June 2009

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    Blaptica dubia Care & Compared to Other Roaches

    Blaptica dubia is one of the fastest growing trends when it comes to feeding your exotic pets. The babies are the perfect size for any small pet, from baby geckos, baby bearded dragons to just small tarantulas. As adults they are rather big compared to crickets so it takes fewer Blaptica dubia to fill up your pet, which in turn saves you money! Being a slow moving roach they allow pets that are not up for the chase an easy meal, but they also move enough to attract the feistiest of predators. More

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    Interview with Pat Kline of Luxurious Leopards

    Gecko Time is pleased to present an interview with Pat Kline of Luxurious Leopards.

    Pat has been breeding leopard geckos through his company, Luxurious Leopards, for the past 10 years. More recently, he has expanded into breeding African fat tail geckos and is part of the new wave of breeders who are producing fascinating fat tail morphs. More

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    How to Vend at your first Reptile Show

    For a new breeder, vending at a reptile show can be an important step in the process of becoming an expert. Vending at a show is an easy way to sell multiple reptiles in one day and also an opportunity to be perceived as a knowledgeable member of the herp community. A successful and enjoyable experience at a show depends on knowledge of what to expect and a good amount of advance preparation. More

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    Going Green While Keeping Geckos

    If you were to ask any reptile hobbyist about their collection, it would probably be difficult to get them to stop talking. This hobby is full of passionate, caring people that truly love their animals and everything about them. With all the reptile shows across the country and the thousands of products that are available, it is undeniable that keeping reptiles is a fun and exciting hobby that continues to grow every day. With all these new keepers joining and breeders expanding their inventory, one might start to wonder what kind of impact this incredible hobby has on the environment. Though it may seem like herpetology has little effect on the planet, if people really start to think about some of the things they do every day to care for their scaly friends, they can see how quickly it all adds up and the toll it takes on the environment. If hobbyists make a few simple changes to be greener keepers, a great difference would be made for the entire world, while saving some money along the way. More