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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 4.37    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 04/22/2007

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Geckos

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Loony boy

Years Experience:

5 to 10 Years

Species:

House gecko(Hemidactylus frenatus)

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

House Geckos

Sexing and Characteristics:

NEVER put two male adult house geckos in the same tank. you should never put juveniles in to together either.If you are planning on breeding house geckos you should have at least one male with two females.House Geckos are nocturnal.That means they hide in the day and are active at night.House Geckos DO NOT like to be handled.They love to hide in nooks and crannyís.House Geckos are extremely fast.Be sure to lock you cage because if they clime up the tank wall they will take a leaping jump to the ground an hit the ground running up your wall.

Mostly Active During:

Night

Substrate and Water Needs:

Mist cage at least several times a day with chlorine free water. Give them a bowl big enough to climb in with shallow chlorine free water. Make sure they have at least a 70-75% humidity at all times even at night but its OK if it is around 60% humidity at night. Give your geckos a lot of room to hide and climb.

Lighting and UVB:

Provide fluorescent light for 10 to 12 hours a day,you need at least 6 hours of UV light.If you donít have a basking light make sure you get a thermometer and a heating pad.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Have your geckos cage at least 90 degrees for the warm end and 70 for the cool end. Have humidity 75% at all times.If not able to at night get a dripper or put a towel partially over the cage with a shallow water bowl.

Heating and Equipment:

NEVER have a heating rock in your lizards cage it will burn your lizards skin. Have a heating pad that you can attach to the bottom of your cage,and a heat light.Have your lizards cage 90 degrees on the hot side and 70 degrees on the cool side.

Caging Provided:

I provided a glass cage, a heating pad, a heat light, moss bedding or carpet which ever one you prefer, water bowl, food bowl for meal worms, and alot of climbing and hiding spots.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Calcium powder, meal worms,gut loaded recently feed crickets,wax worms,and butter worms.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Gut loaded cricket feed, and reptic calcium powder.

Maintenance:

Keep cages humidity high, heat high, lizards in good health, a clean cage, and a happy gecko.

Some Words on this Species:

They make great house pets if you donít want to cuddle or have to give your full attention to an animal.oh yeah and if you really want to freak out your parents walk your gecko around the house on a leash lol hope i covered everything you needed.

Iít has been a while since i logged into this site and i am proud to say this care sheet has held up as one of the best. I have recently made a spanish care sheet also (same topic). I hope i have taken care of the spelling errors that were in here.

god bless, and if your another religion may you be blessed.

R.I.P Steve Irwin, you were great.
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