Whats a good first gecko?

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  1. pinkie375

    pinkie375 Active Member

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    I have this enclosure hanging about and want to put something in it! The cat wasnt happy when I put him in it so thats out of the question!;)
    I already have a Bluetongue and Spotted python and am now leaning towards a gecko or two. It measures L600mm W300mm & H600mm, so not a huge amout of floor space so I'm thinking climbers would be the go.
    Can anyone suggest which gecko would suit and where I could get some in SE QLD?

    P.S Also some info in care would be appreciated, have found a fair bit on many threads so have gathered a bit, my main concern is heating/lighting the usual really! I know they like to dig and need hiding places, anything else I should know would be great:p
     

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    Do you know how many threads there are on this site asking this exact question? Just use the search function.

    N.levis, U.milii or H.binoei are good beginner geckos.
     
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    get some nice levis (not climbers but i love em)
     
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    a Diplodactylus vittatus (stone gecko)?
    they only grow about 6-8 cm in total length but are pretty cute
    and if you got a couple or more that would be pretty cool
     
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    Thanks for that Rocket, as mentioned I have got a bit of info from many threads but not all are consistent and was hoping to get more direct answers to MY questions.
     
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    Got anything in mind?
    As rocket said, first up your best to try milii or levi though- basically for simplicity.
     
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    bump, i have almost that exact enclosure, and was thinking levi occidentalis for it
     
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    Knob tails are great but that enclosure looks quite high. A leaf tail will be great.

    Simone.
     
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    I'd Go with levis but it is a bit high
     
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    ooh! go leafy :D
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys! Geckos seem to be popular little creatures. I've got a couple of options at the moment but still researching a bit more. Want to get the enclosure all set up before hand too.

    Thanks again!!!:D
     
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    What species are you going to set it up for?
     
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    Either Southern Velvet or Bynoes, just reading up on them now. Geckodan may have some.
     
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    In my opinion, go the Southern Spotted Velvets (Oedura tryoni).

    They're more colourful, larger and probably (I dont keep the species) alot more active. From all the Bynoe's I have owned they were very secretive and the height in that cage will go to waste if you get Bynoe's, but hey, its your choice!

    Good Luck!
     
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    Thanks for the feedback Rocket.
    I must admit I have been doing some research and I am leaning towards the Southern Velvet. They are much nicer looking and more what I'm after. I love just sitting and watching my animals and what they get up to, fasinating! So shy and "snobby" animals wouldnt suit! Plus I agree the hight space would go to waste with Bynoe.
     
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