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New Personnel at Gecko Time: Introducing Joshua Barraza

Gecko Time has been publishing for nearly 11 years now, and though the article frequency has waxed and waned, we’ve been consistent in bringing you high quality articles, from a wide variety of people about a wide variety of gecko related subjects. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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