteristics:

Marbled Gecko’s are a tan-grey color mixed with white and black spots give them their marbled appearance.

Mostly Active During:

Night

Substrate and Water Needs:

Water must be provided in a shallow dish, that must be cleaned daily.
Marbled Gecko don’t have a specific substrate, so they will be happy in almost any.

Lighting and UVB:

As a rule the Marbled Gecko is Nocturnal, so no UV or Lighting is needed. Make sure you have them where daylight can be seen, so it can warm up the tank and then the night time can come out.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Daytime temperature 80 degrees F, and should be kept on a 12 hour cycle.
Provide a basking spot at one end of the habitat reaching 93 degrees F.
Night time temperature not below 70 degrees F.
Full spectrum lighting is not needed, as the Marbled Gecko is nocturnal. Keep the humidity in the enclosure around 75%.

Heating and Equipment:

You can provide a heat rock, but make sure it has a timer so it turns off to cool down, be careful as it may burn your gecko.

Caging Provided:

I have my Marbled Gecko’s housed in 45x45x60cm terrarium.
This can comfortably house 4 gecko.
As a rule you can find 6 gecko’s in a 1 cubic sq meter.
I have reptile sand as a base, but you may use reptile litter as well.
Marbled Gecko love to climb, so make sure you have plenty of things for them to climb onto. They can climb up glass so be careful when opening the tank.

Diet:

Omnivorous

Description of Diet:

Marbled Gecko’s, eat a steady diet of small feeder insects including crickets, meal worms, butter worms and silkworms. Although not all Marbled Gecko’s like the meal worms they will definitely eat the crickets! Well mine do anyways :D
They may also eat small squashed fruit, like baby food.
Make sure a shallow dish of water is available at all times, and make sure to clean and change the water daily.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

I don’t have any Supplements for my gecko, but there are plenty of special supplements out there you can get esp for reptiles.

Maintenance:

Marbled Gecko’s are relatively easy to take care of. You will need to make sure to clean and change the water dish daily, Feed your adult gecko roughly 4 times a week and juvenile gecko twice a day.
Clean out the enclosure/tank at least once a week, ensuring you clean the glass, rocks and any hiding areas; as they will defecate anywhere.
As you clean your Gecko tank, make sure you have them in another container/enclosure that has a place for them to hide so they don’t become distressed.

Some Words on this Species:

I have found the Marbled Gecko to be one beautiful animal!
Yes they are shy, but once you see them out and about in their tank, they are just beautiful to look at!
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