View Full Version : Oedura Marmorata Caresheet Info needed

12-05-2005, 11:36 PM
Hi Everyone

Sorry me again. Does anyone know where there is a caresheet for this species. As I need information on the following questions:

1) Breeding age?
2) UV lighting needed as they are nocturnal?
3) Easy in care - feeding etc?
4) Substrate necessary?
5) How many clutches a year does a female lay?
6) Enclosure temperature?

Etc etc etc

If anyone could answer, or knows where I can get answers to these questions that would be great - I cant find anything.

Kind Regards


12-06-2005, 03:16 AM
Hi Ari,

I`m not keeping O. marmorata at the moment, but I`ll purchase 5 babies of the eastern form next Saturday.

All Oedura spec. are adult with an age around 12 month, but I prefer to breed them with around 16-18 month because they haven`t the full size with 12 month and they are still growing. You have to keep the O. marmorate separate, when you bought them!

UV lighting isn`t necessary for this night active gecko species.

In my opinion all Oedura spec. are easy to keep, they are good feeders and breeders, when all terms are matched.

Use sand as substrate and a laying box with moist sand/flower soil - mix.

I think 5-6 clutches a year by a female.

I`ll keep the O. marmorata similar to my O. castelnaui, but drier. 25-28 degrees/Celsius, local points to 35, 20-25 at night. In winter time everything 5 dregrees colder.



12-06-2005, 08:41 AM
I keep them just as Michael has said.

Ken Bartenfeld
12-06-2005, 09:25 AM
Why keep them separate, curious...

Ken Bartenfeld
12-06-2005, 09:25 AM
BTW, Great info!

12-06-2005, 03:40 PM
@ken: separate only till they are 16 month old. The geckos Ari gonna buy are just 12 month :wink:


Ken Bartenfeld
12-06-2005, 05:34 PM
Ahhh...gonna separate my 10 months olds then, I have them now together in one of the tanks...should I?

12-06-2005, 05:42 PM
I'd separate them Ken.

12-06-2005, 06:08 PM
I second that Ken, they're likely to breed too early otherwise.