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RE: Help I just got a fat tail, is he sick?

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Posted by: geckoforest at Thu Dec 2 18:11:19 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by geckoforest ]  
   

The "day gecko" is not a day gecko. It is a "Golden Gecko" Gekko ulikovskii. They are native to tropical Vietnam and SE Asia and the Fat-tailed gecko (Hemitheconyx caudicinctus) is from west Africa. Very different in needs. Please give the golden gecko some thick branches and a flat, vertical piece of cork bark, bark, or something to hide behind. Use a peat substrate lacking perlite, and keep the humidity up and a live plants, "snake plants" would work well.
A peat and sand mixture is good as substrate for the fat-tail as well (since he seems wild caught also, he would probably appreciate it). Yes, please care for them and learn about what they need and where they came from. Best wishes.
Take care,
Ashton
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