View Full Version : Paroedura masobe Q's

Jaguar Gecko77
02-17-2006, 04:03 PM
What is the difference in care between Paroedura masobe and Paroedura picta? I have never worked with the masobe but I am very interested in those little guys. I have picta but thats about it.

02-17-2006, 05:51 PM
they are on oposite extreems when it comes to level of care...most masobe have died that entered country in past, check out mat.si he has a good line of information on them here.

02-18-2006, 03:10 PM
I've never kept this species, so the little info I have is based on what I read in some articles and books.

This species lives in the tropical rainforests of Madagascar, so their care is rather different than P. picta. They like it moist and cool. Keeping this species above 25 degrees centigrade for a long period of time, poses a serious threat to their well-being. It is also a very 'shy' species that hides most of the time.

What I know is that it is not an easy species to work with; many imports don't make it. However, it is a gorgeous gecko! :)


02-20-2006, 02:09 PM
I will be getting some this week, hopefully they will not be to stressed over the shipping. I will show pictures when set-up and share my procedures based on exsisting information I can find.

02-20-2006, 11:28 PM
Ok, I will be getting Paroedura masobe in this friday. I will be doing my homework, any information from you guys will be helpful. I am as excited as I am scared. This species is maybe the only gecko I can honestly be afraid of. You hear nothing but bad news here in the states and do not know anyone who has had any success other than mat.si and the person he got his from.

Jaguar Gecko77
02-21-2006, 08:59 PM
Lol I know what you mean man im a little scared to get a pair myself!
I have always had good sucess with Cyrtodactylus so mabye im scared of nothing you never know i guess well have to do our homework though because it looks like no one is responding. he he he Whenever your looking for info you can't find it then when you don't need it or already know its everywhere! LOL always the way!
Later and good luck-
Jaguar- :roll:

02-22-2006, 12:24 PM
Ok I recieved pictures of my P. masobe I was going to get, not so sure now. 2 females looked ok but the only male and one female looked like this...
I was told there was a quota of 10 P.masobe to be imported, he supposedlt got all 10 and so I had to understand. I will only take the ones in better shape...I will keep you up to date.

Jaguar Gecko77
02-22-2006, 04:24 PM
That poor guy looks aweful. :(

02-22-2006, 05:06 PM
This one really looks very thin, specially the tail.
If you decide to get them, give them a lot of hiding places, high humidity (spray a lot + live plants) and keep them between 18 and 24, 25 C max.
And I would keep every animal separately, because they could be aggressive.
More stress is the last thing they need.

And just recently I found out that they like to eat snails as well (at least females), like Uroplatus. It makes sense since they live in humid areas, where snails are usually found.

I'll post some photos of my adult animals and my terrariums shortly.


Jaguar Gecko77
02-22-2006, 09:32 PM
Cool thanks for the reply mat i was hoping you would because in your recent pics your masobe looks very healthy and I am really trying to study up on these guys before i get some.

02-22-2006, 09:37 PM
I responded about this in your other post Matjaz, but wanted to thank you for all the details and great pictures!

02-22-2006, 09:56 PM
Not that surprising that they eat snails. Paroedura is probably very closely related to Uroplatus. P. masobe, in particularly, resembles a Uroplatus (in my opinion).