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Care Sheet for Golden Geckos

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 4.00    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 05/04/2005

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Golden Geckos

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Dragón_Dorado

Years Experience:

5 to 10 Years

Species:

Golden Gecko

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

N/A

Sexing and Characteristics:

Two hemipenal bulges under vent parallel to each other are sexual characteristics of a male golden gecko. A female gecko does not have the two hemipenal bulges, but she will not ;color-up’ as Bright as males, they usually stay very dark around the dorsal area.

Mostly Active During:

Night

Substrate and Water Needs:

Eco Earth Coconut fiber, paper towels, natural potting soil. I use a brand of paper towels that holds humidity well, called Viva. A shallow dish that the gecko can fit inside and soak, the gecko will do this often so change water at least every 2-3 days.

Lighting and UVB:

No UVB is required though it may be beneficial to their digestion.
A dome lamp with a 75 watt Sun/Day basking bulb. I use Exo Terra’s Sun/Day Glo basking bulbs for my geckos.
A dome lamp with a 60 watt Night/Infrared basking bulb. I use both Exo Terra’s Night Glo bulbs, and Zoo Med’s Nocturnal Infrared Heat Lamp.

Temperatures and Humidity:

69 degrees Fahrenheit to 76 degrees Fahrenheit at night. 79 degrees to 86 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. Humidity level should be 75%.

Heating and Equipment:

A dome lamp with a 75 watt Sun/Day basking bulb. I use Exo Terra’s Sun/Day Glo basking bulbs for my geckos.
A dome lamp with a 60 watt Night/Infrared basking bulb. I use both Exo Terra’s Night Glo bulbs, and Zoo Med’s Nocturnal Infrared Heat Lamp.

Caging Provided:

30-gallon tall tank is the minimum, though, due to un-stated circumstances I have been forced to use smaller tanks. Have 2 hides for every gecko. It is very not recommended to house more than one golden gecko together, even a male and a female, or a female and a female, they can be VERY aggressive towards their own species, often fighting to the death. A secure lid is also very important because they can climb walls.
Although locks are not needed. Golden geckos like to be up high and like to soak in water dishes.

Diet:

Omnivorous

Description of Diet:

Mainly carnivorous, so feed them a varied diet of crickets, superworms/ mealworms(but not too many because they are high in chitten), wax worms(for treats, they are very fatty, and good for underweight geckos, but they have no much nutritional value), moths, banana/mango baby food (Gerber’s baby food is like 100% real fruit), and Silkworms.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

I use Rep-Cal Phosphorus-free Calcium D3 supplement once a week.

Maintenance:

You should clean their cage every 4-5 days. Spray/Mist like 3 times a day. Use a Tupperware with a hole cut in the top full of moss for a moist hide which they will need to help them shed. But if you keep the cage humid enough, it is not needed at all times. Handle them often to get them to like you.

Some Words on this Species:

COUNTDOWN OF THE BADDEST GECKOS
3. Golden Geckos (Gekko ulikovskii)
2. Crocodile Gecko (Tarentola mauritanica)
1. Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko)
Golden geckos will bite if they feel threatened.
They will not go out of their way to bite someone.
With handling, patience, and possibly band-aids, golden geckos can be easily tamed.
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