Gecko ID

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Gecko ID

Postby Edgee » Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:09 pm

I know this is a little out of the realms that we're used to but does anyone know where I can find a comprehensive guide for geckos?
I've been looking but I can't find one on the net.

ok, the reason I ask is because I found one in a box of mangoes at work today and I want to know how to keep him

Any info would be great.
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Postby Edgee » Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:56 am

Here I was thinking that you guys knew EVERYTHING!!!!

You've all let me down severely! :P

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Postby Chris Key » Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:32 pm

Edgee wrote:Here I was thinking that you guys knew EVERYTHING!!!!

You've all let me down severely! :P


you didn't even allow 24 hours for a reply :p

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Postby Ann » Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:39 pm

Have you got a pic or any idea what type of gecko?
I found a care sheet for a leopard gecko so far.
It's here http://www.leopardgecko.com/emcare.html if it's any help.

We own two Central Bearded Dragons as well as our frogs, and planning on a diamond python next year.

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Postby Ann » Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:41 pm

Here is a gecko website from the U.K.
http://www.thegeckospot.com/index.html

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Postby Edgee » Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:36 am

And here I was thinking you guys were getting slack on me....

Thanks and I was only kidding.
Do you really think my expectations are that high? :P

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Postby Ann » Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:41 am

Well do you have more info or pics of your gecko for us or not? taps foot impatiently





:lol: :roll:

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Postby Ann » Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:14 am

Keeping Advice Sheet - Arboreal Geckos


http://www.calm.wa.gov.au/plants_animal ... eckos.html

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Postby Edgee » Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:07 am

I'll put some photos up on monday cause I'm going to sunny Adelaide today.
Thanks for that link. I think mine is the one in the photo(Gehyra variegata or Gehyra catenata) so it should be helpful.

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Postby Edgee » Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:31 am

Here you go peoples.
He's not as cute as my gracilentas but he's pretty cute all the same.
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Postby Edgee » Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:39 am

I asked around at that animal attraction forum and I got roasted!!! :roll:

Damn, I guess frog geeks are the best geeks! :lol:
(I take pride in being a geek so don't anyone take it as an insult)

I won't go into it but it was like I had just insulted their mothers.

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Postby Donna » Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:19 am

Does your gecko lack a claw on its innermost digit?

I love geckos and other lizards, and am even getting a good interest in snakes, but find reptile groups are peopled in general by a certain breed far removed in nature from froggers.

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Postby Ann » Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:19 am

Edgee wrote:I asked around at that animal attraction forum and I got roasted!!! :roll:



Ooopppss! Sorry! lol Did see there replys, seemed a bit um......high srtung! lol

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Postby Ann » Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:20 am

He is very cute! How is he going, feeding and everything?

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Postby Ann » Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:22 am

AJAMES wrote:
Edgee wrote:I asked around at that animal attraction forum and I got roasted!!! :roll:



Ooopppss! Sorry! lol Did see there replys, seemed a bit um......high srtung! lol



Matt, the owner isn't like that though. :D

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Postby Donna » Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:38 am

I just read the posts there too, and am glad the last one was sticking up for you! The geckos and frogs share wallspace in our place and the geckos really love the moths. We had some flying ants through the other night and the geckos bellies were bolging.
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Postby Ann » Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:39 am

Also, I don't know if it is different in N.S.W, but here in Vic our licence covers us for a range of different animals. We got it for our bearded dragons, but only had to log both the GTF'S and whitelips as the one licence covers them all. It will be the same when we get the diamond python.
Anyway what all that was about was, maybe your frog licence covers you for the gecko.

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Postby Edgee » Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:47 am

No such luck I'm afraid.
Amphibian keepers licence is what I've got and I would need to get a reptile keepers licence.
I'm not saying that I won't but I did want to see if the little fella survives first.

Don't be sorry for putting me on to the site.
I'm sure that they're not all like that but I'm glad that it's not just me that thinks they were a bit strict.

Hadn't noticed about the missing digit but I did notice that he has red dots or something on his feet which is kinda cool.

I think I'll stick to what I know.

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Postby Edgee » Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:23 am

Well folks, although I gave it my best shot, the little bugger just wouldn't eat.

I noticed that he'd been losing a little colour each day and yesterday, he had an attack of some description, flicked his tail off and eventually died last night.

Oh well, I guess I really am going to stick to what I know.

Also, thanks to AJAMES for sticking up for me on that 'cough' other site.
There was no need to but thanks anyway.

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Gecko Identification

Postby Eipper » Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:57 pm

That is Hemidactylus frenatus...the Asian House Gecko

They are an exotic species that have now colonised much of the urban areas on the Queensland Coast. The original Australian locations for these guys was Darwin but has since turned up at Tennant Creek and also in Northern NSW.

They are parthenogenetic (females reproduce without males) thus great colonisers!!!at the expense of Native species such as Gehyra and Oedura.

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Postby Edgee » Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:11 pm

Thanks for that.

Either way, it wasn't longed for this world.


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