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firereptiles
02-20-2006, 09:23 PM
Just want to see how many people actually working with them Or Interested in Quadriocellata...
I rarely seen them in pet stores...

Rbeitle
02-20-2006, 10:59 PM
I am working with quads. I just picked up a WC male to pair with a CB female I hatched two years ago. He is beautiful. I think they are a perfect day gecko. They are cheap, easily obtainable and are just as pretty as any of the highly sought after species.(in my opinion) I have about twenty five different species and they are on of my favs.

kenya_1977
02-20-2006, 11:21 PM
I have a few. Pretty easy to work with.

firereptiles
02-21-2006, 01:57 AM
I don't really know much about phelsumas, but I saw two quads at a petstore near my house.
One of them is much more brighter, and the color is just much more intense than the other one.
Do their color changes, can intensify and gets dull?
Or the Dull one is always going to be dull and the bright one always bright?

The petstore sell them for $65 each. Is that price decent? Those quads has a solid red line on its back.

kenya_1977
02-21-2006, 11:29 AM
Lines aren't typical, but their color patterning can range from no red spots at all to very spotted. Their colors can also brighten and dull depending on mood, surroundings, temperature, and health.

$65 is slightly high, most you'll see around $25-$50.

KyleK
02-21-2006, 01:22 PM
Yah I am interested in Quads too, but I can't find a lot here in Canada.

Frankie
02-21-2006, 01:42 PM
Pet stores sell day geckos at a high price. Problem is that they are usually wild caught and without treatment they don't do well in captivity. After vet treatments (which you would not be smart to skip if you buy a wild caught) you usually end up spending more than if you buy a captive bred.

You can usually buy a captive bred one for $45 to $60 from a keeper - heck I sell them for $50! If you have to ship, that cost extra. Go to reptile shows.

Wild caught are often brighter due to sun exposure. In captivity, they usually don't get all that good of light.

kcgeckoguy
02-21-2006, 08:51 PM
I have a few pairs of them. They are not as easy to breed as laticauda, but once they start, they continue to lay eggs for a long time. I would love to get P. quadreocelata parva.

I am fairly certain one of my pairs is a different subspecies of quad. They have bright blue tails and the others don't.

firereptiles
02-21-2006, 09:00 PM
Can I see pictures of the one you guys have? any specific sub-species you are trying to breed?

I might get one from the petstore. I've seen them there for more than 3 weeks and they seem to do fine. And I believe they are not adults yet, one is smaller than the other.

kcgeckoguy
02-21-2006, 09:16 PM
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f85/kcgeckoguy/geckos106.jpg

not a great pic but this is one of the males that has a blue tail.

Rbeitle
02-22-2006, 08:33 PM
KC,

I had Phelsuma quadriocellata parva before. They laid eggs for me and hatched but the hatchlings only survived for a few days. My female has since died and I then got rid of the male. I hoping another shipment comes in with some parva mixed in with the regular quads as last summer. I will keep you posted.

kcgeckoguy
02-22-2006, 09:14 PM
That sucks about your parva. They are the nicest pea****s. Keep me posted. Good luck!