I am thinking of purchasing a male (green, red dots on back, some
light yellow spots) to keep and nurture until I can find a couple of
females and try a grouping - maybe raising them. Has anyone had any
experience they can share? The store says a 20 gall. with a heat source
would be fine and that they don't need the Vita-Lite at all, nor do they
spend any time on the bottom of the tank but walk the walls and top. I
was advised they eat crickets and fruit babyfood and need lots of calcium.
'Was also told they will*** water from water sprayed on tank sides and
branches. The shopkeep said they live *at least* 5-6 years, maybe
more. The male (all he has are 3 males) is $30, but the females,
he says, will likely be around $70 (he lowered the price on the males
because he wanted to sell them - he's had them almost a year). Oh yes, he
said the light yellow was scaring because the males almost always fight
if they are together. No sores anywhere, they're shedding and eating
fine and boy are they cute! ... *big* tongue and doe-eyes! :) I
found only one book on geckos and it was almost $50 for mostly pictures
of different species - 'not much in the way of husbandry. Are there any
good books on geckos, Day Geckos in particular? He also had a "Standing
Eye Gecko" - beautiful, but $119!!! and two Skunk Geckos for $19.99 each.
There was some sort of desert gecko as well - ground dwelling - not
nearly as cute, but interesting. Someone posted here that desert geckos
are more forgiving of temp ranges? The Day Geckos (so says the man)
need to be between 75 and 86 F. Oh yes, if they eat crickets but they
never walk on the floor of the tank, how do they catch the crickets???
Ah, and I wondered, wouldn't a *tall* tank be better than the normal 20?
~Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug!~