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House Geckos

  • Feeder Geckos
Price:
$5.00
Maximum Purchase:
5 unit(s)


Product Description

House Geckos

Hemidactylus frenatus 2 to 3"

For live delivery guarantee: if your temps are below 40 or above 85° the "Hold for Pickup" button must be checked above!

 

Our lizards are great for picky snakes, larger reptiles, and carnivorous birds.  Most people purchase them and keep them as pets though!

House geckos are a tropical species and therefore require high humidity.  Sand or carpet is not recommended as their substrate because of this. We recommend using either reptile bark or shredded coconut coir that is misted daily to keep humidity high.

House geckos love to climb in their cage so you should provide a taller cage with branches and silk or live plants. They also need hiding spots. Be sure to provide enough hides to give multiple geckos space to hide from each other if you are housing more than one gecko in a cage. Provide a small shallow water dish with fresh water daily even though common house geckos may prefer to drink from water droplets on leaves like chameleons.

 

Try to maintain a daytime temperature gradient of 75-90 degrees Fahrenheit with a nighttime low of 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat can be provided by utilizing ceramic heat elements or reptile bulbs in a reflector lighting fixture. A heat mat may also be useful for supplemental heat but it will not be very useful in heating the ambient air since it is located under the terrarium. Use white reptile heat bulbs during daytime hours. At night utilize a red or purple night time bulb for heat. These bulbs can be purchased in any reptile section of the pet store or online.

 

 Common house geckos are nocturnal so they don't need special UVB lighting like many reptiles. However, many experts feel providing UV lighting is still beneficial to the overall health of nocturnal animals, therefore, it is still recommended to use a UVA/UVB light bulb during the daytime.

 

Our House Geckos and are grade B lizards meaning they may be missing a portion of their tail or be slender for their age.

Please consider purchasing a cup of 2-week crickets along with your gecko if you intend to house it longer than a day or two.

 

Lizards cannot be shipped to Hawaii or Canada without a permit.

 

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Photo courtesy of Amanda Tanner (her new pet House Gecko in his enclosure)

 


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