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    Book Review: “A Guide to Australian Geckos & Pygopods in Captivity”

    Having an ardent interest in Australian reptile species, I jumped at the opportunity to read and review this 352-page installment in a series of 7 books written by Dr. Danny Brown called “The Australian Reptile Keeper Series” by Reptile Publications. I paid particular attention to the species I keep, as well as some of the species I have been curious about. More

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    Prose and Controversies: Multi-Species Enclosures

    This week Gecko Time introduces a new monthly interactive feature called “Prose and Controversies”. Here’s how it works: Each column will feature an issue that has been controversial for gecko keepers. We will attempt to briefly explore as many aspects of the controversy as possible. At the end of the article is a submission box where we encourage you to send us your thoughts and ideas about this topic. More

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    Three to Get Ready: Phelsuma grandis

    Gecko Time nearly always publishes on Tuesday and this Tuesday happens to be Christmas Day, an important holiday for many (though not all) readers. What better way to mark the occasion than to devote this month’s Three to Get Ready to the popular red and green gecko, Phelsuma grandis (get it?)

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    Breeding Large Feeder Roach Colonies

    There is a plethora of conflicting information available to the exotic pet enthusiast regarding the propagation of feeder insects that only just scratches the surface of how to effectively produce them in quantities sufficient to support one’s animals. In this article I will cover the topic a bit more in depth.
    I will not go into great detail with regards to temperature and humidity, or housing methods as this method is not particularly dependent on these variables. So long as your roach colony is producing this method will help you maximize production and reduce age related die-offs. More

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    The Gecko Who Wouldn’t Quit

    As a small scale breeder, I count on the winter months to provide some much needed down-time from producing and caring for baby geckos.  Usually my last baby hatches some time in October (I breed leopard geckos, African fat tail geckos, gargoyle geckos and Coleonyx).  The first eggs tend to appear in February and the […] More

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    Three to Get Ready: Strophurus

    Strophurus are a 16-species genus of gecko found in Australia, also known commonly as “tail squirters” or “spiny tailed” geckos.  They are a small gecko, usually about 3-5 inches long, whose character traits and relative ease of care, as you’ll see below, make it surprising that they are not kept by more hobbyists.  As usual, […] More

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    Keeping Uroplatus

    Uroplatus are a cool tropical gecko species found only in the northwest and eastern coast of Madagascar. There are currently fourteen species of Uroplatus with new species being found from time to time. Each species has its own husbandry requirements, so when researching be specific about the species you want to work with. More

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    Selection of Breeders and Quality Management in Leopard Geckos

    Everybody wants to breed healthy and beautiful leopard geckos, right? So how come this topic is still such a big issue for newcomers, and also often a sticking point for hobbyist breeders?
    The following article will try to scratch the surface a bit in terms of what breeding management is about, and hopefully help you to get a better idea of how to reach your goals.

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