View Full Version : C. elok keepers

06-07-2006, 12:08 AM
I have got my females to eat crickets out of my hands...obviously no trick how agressive they are but it makes them that much more entertaining, give it a try!
They are by far my most observed geckos with their lack of fear and activity level.
Only thing is I have not tried to handle them due to hearing of one person observing tail loss on more than one ocassion doing this (actually placing in container while cleaning cage). I am curious if anyone handles theirs at all?

06-07-2006, 09:24 AM
I dont handle any of mine unless I have to. I dont feel that its necessary, firstly, and secondly ... you get the idea..



06-07-2006, 04:28 PM
That looks like me when I handle the consobrinus..

06-07-2006, 07:43 PM
:lol: The last thing I was worried about was a little scratch...but since the both of you are women I totally understand. If Marcus showed a scratch like that and said it was why he does not handle his cat geckos... :roll:
I wonder how germ-x would feel on that?

06-07-2006, 08:00 PM
I do handle my cat geckos.. and I handle the cyrtodactylus too.. just out of need while I'm evaluating how they are doing.. weighing.. what not. I go weeks without handling them if I can.

06-07-2006, 08:48 PM
Thats cool, I am kidding by the way. I usually only handle my geckos out of need as well...I was more or less curious to any personality out of these guys as I can see the potential.
Also I have not cleaned the cage, I scoop out the waiste and stir the peat. So when I do clean the cage out, I will just place them in a newly set up with little transfer stress unless someone has a good idea.

06-07-2006, 09:10 PM
that sounds like the best way to handle cleaning to me.

06-07-2006, 10:40 PM
Shane,when I was twelve,I had 32 stitches placed in my left bicep,there was no way to deaden the pain I was about to experience.Mind you,this was muscle tissue,not skin,the skin got another 28 stitches,and after 13 shots of trying to deaden the bicep tear they were about to stitch up.Something happened to me,they say my pain receptors were re-wired,which now causes me to laugh when in extreme pain.When I snapped my right femur in half at 24,the EMT who walked up on me,thought I wasnt hurt,because I was smiling,so she removed the gym bag that was holding my leg in place,it flopped over and hit the ground,she went into shock :shock: and threw up.TRUE STORY.I told her it was broken,she didnt believe me because I would be passed out from the pain :lol: I actually think I might be masochistic now :wink:

06-08-2006, 01:29 AM
Now that is a man story right there! So if someone was to punch you in the face, even Tyson, you would laugh in their face :lol:

We need a man story section, someone tell foolio Nathan...

My brother broke his femur in three places, plus split his head open in a car accadent, at the hospital all he could do was tell me of the great beer he drank the night before :lol:, another true story.

One time I broke a nail, ha ha just kidding ladies.

06-12-2006, 01:26 AM
Hope I did not offend anyone with that last post, I really was just teasing.

Back to eloks and some good news. My larger female is gravid, and this is after the addition of my a/c unit. I don't have a male so they might not be fertile but still a sign of lower temps being needed for production just like A.felinus??? I am set at 73F.
This will also be a good way to find out if they retain sperm if they turn out to be fertile.

06-12-2006, 08:49 PM
my female is kept at around 80 and has laid a bad clutch already, she hasnt seen a male since malaysia. I tend to keep my cyrtos a bit warmer than everyone says to, and they are all doing well. I think the temps could go higher if they had too, as long as the humidity is ok. so for my elok, and the rest of the bunch, it hovers around 80 in the day, and gets down around 68-70 at night. 80-100% humidity. We'll see what happens when the males arrive. The cyrtos do all have temp gradients, but they always tend to stay on the warm side.

06-12-2006, 10:43 PM
The temps you are using are pretty close to what we experienced in Cameron Highlands.I think you can safely get to 84 for short periods as long as humidity is high.Ideal range seems to be 68f to 84f with RAH between 80-100% for various durations.

06-12-2006, 11:27 PM
as for personality, my female is extremely pissed off at me all the time. when i spray she runs out of where ever she is hiding, snd gapes her mouth open. Straight b*tch!!