View Full Version : Pickies of new arrivals!

11-16-2005, 07:23 AM
My new geckos arrived today. Have set them up and taken some pics. They are all happy and settling in well.

One of the Bynoe's females has two lumps, on behind each cheek. Is this a calcium build-up? I got really worried when I first saw her but she seems very healthy and after some research found that geckos store calcium behind their cheeks? Any ideas?

These guys are FAST and SMALL!! No handling these little ones!! They are so fast you can hardly see them move, hehehe!

Hope you enjoy the pics!!

Three Bynoe's geckos...great camoflague!!!!

Smaller and paler male Galeatus...he's a bold little fellow.

The larger and brighter coloured Galeatus. Not a great pic, but will get more once they have settled in.

Galeatus set-up.

Male and female Steindachneri

Male Steindachneri

Steindachneri set-up

11-16-2005, 08:05 AM
All beautiful Sarah, I have to get me some galeatus! :D

11-16-2005, 08:28 AM
Actually the Galeatus are really really beautiful Justin. You'd love them. If you can get some go for it! When I find a female I was going to sell the extra male, but now I've seen them I won't! I hope to high heaven that I find a couple of females soon!


11-16-2005, 10:04 AM
awsome geckos....

Ken Bartenfeld
11-16-2005, 10:19 AM
Simply great looking geckos. I love the Steindachneri, and I really hope you find some females for the Galeatus Sarah.

11-16-2005, 11:38 AM
Just curious--are you keeping all those guys in 10 gallon tanks?

Ken Bartenfeld
11-16-2005, 12:01 PM
These guys are FAST and SMALL!! No handling these little ones!! They are so fast you can hardly see them move, hehehe!

So it must hurt when they fly into the glass...heh!

11-16-2005, 02:17 PM
By the way Sarah some geckos do have large endolymphatic sacs so it's not a worry :wink:

11-16-2005, 04:17 PM
How much do the galeatus run over there in Australia. They are probably actually affordable there. In the states that start at like 400 USD.

11-16-2005, 04:23 PM
Oh, good. Thanks Justin! Glad she is alright, poor dear. Found out that the two Bynoe's females ar actually wild caught, bless them.

Ken, thanks for the wellwishes! I am sure I won't get any females this year as it is now breeding season, but maybe over the next year I can find a couple in time for next years breeding season. The Steindachneri run into the glass with a THUD! Poor things. When they run they make wavy patterns in the sand like a snake. Very cute!

Not sure how big 10 gallon is, LOL! The Steindachneri tank is 23cm x 46cm and the Galeatus tank is 26cm x 46cm. The tanks came with the Galeatus and Bynoe's free of charge. I put the bynoe's in a 30cm x 45cm tub and put the pair of Steindachneri in the smaller tank as it made more sense.


11-16-2005, 04:29 PM
Hi there,

Galeatus are generally $150 for a hatchling, I got these boy cheaper, because they are both boys, and because the owner is going overseas very soon and needed to move them on quickly.

Although they are cheaper, there are only a few people in Australia who breeds them, so getting more will be a bit of an issue!


11-16-2005, 04:42 PM
wow i am SO jealous! gorgeous geckos. i too especially love the galeatus. very nice! :D

11-17-2005, 03:15 AM
Awesome geckos, Sarah! I notice your collection is growing very fast :lol:

regards Michael

11-17-2005, 03:57 AM
It certainly is Michael, with lots more to come this season!! Mainly all hatchlings.

We moved house about six months ago from 10 acres to a very small block. My horse Jack had to be put into agistment (he is now kept at a stables and they feed and rug him).

It left me with about four spare hours a day (yes, he is a very spoilt horse, hehehe), and also left me feeling like I needed to mother something. Geckos have filled the gap a bit, although I still miss spending all my spare time with Jack.

I'm a huge animal person, my animals are my life, so this should work out well for me! My three cats are a little bit disgruntled about how much time I spend in the 'gecko room' now though as they aren't allowed in and all three generally speaking stick to my side like glue! They'll get over it LOL!


11-17-2005, 05:20 AM
Hi Sarah,

I like horses, but I never had one, our garden is too small thats why we just kept 2 nice goats :P (Im not kiding!) But I think horses need a lot of time to care and to go for a ride by many hours every day - so I stay with the geckos :wink:

In addition to my geckos, frogs and spiders I`m keeping a dog.

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