There constantly seems to be a lot of emotionally very heated discussions about the production of specific colour-morphs vs. wild-type geckos. In a few forums, the community has split into groups that value wild-type geckos above everything else, and have great trouble respecting colour-morph breeders as well as people who breed and enjoy both varieties. More
We did not get many responses to the “Pros and Controversies” article about culling. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to hear from those who favor culling for genetic reasons. Readers are welcome to continue the discussion by using the comment section at the end of the article. More
Australia is a country like no other. Lush rainforest coasts and woodland mountain ranges transitioning to sandy deserts and tropical gorges have resulted in an evolutionary boom leading to an amazing diversity of lizards. A large proportion of the diversity, especially that unique to Australia, are the geckos. More
The Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko): feared by those who value their fingers, coveted and relentlessly peddled by Asian gecko hunters, beloved by keepers who want a large, brightly colored gecko. It will be clear from the information provided by the three Tokay keepers below how much they enjoy these active, occasionally aggressive reptiles. More
Rubbermaid has recently introduced a new line of plastic tubs called, “The All Access Organizer”.
These tubs come with a built-in clear, front opening door making them near perfect for an easy conversion to use as herp housing. Inexpensive pricing ($12.99-$16.99 depending on size) and availability in 3 different sizes makes them even better! They are light weight and easy to clean as well as stackable; there’s a million reasons to like these things.
In the gecko breeding world, “culling” refers to “putting down” or killing undesirable specimens. All breeders recognize that some geckos hatch with undesirable traits. The question is, when to eliminate these geckos and how to do it.
As gecko-keeping hobbyists, many of us are fairly well-read in our specific area of gecko interest. We tend to read books, magazines and online forums that focus primarily on care and breeding of various gecko species. Geckos: The Animal Answer Guide takes a very different approach.
Recently, interest in L. williamsi, the Electric Blue Day Gecko, has skyrocketed due to its eye-catching color, vibrant personality and recent endangered status. In fact, there are 60 Lygodactylus species, a small fraction of which are in captivity. More
Field herping can be enjoyable even in your own back yard. However, the opportunity to observe reptiles in an exotic locale, in this case Iran, home of the leopard gecko, is exciting and unusual. Karsten Griesshammer from Germany had this opportunity recently and agreed to an interview about his experiences More
This month, Gecko Time has had the opportunity to speak with Nico Pietrzyk, a young leopard gecko breeder from Germany. He was good enough to share some information about his leopard gecko activities and the gecko scene in Germany as well. More