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Definition of Gecko

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any of a number of small nocturnal lizards who eat insects and make shrill or clicking noises
Gecko Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Any lizard of the family Geckonidae. The geckoes are small, carnivorous, mostly nocturnal animals with large eyes and vertical, elliptical pupils. Their toes are generally expanded, and furnished with adhesive disks, by which they can run over walls and ceilings. They are numerous in warm countries, and a few species are found in Europe and the United States. See Wall gecko, Fanfoot.
  
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gecko
\geck"o\ (g&ebreve;k"&osl;), n.; pl. geckoes (-ōz). [cf. f. & g. gecko; -- so called from the sound which the animal utters.] (zo?l.) any lizard of the family geckonid?. the geckoes are small, carnivorous, mostly nocturnal animals with large eyes and vertical, elliptical pupils. their toes are generally expanded, and furnished with adhesive disks, by which they can run over walls and ceilings. they are numerous in warm countries, and a few species are found in europe and the united states. see wall gecko, fanfoot.


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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. any of various small chiefly tropical and usually nocturnal insectivorous terrestrial lizards typically with immovable eyelids; completely harmless
(hypernym) lizard
(hyponym) flying gecko, fringed gecko, Ptychozoon homalocephalum
Gecko Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Hemitheconyx Caudicinctus

General info:
The African fat-tail geckos can grow in length up to 8" and are truly some of the most "personable" reptiles available today. Oddly enough, the gecko's fat tail enables it to store extra nutrition for "lean times", and is used as a "false head" in case a predator attacks. This defense tactic allows the gecko an escape option and it can rejuvenate the tail!
Temperature/Humidity:
Ideal daytime temperature for African fat-tailed geckos should range between 75º and 85º. Additionally, a basking area should be used on one end of the enclosure to maintain a local temperature of 90-100º. This can be accomplished with an undertank heat pad. Nighttime temperature should remain between 65º and 70º. The humidity for African fat-tails should be mixed; a dry habitat with a moist retreat. This is easy to maintain by moistening peat moss and placing in the hiding areas within the enclosure.
Lighting:
All fat-tails benefit from ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. The use of a timer will assist in maintaining an accurate schedule of light periods.
Feeding/Watering:
African fat-tails do well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. A shallow water bowl should be provided and changed daily. Adult fat-tails should be fed 3-4 times per week, some juveniles can be fed twice daily during their growing period.
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Cyrtodactylus sp.
General info:
Juvenile bent-toed geckos can be tamed with gentle, frequent handling. Children should only handle these geckos in the company of an experienced adult.
Size:
Length up to 10".
Temperature/Humidity:
Ideal daytime temperature for bent-toed geckos should range between 75º and 80º. Additionally, a small basking lamp should be used on one end of the enclosure to maintain a local temperature of 80º - 85º. Nighttime temperature should remain between 70º and 75º. The humidity for bent-toed geckos should be maintained at 75% or higher.
Lighting:
Most geckos require ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. Although nocturnal (mainly active at night) geckos don't require ultraviolet lighting, if it is part of the habitat design, it is recommended for 12 hours per day. The use of a timer will assist in maintaining an accurate schedule of light periods.
Feeding/Watering:
Bent-toed geckos do well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. A large shallow water bowl should be provided and changed daily. Daily misting of the habitat will help maintain the humidity level. Adult geckos should be fed 3-4 times per week, some juveniles can be fed twice daily during their growing period.
Habitat/Housing:
Successful permanent maintenance requires at least a 25 gallon terrarium. A screen lid is essential for proper air exchange. The enclosure must include a basking area, several suitable hiding areas, and a "cool" area to allow for thermoregulation. Cork bark is an excellent item to use with all geckos. The bark can be "layered" to allow the gecko many hiding and foraging areas. Artificial and natural plants also help to create a natural look. Male geckos can be extremely aggressive toward one another. Unless breeding is desired, bent-toed geckos are best kept singularly.
Substrate (Bedding):
Bed-A-Beast is an ideal substrate for bent-toed gecko terrariums. The enclosure should be heavily misted in the evening. Substrate should be kept moist and changed regularly to avoid bacterial growth.
Responsible pet ownership begins on the trip home!
For the best health and well being of your new pet, it is important to remember to take it directly home. If you have more shopping or errands to complete, consider picking up your pet last. This will ensure the animal encounters the least amount of stress possible. Have the new terrarium completely set up before bringing your new friend "home". Additionally, make sure your new family member is allowed enough time to adjust to its new home. Wait three or four days before attempting to handle your pet and always supervise children when they interact with pets.
Pachydactylus bibronii

General info:
Bibron's are almost "beaded" in appearance. As with most arboreal (tree dwelling) geckos, it is best not to handle these geckos frequently. Not only are they fast, their skin is sensitive and can be damaged easily. Children should only handle these geckos in the company of an adult.
Size:
Length up to 7".
Temperature/Humidity:
Ideal daytime temperature for Bibron's geckos should range between 75º and 85º. Additionally, a basking lamp should be used on one end of the enclosure to maintain a local temperature of 95º - 110º. Nighttime temperature should remain between 65º and 75º. The humidity for Bibron's geckos should be maintained at 65% or higher.
Lighting:
All diurnal geckos (mainly active during the day) require ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. Ultraviolet lighting is recommended for 12-14 hours per day. The use of a timer will assist in maintaining an accurate schedule of light periods.
Feeding/Watering:
Bibron's geckos do well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. A shallow water bowl should be provided and changed daily. Daily misting of the habitat will help maintain the humidity level. Adult Bibron's geckos should be fed 3-4 times per week, some juveniles can be fed twice daily during their growing period.
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Hemidactylus brooki
General info:
As with most arboreal (tree dwelling) geckos, it is best not to handle these geckos frequently. Not only are they fast, their skin is sensitive and can be damaged easily. Children should only handle these geckos in the company of an adult.
Size:
Length up to 5".
Temperature/Humidity:
Ideal daytime temperature for Brook's geckos should range between 75º and 85º. Additionally, a basking lamp should be used on one end of the enclosure to maintain a local temperature of 95º - 110º. Nighttime temperature should remain between 65º and 75º. The humidity for Brook's geckos should be maintained at 65% or higher.
Lighting:
Most geckos require ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. Ultraviolet lighting is recommended for 12 hours per day. The use of a timer will assist in maintaining an accurate schedule of light periods.
Feeding/Watering:
Brook's geckos do well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. A shallow water bowl should be provided and changed daily. Daily misting of the habitat will help maintain the humidity level. Adult Brook's geckos should be fed 3-4 times per week, some juveniles can be fed twice daily during their growing period.
Habitat/Housing:
Successful permanent maintenance requires at least a 10 gallon aquarium. A screen lid is essential for proper air exchange. The enclosure must include a basking area with several climbing branches, a suitable hiding area, and a "cool" area to allow for thermoregulation. Cork bark is an excellent item to use with all geckos. The bark can be "layered" to allow the gecko many hiding and foraging areas. Artificial and natural plants also help to create a natural look. Unless breeding is desired, Brook's are best kept singularly.
Substrate (Bedding):
Bed-A-Beast is an ideal substrate for Brook's gecko terrariums.
Responsible pet ownership begins on the trip home!
For the best health and well being of your new pet, it is important to remember to take it directly home. If you have more shopping or errands to complete, consider picking up your pet last. This will ensure the animal encounters the least amount of stress possible. Have the new terrarium completely set up before bringing your new friend "home". Additionally, make sure your new family member is allowed enough time to adjust to its new home. Wait three or four days before attempting to handle your pet and always supervise children when they interact with pets.
Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis

Gold Dust Day Gecko-Phelsuma laticauda
Lined Day Gecko-Phelsuma lineata
Peacock Day Gecko-Phelsuma quadriocellata
General Info:
Adult size for gold dust, lined and peacock day geckos: up to 5". Giant Day Geckos reach 11". Day geckos are some of the brightest vivarium pets available today. Although with patience these beautiful geckos can be tamed, excessive handling can cause undue stress and tear their sensitive skin. Children should not attempt to handle these fragile geckos without adult supervision.
Temperature/Humidity:
Ideal daytime temperature for day geckos should range between 75 and 85 degrees. Additionally, a basking area should maintain a local temperature of 85 to 95 degrees. Night time temperature should remain between 65 and 75 degrees. The humidity for day geckos should be kept at or near 80 percent.
Lighting:
All day geckos require ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. Ultraviolet lighting is recommended for 12 hours per day. A timer should be used to maintain a stable lighting schedule.
Feeding/Watering:
Day geckos do well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. Assorted flavors of fruit baby food should be available on a regular basis. Some day geckos have even been successfully hand tamed with the use of baby food. When baby food is offered, it should be removed 2 hours after it is offered to prevent spoilage. Fresh clean water should always be available as well as daily misting of the enclosure. Adult day geckos should be fed 3-4 times per week, juvenile geckos should be fed daily.
Habitat/Housing:
Several day geckos of similar size can be housed together successfully in a 20-30 gallon tall terrarium. However, males can be very territorial, therefore those interested in housing multiple pets may want to consider a larger enclosure. A screen lid is essential for proper air exchange. Giant day geckos should not be housed with smaller species due to the risk of cannibalism. All day geckos are excellent terrarium pets and live plants are highly recommended. Misting the habitat once or twice daily will help maintain proper humidity levels.
Substrate (Bedding):
2" to 3" inches of a potting soil and bark mixture is recommended for day gecko terrariums to maintain proper humidity levels. The substrate should be kept moist, but changed regularly to avoid bacterial growth.
Responsible pet ownership begins on the trip home!
For the best health and well being of your new pet, it is important to remember to take it directly home. If you have more shopping or errands to complete, consider picking up your pet last. This will ensure the animal encounters the least amount of stress possible. Have the new terrarium completely set up before bringing your new friend "home". Additionally, make sure your new family member is allowed enough time to adjust to its new home. Wait three or four days before attempting to handle your pet and always supervise children when they interact with pets.
Coleonyx variegatus

General Info:
Length up to 3.5".
Due to this gecko's delicate nature, many reptile hobbyists will simulate a desert terrarium in a large aquarium and introduce these gentle reptiles as the habitat's only animal inhabitants.
Temperature/Humidity:
Ideal daytime temperature for desert banded geckos should range between 75 and 85 degrees. Additionally, a basking lamp should be used on one end of the enclosure to maintain a local temperature of 85-95 degrees. Nighttime temperature should remain between 65 and 75 degrees. The humidity for desert banded geckos should be mixed; a dry habitat with a moist retreat. This is easy to maintain by moistening peat moss and placing in the hiding areas within the enclosure.
Lighting:
Ultraviolet lighting is recommended for 12 hours per day. The use of a timer will assist in maintaining an accurate schedule of light periods.
Feeding/Watering:
Desert banded geckos do well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. A shallow water bowl should be provided and changed daily. Adult desert banded geckos should be fed 3-4 times per week, some juveniles can be fed twice daily during their growing period.
Habitat/Housing:
Successful permanent maintenance requires at least a 10 gallon terrarium. A screen lid is essential for proper air exchange. The enclosure must include a basking area, a suitable hiding area, and a "cool" area to allow for thermoregulation. Cork bark is an excellent item to use with all terrestrial (land-dwelling) geckos. The bark can be "layered" to allow the gecko many hiding and foraging areas. Artificial and natural plants also help to create a natural look. Unless breeding is desired, fat-tails are best kept singularly.
Substrate (Bedding):
Repti-Sand is an ideal substrate for desert banded gecko terrariums.
Responsible pet ownership begins on the trip home!
For the best health and well being of your new pet, it is important to remember to take it directly home. If you have more shopping or errands to complete, consider picking up your pet last. This will ensure the animal encounters the least amount of stress possible. Have the new terrarium completely set up before bringing your new friend "home". Additionally, make sure your new family member is allowed enough time to adjust to its new home. Wait three or four days before attempting to handle your pet and always supervise children when they interact with pets.
Ptyodactylus hasselquistii
General Info:
Length up to 6".
Fan-footed geckos have truly unique fan-shaped feet. As with most arboreal (tree dwelling) geckos, it is best not to handle these geckos frequently. Not only are they fast, their skin is sensitive and can be damaged easily. Children should only handle these geckos in the company of an adult. These geckos are excellent display reptiles for terrariums.
Temperature/Humidity:
Ideal daytime temperature for fan-footed geckos should range between 75 and 85 degrees. Additionally, a basking lamp should be used on one end of the enclosure to maintain a local temperature of 95-100 degrees. Nighttime temperature should remain between 65 and 75 degrees. The humidity for fan-footed geckos should be maintained at 65 percent or higher.
Lighting:
Most lizards and geckos benefit from the use of ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. Ultraviolet lighting is recommended for 12 hours per day. The use of a timer will assist in maintaining an accurate schedule of light periods.
Feeding/Watering:
Fan-footed geckos do well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. A shallow water bowl should be provided and changed daily. Daily misting of the habitat will help maintain the humidity level. Adult fan-footed geckos should be fed 3-4 times per week, some juveniles can be fed twice daily during their growing period.
Habitat/Housing:
Successful permanent maintenance requires at least a 20 gallon long terrarium. A screen lid is essential for proper air exchange. The enclosure must include a basking area with several climbing branches, a suitable hiding area, and a "cool" area to allow for thermoregulation. Cork bark is an excellent item to use with all geckos. The bark can be "layered" to allow the gecko many hiding and foraging areas. Artificial and natural plants also help to create a natural look. When two or more geckos are desired, it is imperative that daily observations are made to avoid aggressive behavior. If aggression is noted, one or more reptiles may have to be permanently removed from the enclosure.
Substrate (Bedding):
Bed-A-Beast is an ideal substrate for fan-footed gecko terrariums.
Responsible pet ownership begins on the trip home!
For the best health and well being of your new pet, it is important to remember to take it directly home. If you have more shopping or errands to complete, consider picking up your pet last. This will ensure the animal encounters the least amount of stress possible. Have the new terrarium completely set up before bringing your new friend "home". Additionally, make sure your new family member is allowed enough time to adjust to its new home. Wait three or four days before attempting to handle your pet and always supervise children when they interact with pets.
Ptychozoon kuhli

General Info:
Length up to 8".
Contrary to their name, flying geckos cannot actually fly. Instead, when disturbed, flying geckos can glide short distances to safety. As with most arboreal (tree dwelling) geckos, it is best not to handle these geckos frequently. Not only are they fast, their skin is sensitive and can be damaged easily. Children should only handle these geckos in the company of an adult. These geckos are excellent display reptiles for terrariums.
Temperature/Humidity:
Ideal daytime temperature for flying geckos should range between 75 and 80 degrees. Additionally, a basking lamp should be used on one end of the enclosure to maintain a local temperature of 85-95 degrees. Nighttime temperature should remain between 70 and 75 degrees. The humidity for these geckos should be maintained at 75 percent or higher.
Lighting:
Most lizards and geckos require ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. Ultraviolet lighting is recommended for 12 hours per day. The use of a timer will assist in maintaining an accurate schedule of light periods.
Feeding/Watering:
Flying geckos do well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. A shallow water bowl should be provided and changed daily. Daily misting of the habitat will help maintain the humidity level. Adult flying geckos should be fed 3-4 times per week, some juveniles can be fed twice daily during their growing period.
Habitat/Housing:
Successful permanent maintenance requires a 15-20 gallon tall terrarium. A screen lid is essential for proper air exchange. The enclosure must include a basking area with several climbing branches, a suitable hiding area, and a "cool" area to allow for thermoregulation. Cork bark is an excellent item to use with all geckos. The bark can be "layered" to allow the gecko many hiding and foraging areas. Artificial and natural plants also help to create a natural look. When two or more geckos are desired, it is imperative that daily observations are made to avoid aggressive behavior. If aggression is noted, one or more reptiles may have to be permanently removed from the enclosure.
Substrate (Bedding):
Bed-A-Beast is an ideal substrate for flying gecko terrariums.
Responsible pet ownership begins on the trip home!
For the best health and well being of your new pet, it is important to remember to take it directly home. If you have more shopping or errands to complete, consider picking up your pet last. This will ensure the animal encounters the least amount of stress possible. Have the new terrarium completely set up before bringing your new friend "home". Additionally, make sure your new family member is allowed enough time to adjust to its new home. Wait three or four days before attempting to handle your pet and always supervise children when they interact with pets.
Teratoscincus scincus
General Info:
Length up to 8".
Aptly named, the frog-eyed gecko is a unique reptile. The eyes are adapted to the gecko's nocturnal habits and can be sensitive to bright light. It is therefore recommended that these geckos have plenty of hiding areas within their habitat.
Temperature/Humidity:
Ideal daytime temperature for frog-eyed geckos should range between 75 and 85 degrees. Additionally, an undertank heat source should be used on one end of the enclosure to maintain a local temperature of 95-105 degrees. Nighttime temperature should remain between 65 and 75 degrees. The humidity for frog-eyed geckos should be mixed; a dry habitat with a moist retreat. This is easy to maintain by moistening peat moss and placing in the hiding areas within the enclosure.
Lighting:
Even nocturnal geckos may benefit from the use of ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. Ultraviolet lighting is recommended for 12 hours per day. The use of a timer will assist in maintaining an accurate schedule of light periods.
Feeding/Watering:
Frog-eyed geckos do well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. A shallow water bowl should be provided and changed daily. Adult frog-eyed geckos should be fed 3-4 times per week, some juveniles can be fed twice daily during their growing period.
Habitat/Housing:
Successful permanent maintenance requires at least a 20 gallon long terrarium. A screen lid is essential for proper air exchange. The enclosure must include a basking area, a suitable hiding area, and a "cool" area to allow for thermoregulation. Cork bark is an excellent item to use with all terrestrial (land-dwelling) geckos. The bark can be "layered" to allow the gecko many hiding and foraging areas. Artificial and natural plants also help to create a natural look. Unless breeding is desired, frog-eyed geckos are best kept singularly.
Substrate (Bedding):
Sand is an ideal substrate for frog-eyed gecko terrariums.
Responsible pet ownership begins on the trip home!
For the best health and well being of your new pet, it is important to remember to take it directly home. If you have more shopping or errands to complete, consider picking up your pet last. This will ensure the animal encounters the least amount of stress possible. Have the new terrarium completely set up before bringing your new friend "home". Additionally, make sure your new family member is allowed enough time to adjust to its new home. Wait three or four days before attempting to handle your pet and always supervise children when they interact with pets.
Gekko spp.

General Info:
Length up to 8".
As with most arboreal (tree dwelling) geckos, it is best not to handle these geckos frequently. Not only are they fast, their skin is sensitive and can be damaged easily. Children should only handle these geckos in the company of an adult. These geckos are excellent display reptiles for terrariums.
Temperature/Humidity:
Ideal daytime temperature for gold geckos should range between 75 and 80 degrees. Additionally, a (red) basking lamp should be used on one end of the enclosure to maintain a local temperature of 85-95 degrees. Nighttime temperature should remain between 70 and 75 degrees. The humidity for gold geckos should be maintained at 75 percent or higher.
Lighting:
Most geckos require ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. Although nocturnal (mainly active at night) geckos don't require ultraviolet lighting, if it is part of the habitat design, it is recommended for 12 hours per day. The use of a timer will assist in maintaining an accurate schedule of light periods.
Feeding/Watering:
Gold geckos do well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. These geckos will also accept fruit baby food, and prepared foods. Soft foods should be removed from the habitat 4-6 hours after it is offered to prevent spoilage. A shallow water bowl should be provided and changed daily. Daily misting of the habitat will help maintain the humidity level. Adult gold geckos should be fed 3-4 times per week, some juveniles can be fed twice daily during their growing period.
Habitat/Housing:
Successful permanent maintenance requires at least a 15-20 gallon tall terrarium. A screen lid is essential for proper air exchange. The enclosure must include a basking area with several climbing branches, a suitable hiding area, and a "cool" area to allow for thermoregulation. Cork bark is an excellent item to use with all geckos. The bark can be "layered" to allow the gecko many hiding and foraging areas. Artificial and natural plants also help to create a natural look. When two or more geckos are housed together, it is imperative that daily observations are made to avoid aggressive behavior. If aggression is noted, one or more reptiles may have to be permanently removed from the enclosure.
Substrate (Bedding):
Bed-A-Beast is an ideal substrate for gold gecko terrariums.
Responsible pet ownership begins on the trip home!
For the best health and well being of your new pet, it is important to remember to take it directly home. If you have more shopping or errands to complete, consider picking up your pet last. This will ensure the animal encounters the least amount of stress possible. Have the new terrarium completely set up before bringing your new friend "home". Additionally, make sure your new family member is allowed enough time to adjust to its new home. Wait three or four days before attempting to handle your pet and always supervise children when they interact with pets.
Hemidactylus frenatus

General Info:
Length up to 6".
Since they are typically gentle inhabitants, house geckos are one of the most popular small geckos used in mixed terrarium exhibits. Due to their small, delicate frame, house geckos should not be handled frequently.
Temperature/Humidity:
Ideal daytime temperature for house geckos should range between 75 and 85 degrees. Additionally, a basking lamp should be used on one end of the enclosure to maintain a local temperature of 90-95 degrees. Nighttime temperature should remain between 65 and 75 degrees. The humidity for house geckos should be maintained at 75 percent.
Lighting:
Most geckos require ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. Although nocturnal (mainly active at night) geckos don't require ultraviolet lighting, if it is part of the habitat design, it is recommended for 12 hours per day. The use of a timer will assist in maintaining an accurate schedule of light periods.
Feeding/Watering:
House geckos do well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. A shallow water bowl should be provided and changed daily. Adult house geckos should be fed 3-4 times per week, some juveniles can be fed twice daily during their growing period.
Habitat/Housing:
Successful permanent maintenance requires a 10 gallon terrarium. A screen lid is essential for proper air exchange. House geckos are arboreal (tree dwelling). Therefore, their habitat should emulate their natural surroundings). The enclosure must include a basking area with several climbing branches, a suitable hiding area, and a "cool" area to allow for thermoregulation. Cork bark is an excellent item to use with all geckos. The bark can be "layered" to allow the gecko many hiding and foraging areas. Artificial and natural plants also help to create a natural look. House geckos can be housed with similar species. If more than one animal is to be housed in a single enclosure, it is important to observe any aggressive behavior. If aggression is noted, the reptiles should be separated.
Substrate (Bedding):
Bed-A-Beast is an ideal substrate for house gecko terrariums.
Responsible pet ownership begins on the trip home!
For the best health and well being of your new pet, it is important to remember to take it directly home. If you have more shopping or errands to complete, consider picking up your pet last. This will ensure the animal encounters the least amount of stress possible. Have the new terrarium completely set up before bringing your new friend "home". Additionally, make sure your new family member is allowed enough time to adjust to its new home. Wait three or four days before attempting to handle your pet and always supervise children when they interact with pets.
Uroplatus fimbriatus
Uroplatus henklii
Uroplatus sikorae

General Info:
Length up to 12".
Leaftail geckos are some of the most stunning geckos in the world. They have the remarkable ability to blend in perfectly with their surroundings so well that only their eyes betray them! As with most arboreal (tree dwelling) geckos, it is best not to handle leaftail geckos frequently. These animals are very docile when handled, yet can become stressed very easily. Children should not handle these impressive geckos. Leaftail geckos are beautiful and enjoyable terrarium pets and are some of the most highly sought after geckos today.
Temperature/Humidity:
Ideal daytime temperature for leaftail geckos should range between 73 and 80 degrees. Additionally, a small basking lamp should be used on one end of the enclosure to maintain a local temperature of 80-85 degrees. Nighttime temperature should remain between 65 and 75 degrees. Since they are tropical geckos, the humidity for leaftail geckos should be maintained at 65 percent or higher.
Lighting:
Most reptiles and some amphibians require ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. Although nocturnal (mainly active at night) geckos don't require ultraviolet lighting, if it is part of the habitat design, it is recommended for 12 hours per day. The use of a timer will assist in maintaining an accurate schedule of light periods. Leaftail geckos, like most nocturnal geckos have extremely sensitive eyes. Therefore, it is recommended that a single ultraviolet bulb (and a small low wattage bulb for basking) is used and many shaded locations within the enclosure are available.
Feeding/Watering:
Leaftail geckos do well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. A shallow water bowl should be provided and changed daily. Daily misting of the habitat will help maintain the humidity level. Adult leaftail geckos should be fed 3-4 times per week; some juveniles can be fed twice daily during their growing period.
Habitat/Housing:
Successful permanent maintenance requires at least a 50 gallon tall terrarium. A screen lid is essential for proper air exchange. The enclosure must include a basking area with many climbing branches and vertical branches, a suitable hiding area, and a "cool" area to allow for thermoregulation. Artificial and natural plants also help to create a natural look. Male leaftail geckos can be extremely aggressive toward one another and should not be housed together.
Substrate (Bedding):
Bed-A-Beast is an ideal substrate for leaftail gecko terrariums. It should be kept moist and changed regularly to avoid bacterial growth.
Responsible pet ownership begins on the trip home!
For the best health and well being of your new pet, it is important to remember to take it directly home. If you have more shopping or errands to complete, consider picking up your pet last. This will ensure the animal encounters the least amount of stress possible. Have the new terrarium completely set up before bringing your new friend "home". Additionally, make sure your new family member is allowed enough time to adjust to its new home. Wait three or four days before attempting to handle your pet and always supervise children when they interact with pets.
Paroedura pictus

General info:
Madagascar fat-tail geckos are truly some of the most "personable" reptiles available today. Oddly enough, the gecko's fat tail enables it to store extra nutrition for "lean times", and is used as a "false head" in case a predator attacks. This defense tactic allows the gecko an escape option and it can rejuvenate the tail!
Size: Length up to 6".
Temperature/Humidity:
Ideal daytime temperature for Madagascar fat-tailed geckos should range between 75ºF and 85ºF. Additionally, a basking area should be used on one end of the enclosure to maintain local temperature of 90ºF - 100ºF. This can be accomplished with an undertank heat pad. Nighttime temperature should remain between 65ºF and 70ºF. The humidity for Madagascar fat-tails should be mixed; a dry habitat with the moist retreat. This is easy to maintain by moistening peat moss and placing in the hiding areas within the enclosure.
Lighting:
All fat-tails benefit from ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. The use of a timer will assist in maintaining an accurate schedule of light periods.
Feeding/Watering:
Madagascar fat-tails do well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. A shallow water bowl should be provided and changed daily. Adult fat-tails should be fed 3-4 times per week, some juveniles can be fed twice daily during their growing period.
Habitat/Housing:
Successful permanent maintenance requires at least a 10 gallon a quarium. A screen lid is essential for proper air exchange. The enclosure must include a basking area, a suitable hiding area, and a "cool" area to allow for thermoregulation. Cork bark is an excellent item to use with all terrestrial (land-dwelling) geckos. The bark can be "layered" to allow the gecko many hiding and foraging areas. Artificial and natural plants also help to create a natural look. Unless breeding is desired, fat-tails are best kept singularly. No more than one male should be kept in a single habitat.
Substrate (Bedding):
Repti-Sand is an ideal substrate for fat-tail terrariums.
Responsible pet ownership begins on the trip home!
For the best health and well being of your pet, it is important to remember to take it directly home. If you have more shopping or errands to complete, consider picking up your pet last. This will ensure the animal encounters the least amount of stress possible. Have the new terrarium completely set up before bringing your new friend "home&home". Additionally, make sure your new family member is allowed enough time to adjust to its new home. Wait three or four days before attempting to handle your pet and always supervise children when they interact with pets.
Gekko marmuratus

General info:
As with most arboreal (tree dwelling) geckos, it is best not to handle these geckos frequently. Not only are they fast, their skin is sensitive and can be damaged easily. Children should only handle these geckos in the company of an adult. These geckos are excellent display reptiles for terrariums.
Size: Adult length up to 8".
Temperature/Humidity:
Ideal daytime temperature for marbled geckos should range between 75ºF and 85ºF. Additionally, a basking lamp should be used on one end of the enclosure to maintain a local temperature of 105ºF - 115ºF. Nighttime temperature should remain between 70ºF and 75ºF. The humidity for marbled geckos should be maintained at 75 percent or higher.
Lighting:
Most diurnal (mainly active during the day) geckos require ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. Although nocturnal (mainly active at night) geckos don't require ultraviolet lighting, if it is part of the habitat design, it is recommended for 12 hours per day. The use of a timer will assist in maintaining an accurate schedule of light periods.
Feeding/Watering:
Marbled geckos do well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. These geckos will also accept fruit baby food, and prepared foods. Soft foods should be removed from the habitat 4-6 hours after it is offered to prevent spoilage. A shallow water bowl should be provided and changed daily. Daily misting of the habitat will help maintain the humidity level. Adult marbled geckos should be fed 3-4 times per week, some juveniles can be fed twice daily during their growing period.
Habitat/Housing:
Successful permanent maintenance requires at least a 20 gallon tall terrarium. A screen lid is essential for proper air exchange. The enclosure must include a basking area with several climbing branches, a suitable hiding area, and a "cool" area to allow for thermoregulation. Cork bark is an excellent item to use with all geckos. The bark can be "layered" to allow the gecko many hiding and foraging areas. Artificial and natural plants also help to create a natural look. When two or more geckos are desired, it is imperative that daily observations are made to avoid aggressive behavior. If aggression is noted, one or more reptiles may have to be permanently removed from the enclosure.
Substrate (Bedding):
Bed-A-Beast is an ideal substrate for marbled gecko terrariums.
Responsible pet ownership begins on the trip home!
For the best health and well being of your pet, it is important to remember to take it directly home. If you have more shopping or errands to complete, consider picking up your pet last. This will ensure the animal encounters the least amount of stress possible. Have the new terrarium completely set up before bringing your new friend "home&home". Additionally, make sure your new family member is allowed enough time to adjust to its new home. Wait three or four days before attempting to handle your pet and always supervise children when they interact with pets.
Gekko Gecko

Traits
Tokays are some of the most beautiful geckos in the world. As with most arboreal (tree dwelling) geckos, it is best not to handle tokay geckos frequently. Not only are they fast and assertive, they are capable of inflicting a painful bite. Children should not handle these impressive geckos. Tokay geckos are great terrarium display reptiles and are well known for their loud vocalizations.
Length is up to 14".
Have the new terrarium completely set up before bringing your new friend home. Additionally, make sure your new family member is allowed enough time to adjust to its new home before any attempt to handle it.
Feeding
Tokay geckos do well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. Adult tokay geckos should be fed 3-4 times per week, some juveniles can be fed twice daily during their growing period. A shallow water bowl should be provided and changed daily. Daily misting of the habitat will help maintain the humidity level.
Housing
Successful permanent maintenance requires at least a 25 gallon tall terrarium. A screen lid is essential for proper air exchange. The enclosure must include a basking area with several climbing branches, a suitable hiding area, and a "cool" area to allow for thermoregulation. Cork bark is an excellent item to use with all geckos. The bark can be "layered" to allow the gecko many hiding and foraging areas. Artificial and natural plants also help to create a natural look. Male tokay geckos can be extremely aggressive toward one another. Unless breeding is desired, tokays are best kept singularly. Ideal daytime temperature for these box turtles should range between 70 and 80 degrees. Additionally, a basking area should maintain a local temperature of 90 to 95 degrees. Night time temperature should remain between 50 and 70 degrees. The humidity for box turtles should be kept at or near 65 percent. Most geckos require ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. Although nocturnal (mainly active at night) geckos don't require ultraviolet lighting, if it is part of the habitat design, it is recommended for 12 hours per day. The use of a timer will assist in maintaining an accurate schedule of light periods. Bed-A-Beast is an ideal substrate for tokay gecko terrariums. It should be kept moist and changed regularly to avoid bacterial growth.
Homopholis Spp.

Traits:
As with most arboreal (tree dwelling) geckos, it is best not to handle these geckos frequently. Not only are they fast, their skin is sensitive and can be damaged easily. Children should only handle these geckos in the company of an adult. These geckos are excellent display reptiles for terrariums.
Length is up to 5".
Have the new terrarium completely set up before bringing your new friend home. Additionally, make sure your new family member is allowed enough time to adjust to its new home before any attempt to handle it.
Feeding
Velvet geckos do well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. These geckos will also accept fruit baby food, and prepared foods. Soft foods should be removed from the habitat 4-6 hours after it is offered to prevent spoilage. Adult velvet geckos should be fed 3-4 times per week, some juveniles can be fed twice daily during their growing period. A shallow water bowl should be provided and changed daily. Daily misting of the habitat will help maintain the humidity level.
Housing
Successful permanent maintenance requires at least a 10-20 gallon terrarium. A screen lid is essential for proper air exchange. The enclosure must include a basking area with several climbing branches, a suitable hiding area, and a "cool" area to allow for thermoregulation. Cork bark is an excellent item to use with all geckos. The bark can be "layered" to allow the gecko many hiding and foraging areas. Artificial and natural plants also help to create a natural look. When two or more geckos are desired, it is imperative that daily observations are made to avoid aggressive behavior. If aggression is noted, one or more reptiles may have to be permanently removed from the enclosure. Ideal daytime temperature for velvet geckos should range between 75 and 85 degrees. Additionally, a basking lamp should be used on one end of the enclosure to maintain a local temperature of 85-95 degrees. Night time temperature should remain between 70 and 75 degrees. The humidity for velvet geckos should be maintained at 75 percent or higher. Most geckos require ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. Although nocturnal (mainly active at night) geckos don't require ultraviolet lighting, if it is part of the habitat design, it is recommended for 12 hours per day. The use of a timer will assist in maintaining an accurate schedule of light periods. Bed-A-Beast is an ideal substrate for velvet gecko terrariums.
Gekko Vittatus

Traits
White-line geckos (appropriately named for the white line running down the length of its back) are also commonly known as "skunk geckos"! As with most arboreal (tree dwelling) geckos, it is best not to handle these geckos frequently. Not only are they fast, their skin is sensitive and can be damaged easily. Children should only handle these geckos in the company of an adult. These geckos are excellent display reptiles for terrariums.
Length is up to 7".
Have the new terrarium completely set up before bringing your new friend home. Additionally, make sure your new family member is allowed enough time to adjust to its new home before any attempt to handle it.
Feeding:
White-line geckos do well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. These geckos will also accept fruit baby food, and prepared foods. Soft foods should be removed from the habitat 4-6 hours after it is offered to prevent spoilage. Adult white-line geckos should be fed 3-4 times per week, some juveniles can be fed twice daily during their growing period. A shallow water bowl should be provided and changed daily. Daily misting of the habitat will help maintain the humidity level.
Housing:
Successful permanent maintenance requires at least a 25 gallon tall terrarium. A screen lid is essential for proper air exchange. The enclosure must include a basking area with several climbing branches, a suitable hiding area, and a "cool" area to allow for thermoregulation. Cork bark is an excellent item to use with all geckos. The bark can be "layered" to allow the gecko many hiding and foraging areas. Artificial and natural plants also help to create a natural look. When two or more geckos are desired, it is imperative that daily observations are made to avoid aggressive behavior. If aggression is noted, one or more reptiles may have to be permanently removed from the enclosure. Ideal daytime temperature for white-line geckos should range between 75 and 85 degrees. Additionally, a basking lamp should be used on one end of the enclosure to maintain a local temperature of 85-95 degrees. Nighttime temperature should remain between 70 and 75 degrees. The humidity for white-line geckos should be maintained at 75 percent or higher. Most geckos require ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. Although nocturnal (mainly active at night) geckos don't require ultraviolet lighting, if it is part of the habitat design, it is recommended for 12 hours per day. The use of a timer will assist in maintaining an accurate schedule of light periods. Bed-A-Beast is an ideal substrate for white-line gecko terrariums.
Tarentola Annularis

Traits:
As with most arboreal (tree dwelling) geckos, it is best not to handle these geckos frequently. Not only are they fast, their skin is sensitive and can be damaged easily. Children should only handle these geckos in the company of an adult. These geckos are excellent display reptiles for terrariums.
Length is up to 10".
Have the new terrarium completely set up before bringing your new friend home. Additionally, make sure your new family member is allowed enough time to adjust to its new home before any attempt to handle it.
Feeding:
White-spotted geckos do well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. These geckos will also accept fruit baby food, and prepared foods. Soft foods should be removed from the habitat 4-6 hours after it is offered to prevent spoilage. Adult white-spotted geckos should be fed 3-4 times per week, some juveniles can be fed twice daily during their growing period. A shallow water bowl should be provided and changed daily. Daily misting of the habitat will help maintain the humidity level.
Housing:
lid is essential for proper air exchange. The enclosure must include a basking area with several climbing branches, a suitable hiding area, and a "cool" area to allow for thermoregulation. Cork bark is an excellent item to use with all geckos. The bark can be "layered" to allow the gecko many hiding and foraging areas. Artificial and natural plants also help to create a natural look. When two or more geckos are desired, it is imperative that daily observations are made to avoid aggressive behavior. If aggression is noted, one or more reptiles may have to be permanently removed from the enclosure. Ideal daytime temperature for white-spotted geckos should range between 75 and 85 degrees. Additionally, a basking lamp should be used on one end of the enclosure to maintain a local temperature of 85-95 degrees. Nighttime temperature should remain between 70 and 75 degrees. The humidity for white-spotted geckos should be maintained at 75 percent or higher. Most geckos require ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. Although nocturnal (mainly active at night) geckos don't require ultraviolet lighting, if it is part of the habitat design, it is recommended for 12 hours per day. The use of a timer will assist in maintaining an accurate schedule of light periods. Bed-A-Beast is an ideal substrate for white-spotted gecko terrariums. Substrate should be kept moist but changed regularly to avoid bacterial growth.
Gecko Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Geckos are lizards belonging to the infraorder Gekkota, found in warm climates throughout the world. They range from 1.6 to 60 cm. Most geckos cannot blink, but they often lick their eyes to keep them clean and moist. They have a fixed lens within each iris that enlarges in darkness.

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