/  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  October 22, 2020

Caring for Elderly or Terminally Ill Geckos: A Personal Reflection

Ideally we’ll own all of our geckos for many years. They’ll live comfortable, happy lives, and one day, perhaps at the advanced age of 20 or more, they just won’t wake up. We’ll miss them, but we’ll be satisfied that they had a long and happy life. Of course, it doesn’t usually work out this way.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  1 Comment  /  June 17, 2020

Veterinary Medicine During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Working in the veterinary field, whether you are a veterinarian, veterinary technician, receptionist etc, is a hard and stressful job. There is a great deal that goes on behind the scenes that clients never know about or see. Adding a worldwide viral pandemic that is killing many people only makes that job even harder and more stressful. We are expected to be at work every day due to being considered essential employees and we, as veterinarians, took an oath to be there for our patients, so we are.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  June 9, 2020

Gecko Breeding Philosophy: What is a Morph?

Gecko breeders spend a lot of time discussing various “morphs” of those gecko species for whom breeders have developed different patterns and colors. To the best of my knowledge, there is no formal, universally accepted definition of what exactly is a “morph”.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  1 Comment  /  April 2, 2020

Living with Crypto: 3 Year Update

The unprecedented changes in our lifestyles and daily rhythms due to COVID-19 cause me to reflect on my own 3-year experience living with contagion, infection and death –Cryptosporidiosis.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  September 9, 2019

Microgecko persicus euphorbiacola Adventure

If a person is a naturalist and a fan of keeping pets, it happens that periods of enthusiasm for different groups of animals replace each other throughout life as waves. A few years ago I read the article “Keeping Microgecko persicus euphorbiacola” by Philip Patton on this site. After that, owning these wonderful animals became my dream (not the only terrarium dream, but one of the main ones).

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 /  Featured Articles  /  No Comments  /  July 23, 2019

Holistic Design in Bioactive Vivariums: Leopard Geckos, Part 2

This is the fourth article in this series and part 2 of leopard geckos. Gecko Time readers might recognize this enclosure from a previous leopard gecko bioactive article. What happened?  Superworms! Zophobas morio overpopulated and became a smelly nuisance, and the worms escaped through gaps around the door.  I tore down the enclosures and went […]

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 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  July 15, 2019

Holistic Design in Bioactive Vivariums: Leopard Geckos, Part 1

All bioactive enclosures have the same basic requirements, but the needs of your main inhabitant dictate the ways in which you can support bioactivity. Many people have claimed it impossible to create a bioactive desert terrarium, but let’s not forget that life persists all over the earth, even in the harshest terrain! It’s a matter of designing for the conditions.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  No Comments  /  July 9, 2019

Holistic Design in Bioactive Vivariums: Gargoyle Gecko, Part 2

This is the second article in this series. The first article is here. Vivarium Construction Enclosure and Hardscape It is important when creating a naturalistic enclosure to provide adequate space.  Your plants grow fuller when given more room, and a larger substrate area absorbs waste faster. I selected an Exo Terra Small Tall enclosure (18”x18”x24”) […]

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 /  Featured Articles  /  5 Comments  /  July 2, 2019

Holistic Design in Bioactive Vivariums: Gargoyle Geckos, Part 1

Advanced reptile keeping has turned to naturalistic enclosures to improve quality of life for captive animals, and keepers have naturally expanded to bioactive techniques to keep non-sterile setups healthy. As mainstream awareness rises, more new reptile keepers are curious about making enclosures for their pets.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  4 Comments  /  March 12, 2019

Gecko Time 10th Anniversary!

Gecko Time online magazine published its first articleon March 7, 2009. During the past 10 years, Gecko Time has been an important resource to the gecko community with the wide range of articles it has published. Articles have included interviews, DIY instructions, product reviews, species and genus profiles, genetics information as well as many other topics.
Ten years is a long time, and is more than half a lifetime for some of our younger gecko keepers.

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