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Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Geckos

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Puffbaby

Years Experience:

1 to 2 Years

Species:

Frog Eye Gecko a.k.a. Wonder Gecko(teratoscincus scinsus)

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

N/A

Sexing and Characteristics:

Sexing is the same as other geckos. They grow to 6-8 inches. As they possess very delicate skin, I do not recommend handling them a lot. Their skin tears quite easily from what I understand, although I have never had a problem

Mostly Active During:

Both

Substrate and Water Needs:

Compacted coconut fibre substrate. I comes in a brick. Just add water. A shallow water dish.

Lighting and UVB:

Not necessary as they are crepuscular/nocturnal. They prefer to hunt dawn and dusk so can be enjoyed at these times as well.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Warm room temperature, and low humidity. A heating pad on low temperature under the tank.

Heating and Equipment:

Heating pad under the tank. I use a black night light to watch them at night. This gives off heat, but does not seem to bother them. In fact I have caught them basking on their hiding places. The light is un-necessary though.

Caging Provided:

I use a 20 gallon tank for 2 females. A heating pad set on low under the tank.
For a substrate, I use coconut fibre, with a water tube which runs along the bottom of the tank. It is important to keep the bottom of the substrate moist at all times. As these little guys love to burrow, it make easier for them to tunnel around. I have 2 separate hiding places for them (which have tunnels running every which way from within them) They need a clean shallow water dish, with fresh water daily.
A couple rocks and plants to pretty their habitat up.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

I have had a little success feeding them butter worms and very small silkworms. It seems to be a hit or miss though, depending on their mood I guess!

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

I dust their prey with a good calcium supplement, with each feeding..

Maintenance:

I find these little guys relatively low maintenance. Scoop feces daily. Feed every other day or so. Crickets should be medium sized, or between their eyes size! I change their substrate every 3 months or so, but it is probably not that necessary if their habitat is kept clean.

Some Words on this Species:

I just love these little guys. They are very comical to watch and really get quite friendly. I prefer not to touch them much due to their delicate skin, however, I coax them into a large goldfish net to take them out so they can run around in their "playpen". They seem to really enjoy the exercise and change of surroundings. They are also very curious. When I fill the water tube, they run out to see what I am doing. Even if it is during the day! I think they are fine for a first time gecko, but they do require a little extra care with their substrate so it does not dry on the bottom.
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