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RE: Golden Gecko?

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Posted by: trentr44 at Sat May 31 19:14:07 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by trentr44 ]  
   

Hi,

I have a good amount of experience with this species, and they are significantly different than leopard geckos. They are used to living in much more humid environments, which you can produce by misting the cage often (at least 1x daily) - this is also how they get water, don't just use a water dish. You can also increase humidity in the cage by soaking a substrate such as eco-earth or sphagnum moss. The temperature should be approximately the same as leopards - use a basking bulb recessed from the cage lid with this one, as they are known to sit upside down on the cage lid. A heat pad on the bottom of the cage will do approximately nothing for this animal, as they rarely go to the ground. They also need a tall cage, as they climb very well (even with three feet). As far as food goes, you can feed them crickets/insects occasionally, but the majority of an adult's diet should be in the form of fruit (no veggie/meat) baby food fortified with calcium/vitamin powder. I hope this info helps, they're a fun animal, very lively and beautiful if kept correctly.

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