Gecko Keepers: A Peek at 2014
New Year’s Eve. A time to remember the highs and lows of the previous year and look ahead to the coming season. In the spirit of the day, Gecko Time features 12 gecko keepers reflecting about the 2013 season and giving us a sneak peek at their plans for 2014.
Prose and Controversies: Wild Type or Designers?
Gecko keepers have many reasons for breeding. Two of the most common ones are: increasing the population of species that are endangered in the wild, and creating new and unusual colors and patterns for a particular species.
These goals can, and do, co-exist. However, proponents of each type may feel that the other’s goals are detrimental to the species.
2013: What are Your Editors Up To?
It should be no surprise that the Gecko Time editors are more involved with geckos than just editing our publication. For the first time in 2 years –since Matt moved up to the Boston area from Georgia– we present to you the faces behind the blog, or, What We’re Up To In The Reptile (and Amphibian) World. More
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
Gecko Time Interviews “Geckos of the World” Photographer
Gecko Time was recently informed about a stunning new photography book about geckos of the world compiled by Edgar Wefer. We decided to interview him to let our readers know about some of the background behind this gorgeous work. More
Which New Gecko Should I get?
This question is heard often and usually for one of two reasons: either the questioner has just gotten hold of a new enclosure and wants something to put in it, or someone who has successfully kept a gecko for the first time wants to expand to a new, different or more challenging species. As usual, the internet can be a wonderful resource in the quest for a new gecko species to keep, but it is just that, a resource, not a mind reader. More
Sticking to the Outside of the Box: Four Oddball Gecko Species
Geckos are the most varied group of lizard species on the planet. They inhabit every continent except Antarctica, eat a variety of foods from fruit flies to small birds, live in environments that range from desolate deserts to lush rainforests, and have even, in some species, capitalized on humans’ influence and moved into cities and suburbs around the world. More
Readers’ Questions Answered: Mixing Species and Shedding
This week, Gecko Time addresses two commonly asked and important questions about gecko husbandry. Please keep those questions coming by submitting them on the Contact page. More