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    “Glass or Rack” Comments

    Sometimes discussing a “controversy” reveals that there is just more than one way to do things, as you’ll see from the comments below. Interestingly, several people report using a glass/rack “hybrid” system Enjoy the comments and watch for next month’s Controversy. More

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    Three to Get Ready: Sphaerodactylus

    It was touch and go as to whether I would find three experts to share their experiences with keeping the somewhat rare genus of tiny geckos, Sphaerodactylus. Imagine my surprise when I ended up with no less than five contributions from the United States, Canada and Europe. More

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    A Tale of Dangerous Lighting with P. grandis

    Some time ago a male and female Phelsuma grandis were brought to me as “rescues”.  The geckos were dropped off because they were not wanted anymore. P. grandis, commonly known as the Giant Day Gecko, are the most popular day geckos in the hobby. If anyone is planning to get their first day gecko everyone usually recommends the P. grandis. More

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    Prose and Controversies: Glass or Rack?

    There are two main ways that  geckos are housed: display tanks, usually made from glass or plastic, and racks — plastic tubs set in a shelf or drawer frame. Those who prefer to use racks give the following reasons: It permits large numbers of  geckos to be kept in a space-efficient, homogeneous manner. Most geckos are […] More

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    Gecko Hybridization

    I’ve been asked to write about a controversial topic in the reptile world-hybrids. I recently purchased a small group of third generation crested gecko x chahoua hybrids, which marks the beginning of my personal experience with gecko hybrids. I’ve kept reptiles for many years and have owned numerous hybrid snakes in that time. More

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    Three to Get Ready: Eublepharis macularius

    Eublepharis macularius, commonly known as leopard geckos are one of the classic “starter geckos”. How many of us kept leopard geckos as our first reptile? How many of us have “moved on” to more challenging species? For some of us, though, leopard geckos remain our passion and prime interest. More

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    Filling in the Gap: Gecko Rescue

    I’ve been involved with various animal rescue organizations since I was sixteen years old. I have helped cleaned cages and plenty of litter boxes, fostered (dogs, cats, and rats), and even took pictures for a shelter so they could list their available animals online. When my passion for reptiles started in the early spring of 2012 I quickly realized that the rescue resources available for “regular” pets such as cats and dogs were not available for the scaly creatures I loved. More

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    Multi Species Enclosures Comments

    Since “controversy” is explicitly about difference of opinion, it’s no surprise that the responses to our first “Prose and Controversies” (multi-species enclosures) are all over the map. Responses range from “no, no, no” to “it works for me”. More

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    Shannon’s “Quickie” Interview with Travis Kuhse of Enigmatic Reptiles:

    Have you seen the Acid Stripe Leopard Geckos produced by Enigmatic Reptiles in California? If you are answering in the affirmative, then you KNOW what I mean when I say “you’ve gotta see these”! If you haven’t seen them yet, head to Travis’ web site (http://enigmaticreptiles.com/) or to his FaceBook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Enigmatic-Reptiles/226575520734555) and enjoy the “eye candy” provided by these spectacular Leopard Geckos. More

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