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the moof
06-07-2006, 01:57 PM
Hey,

i have just come across a lady who is selling a breeding group of 1.3 Paradoera picta, and i am very tempted to buy them, as they are from madagsacar, and i dont think i will have an oppertunity like this for a while. however, id like some advise as to how to house them? any good caresheets? and pictures would be greatly appreciated!

regards,
*the moof*

tanala
06-07-2006, 02:07 PM
opportunity like this? are they a rarity in your country? i highly recomend Patrick's new book; all questions you have should be answered in this.

so long
Sebastian

the moof
06-07-2006, 02:32 PM
awesome, thanks

in switzerland, yes, this is a rarity. geckos from madagascar are hard to come by. one reason i wish i lived in germany... i hate borders...

regards,
*the moof*

tanala
06-07-2006, 02:43 PM
you should one time come to Hamm.....

the moof
06-07-2006, 03:01 PM
getting them from hamm home is evil though...

sikorae
06-07-2006, 06:29 PM
I didn't realise they were a rarity where you live, if I was you I would get them.

Xanadu1
06-07-2006, 09:53 PM
What's Patrick's new book?

the moof
06-08-2006, 02:20 AM
me tooooo sikorae! haha!

patrick's new book is about paradoera, primarily picta, but also covers the others in somewhat less detail i believe. its next on my shopping list. :P

regards,
*the moof*

tanala
06-08-2006, 08:10 AM
the book contains picta, b. bastardi, b. ibityensis and stumpffi. Additionally, it has some pictures of lohatsara in it.

Regards
Sebastian

the moof
06-08-2006, 11:31 AM
awesome, ill look into it, its made by ms verlag right?

tanala
06-08-2006, 12:27 PM
exactly!

the moof
06-08-2006, 01:05 PM
goood :D

armali
06-08-2006, 05:26 PM
I don't think P.picta is a rarity, even in switzerland. Yes, shippment from mada. are not permit now, but this is a specie which is very common as CB, and I think you should prefer CB animals than WC.

Protean
06-08-2006, 06:21 PM
I was going to say, that just doesn't seem logical. Considering they are members of the EU there shouldn't be any issues with transporting them between member countries or from Germany. Easily stated, permits are not that hard to get if they are necessary.

Xanadu1
06-08-2006, 07:35 PM
The book sounds great...what's the title and where can I buy one???

the moof
06-08-2006, 08:04 PM
its only in german at the moment, im not sure if they intend to translate it or not?

well, even if they are easy to get, id still lvoe to grab a colony which has bred before, which i know is productive, whihc i know are captive bred, and while i ahve the oppertunity. also, they are not particularaly expensive at all :D

regards,
*the moof*

armali
06-08-2006, 08:29 PM
If they are captive bred, it will never become difficult.. You cannot obtain WC, because there is no more shippment from mada to Eu, and maybe to switzerland too, but you will always be able to obtain CB animals.

Hope they will provide you a lot of fun, this is a great specie to keep.

Mickael

the moof
06-10-2006, 03:21 PM
is it possible to keep 1.3 of these geckos in a... 20 gallon tank? and do i need a lid on it, to make sure they dont climb out, cuz i know they can climb...

Riverside Reptiles
06-10-2006, 04:10 PM
Moof, you should get them if the price is right. They're super easy to keep and they breed like crazy. You'll have a lot of fun with them. Nathan has a care sheet posted here: http://www.geckosunlimited.com/care_p.picta.htm
I think that a 20 gallon would be fine for 1.3 as they're small lizards.

the moof
06-10-2006, 04:20 PM
awesome, thanks alot!