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 What kind of Gecko should I get?

I saw a lot of really cool pics of geckos on this forum and they all look amazing. However, as far as species I was thinking of a banded gecko. Since I live in California, they’re native. So i have this interest in indiginous species. Otherwise what other gecko species should I get as far as handling and easy to care for stats are concerned?

06/11/10  01:20am


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  Message To: Bigjayjon   In reference to Message Id: 2154852

 What kind of Gecko should I get?

I can tell you up front that taking an animal from the wild (or buying a wild-caught animal) is going to land you with a sick reptile full of parasites. Most native animals you will see sold in your area are either wild-caught in your state and sold illegally or wild-caught in the state next door to avoid illegalities.

The good news is that there is a gecko a bit like a banded gecko, is tolerant to handling, is easier to own than other geckos, and every one you buy from stores will be captive bred. The Leopard Gecko. They also come in a plethora of colors and spot patterns. There is also, as a secondary option, the African Fat-tail gecko. Leos live in hot environments and should be kept on solid ground (like papertowel, repticarpet, slate, tile, etc), Afts live in more humid environments and should be kept on non-fertilized soil to help aid humidity. Check out both and see if you like one or the other.

06/11/10  02:59pm


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  Message To: KrazyKelli   In reference to Message Id: 2154964

 What kind of Gecko should I get?

All leos are easy to care for, you don’t have to worry about their types, the important is the right way of caring your leos. ;-) they are cool, purely interesting and fun… ;-)

06/30/10  03:29am

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