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- 05-May-07, 05:50 PM #1
I want to get a gecko in the next month or 2 i was wondering what would be the best species to get for a "beginner", so far i have a 150ltr tank.... which im going to deck out in the next few weeks.... I live near byron bay so i was wondering if anyone breeds geckos around this area..... Im willing to go as far as tweed to pick up so let me know if you have any pending hatchies. this would be much appreciated... any other tips or hints you can help me with would be awesome aswell. I need all the help i can get lol
Thick-tails and the common marbled gecko are good starter species and won't break the bank.11:55 PM [Tuatara] Grizz.. is a bear, isnt that a gay term?? I thought he might be with jay or something
- 05-May-07, 06:14 PM #3
ok awesome still need some more advice etc lol like where i can buy them hehehe
i started with 3 lined knob tails but the thick tails also work very well.
i heat all my geckos with a heat cord that i purchased form the herpshop. it goes underneath oneside of all the enclosures so they have a warm spot and a cold spot (very important). have a hide at each end as well so they have a choice.
they can be housed individually or in pairs / trios (1 male, 2 females) depending on what you prefer.
rocks and branches can be included but not too many as it makes it harder for them to find their prey. (note: dont have an enclosure too big because that will make it harder for them to locate and catch food as well. a fish tank around 2 ft is adequete for a pair.
prey usually consists of woodies and crickets. mealworms arent as nutritious and have a shell thats hard to digest.
both species are hardy captives and very easy to breed if the basic needs are met. thick tails will go for around $70-$110each depending on where you get them and 3 lined knob tails will go for around $120-$170each depending on where you get them. these are rough prices for hatchlings.
this is just my opinion and a rough idea of how to look after them. other people may have some different ideas that could also be correct. goodluck with them when they arrive.
- 05-May-07, 07:41 PM #5
Ok awesome...... thanks so much ian.
keep it commin ppl lol
- 06-May-07, 05:49 PM #6
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